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.
Scottish Thistles travelled to Cockermouth on 18-19 May for the Lakes Tournament ahead of the Four Nations Tournament Trophy the following weekend and finished in a creditable second place after beating both England LX sides and a narrow defeat to Reivers. They had lost both friendly matches against England LX White and Red the previous day but the practice obviously did them good!
Scotland host the annual Four Nations Tournament in Aberdeen and, for the first time, there will be a Tournament Trophy involving sides from all four countries. In another first, Ireland will make up the full set of teams in the International Over 70 competition.
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 will again play the Tilburg Superveterans Tournament on 26-28 April and will field a team in each of the two age groups. Thistles will be back for the 2019 Dragons Tournament in Swansea on 4-5 August.
2018 saw Scottish Thistles win Silver in the 2018 World Grand Masters Tournament Trophy, our best ever result at Grand Masters level. summary of 2018
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.
Scotland Over 60, Over 65 and Over 70 squads for the three major 2019 tournaments have been selected. squad lists
Scottish Thistles will send a mixed age team to the England LX tournament at Cockermouth on the weekend of 18/19 May. The opposition will be England LX 60/65s (probably from their Euro squads), and the Reivers (masters team from Cumbria, Northumbria and Durham who, at this stage are in the quarter finals of the England Over 60's cup).
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