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.
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.
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
Scotland Over 60, Over 65 and Over 70 squads for the three major 2019 tournaments have been selected. squad lists
The AGM of the Club will be held in Glasgow at 16:00 after the training sessions in which a high percentage of members will participate that day. The venue has still to be confirmed
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).
The Over 65 training session on Sunday 17 March at Peffermill has been cancelled, and the squad will now take part in a triangular mini tournament with Scottish Thistles teams at Glasgow National Hockey Centre from 12:00-15:00. Scottish Thistles Doodle poll
Over 60 (10:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00) and Over 70 (12:00-14:00) international training sessions take place Sunday 31 March at the High School of Glasgow. The Over 65 squad will train at Glasgow Green on Sunday 21 April (10:00-13:00) and Sunday 12 May (13:00-16:00).
Adam McInnes is the new coach of the Scotland Over 60 squad and Ian Wilson will be player-coach for the Over 65 squad. They have been joined by Sandy Keith as coach for the Over 70 squad. more details