Wine and Chocolate TASTING – Saturday, September 28

Wine and Chocolate TASTING
Saturday, September 28
6 pm Doubles Round Robin

In celebration of a wonderful season – the ETC will be hosting a wine and chocolate tasting this Saturday – following one of our last doubles round robins.

In a effort to thank all the members for making this year such a success, the ETC will cover the cost of the chocolate and any added accouterment — of which there’ll be plenty — while the entry fee for each participating member is a bottle of wine.  Meaning:  It’s just like a pot luck but for wine… If you are a wine drinker, you will need to bring a bottle with a price tag of no less than $15.  If you are not a wine connoisseur and still want to come, by all means – beers and sodas will be on sale at the bar as always.

Please sign up or call/e-mail the club by Friday, September 27, so we can be sure to order enough chocolate!!!

We’ll also be passing the hat for The Shepherds of Good Hope in Memory of fellow member and bon vivant Meg Dussault – who passed away quite unexpectedly one mid-summer evening returning home from the club.

Elmdale Open Doubles Final, Davis Cup and a Wedding

Elmdale Open Doubles Final – 6-3,6-7,7-5

Best described as a squeaker, the wisdom and experience of our ETC doubles team Marcos Valencia and Peter Worthing was enough to pull themselves back from a 5-1 deficit in the second set, but not enough to take this year’s ETC Doubles title in the third and deciding set. After close to three hours of world class tennis – WTA ranked Elizabeth Fournier and her partner Adrian Frei carried the day – only after being forced to produce some unbelievable returns rarely witnessed on the ETC courts. The club extends it’s appreciation to all those who participated, and wishes Elizabeth the very best as she returns to the tour. And a special thanks to Marcos, as ETC head of tennis operations, for organizing all the tournaments this season.

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Davis Cup

Elmdonia rules the day!

In a hard fought contest Nigel, Alexis, Graham and Patty – all Elmdonia nationals – managed to outflank Italy, the Czech Republic (without any Czech’s if you can believe it) and Chinada – to win this year’s ETC Davis Cup. It was clear, by the time the fence gate was locked late into the night – ending the now infamous and long-standing DC pot luck dinner – that there were few losers to be had. Thanks again for all those who participated, adding to the list of ETC success stories for the 2013 season…

An ETC weekend tied up in knots!

Not only are we ecstatic about launching the new ETC web site this weekend – we’re also over-the-moon to announce that ETC manager Matt MacKinnon was married on Saturday and we wish him and his new bride the very best!

2013 Davis Cup

The fall tennis season and is fast approaching, and with it THE ETC DAVIS CUP.

Please register with Matt at the club or better yet – fill out the signup sheet that is posted. You can join one of the countries already on the list or create one of your own – players are invited to invent a fictitious country if they like. And of course all nationals are expected to contribute towards a potluck dinner that is more or less indigenous to the country they are playing for – which some would say is the best part of the day!

Event details:

Saturday, September 14
Assembling of the delegates: 2:30 pm
Play begins: 2:45 pm
Potluck: Sometime after 5pm