Scottish Masters LX Hockey Club

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.

Whites so near in Lille

Thistles White fought out the final of the Jacques Lévy Tournament in Lille with Welsh Dragons but neither side could find the net and the match went to penalties. 2-2 after five penalties each led to sudden death and sadly it was Welsh Dragons who won the trophy after the last Scottish penalty was saved. Scottish Thistles Blue finished in seventh place, beating Alliance 2-0 courtesy of two first half goals scored by Tim Lorimer. The highlight was the first ever win over England LX in the semi final

Scottish Thistles White had sealed their place in the tournament final with a close-fought, first ever win over England LX in the semi final, a single goal from Gurdial Duhre making the difference between the two teams.

the match ball from the semi final Lille 2019 Scottish Thistles White 1 England LX 0
the match ball from the semi final

results and reports

2019 events

Colin Tucker thwarted by England Over 70 keeper Durham 2018 photograph by Will

Colin Tucker thwarted by England Over 70 keeper in Durham
Photograph ©2018 Will Palmer

Membership

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.

Peter Robertson scores the opener from the spot against Ireland in 2017 GGM Celtic Cup

Peter Robertson scores the opener from the spot against Ireland in 2017 GGM Celtic Cup

Survivors of the first Scotland-Wales International

Survivors of the first ever Scotland-Wales International

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.

2019 Events

2019 European Cup Logo

The 2019 international season began with an Over 70 international against England at Durham on Tuesday 5 March at 15:00.

Wales will host the 2019 Celtic Cup in Swansea from 26 to 28 April and Aberdeen is the venue for the 2019 Four NationsTournament (formerly Home Internationals) on 24-26 May.

The main tournament of 2019 will be the Grand Masters European Hockey Cup at KHC Dragons, Brasschaat, Belgium from 19-29 June. 79 teams have registered to take part tournament website

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.

2019 Calendar

2018 Events

FIH Grand Masters World Hockey Cup Barcelona 2018

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

AGM 2019

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.

International Squad Selection

Scotland Over 60, Over 65 and Over 70 squads for the three major 2019 tournaments have been selected. squad lists

Cockermouth 18/19 May 2019

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).

International Coaches and Managers

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 Donnie Watson. They have been joined by Sandy Keith as coach for the Over 70 squad and it is hoped that a manager will be confirmed very soon. more details

 

Bernie Morrison about to score v France in GM Celtic Cup 2017

Bernie Morrison about to score v France in GM Celtic Cup 2017