Home page of the Scottish Masters LX Hockey Club, for Scottish hockey players over the age of 60 (formerly Scottish Veterans LX Hockey Club). The Club manages the National mens hockey teams for Over 60s (Grand Masters), Over 65s (Great Grand Masters) and Over 70s (Senior Grand Masters). It fields teams under the Scottish Thistles banner at home and abroad.
Scotland are represented by three international sides in the Men's Grand Masters European Cup at Brasschaat, Belgium on 19-29 June 2019: at Over 60, Over 65 and Over 70 level. Scotland's Over 60 Women are competing in the Women's Grand Masters World Cup at the same venue, and Scottish Thistles have teams in the Over 60 and Over 65 Tournament Trophy.
There were two competitive matches and a friendly on the seventh day in Brasschaat. Scotland Over 70 lost 3-0 to Belgium in the match for a place in the 5-6 final and now face Ireland for 7th place. Scottish Thistles Over 65 beat Alliance 1-0 with a goal from Tim Lorimer in the dying minutes in the first of their double header matches to decide ninth place. Scotland Over 60 Women lost 2-0 in a friendly against England Over 65 Women. All the other teams had a rest day before their play off and semi final matches.
After seven days, the situation for each of the Scottish teams is:
Over 60 2nd out of 5 - into semi finals
Over 65 3rd out of 4 - in round robin for 5th-9th with three points against Belgium
Over 70 playing off for 7th-8th
Over 60 Women 4th out of 4 - in play off for bronze
Thistles Over 60 2nd out of 4 - playing off for 1st-4th
Thistles Over 65 won 1-0 in first of two play offs for 9th-10th
New members (and partners) will be made very welcome and there is room for all standards of players. If you want to continue playing hockey into your sixties and beyond, and to have the chance of playing for your country, check out membership information or complete the online application.
Twelve players who played in the first ever Over 60 international between Scotland and Wales in Aberdeen in 2008 were reunited in battle in the 2017 Senior Grand Masters Celtic Cup in Cork, Ireland.
The 2019 international season began with an Over 70 international against England at Durham on Tuesday 5 March at 15:00.
The first Scottish Thistles event of the year was the annual Jacques Lévy Superveterans Tournament in Lille (15-17 March), in which Thistles Whites narrowly missed out on the trophy. Thistles again played in the Tilburg Superveterans Tournament on 26-28 April and fielded a team in each of the two age groups, the older team winning the gold medal. The 2019 Dragons Tournament in Swansea is going ahead on 3-4 August - Doodle Poll. The poll for the midweek North East Tour in Durham on 10-12 September is now open too.
World Masters Hockey has set the dates for all Masters World Cup competitions for 2020 and the Grand Masters competition will now take place in Tokyo from 5 to 15 November 2020 instead of earlier in the year as originally planned.
With John Smith and Jim Chisholm sharing the duties of Treasurer, the Club has set up a new email address to which both have access. Please use this address for any communications about financial matters so that the correct person can deal with your email.
At the AGM held on Sunday 31 March at The High School of Glasgow, Kieran McLernan, John Hay and John Smith were re-elected as President, Secretary and Treasurer. John Candlin and Jim Chisholm were elected to the Executive Management Committee as Ordinary Members.
Adam McInnes and George Guy are the new coach and manager of the Scotland Over 60 squad and Ian Wilson will be player-coach for the Over 65 squad, who will be managed by Donny Watson. They have been joined by Sandy Keith and Rona Beattie as coach and manager for the Over 70 squad. more details