Scottish Masters LX Hockey Club

Home page of the Scottish Masters LX Hockey Club, for Scottish hockey players over the age of 60. The Club currently 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 Grand Masters win European Bronze

Scotland Over 60 Men took the Bronze Medal in the 2019 Grand Masters European Cup in Brasschaat, Belgium with a 4-3 win over Germany on the final day of the tournament.

Scotland Over 60 2019 World Grand Masters Bronze Medallists
Scotland Over 60 2019 World Grand Masters Bronze Medallists

Not to be outdone, Scotland Over 60 Women beat Netherlands 2-1 to win Bronze in the Over 60 Womens European Cup. Finally, Scotland Over 65 finished the tournament undefeated, beating Ireland 3-0 to secure fifth place in the Great Grand Masters European Cup. Scotland Over 70 finished seventh, Scottish Thistles Over 60 fourth and Scottish Thistles Over 65 ninth.

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2020 World Cup Tokyo, Japan 5-15 November

The Masters World Cup competition for 60+ will take place in Tokyo from 5 to 15 November 2020. Matches will be played at two different venues: at the Oi Olympic Hockey Field, where there will be three water based Poligrass pitches, and at the Komazawa Olympic Park General Sports ground, where the 1964 Olympics were held, and where there is now one sand dressed pitch (renewed in 2017). Scotland will be represented by at least one side. Newsletter 1 (PDF)

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.

Survivors of the first Scotland-Wales International

Survivors of the first ever Scotland-Wales International

Proof that membership allows you to extend your (international) playing career - 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.

In the UK, internationals are in March (Over 70 only v England, Durham), May (Four Nations, London) and August (Celtic Cup, Glasgow).

Scottish Thistles have fixtures in January (Carlisle), March (Lille), April (Tilburg), May (Four Nations, London), June (Cockermouth), July (Bra and Swansea), August (hosting the Four Nations Spirit of Masters tournament in Dundee), September (Durham), October (Bedford, TBC) and November (World Cup Spirit of Masters, Tokyo).

Two whole club events for all players and guests in mixed age groups are planned for September in Edinburgh and December in Glasgow.

2020 Calendar

Thistles May Mini-tour

We have been invited to send two Scottish Thistles teams to the Midlands of England over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd May and would like to gauge interest by Wednesday 22 January - an Over 60 and an Over 65 team, or a single age group team. Please take the time to complete the availability poll

Over 70 Team Co-ordinator

Peter Gordon has stepped up to take over the role of Over 70 Team Co-ordinator from Roy Crichton.

Over 70 v England

Scotland Over 70 will take on England in the annual fixture in Durham on 10 March 2020. England has agreed that we can field up to three underage players (68-69 by 31 December 2020). Eligible players please complete the availability poll.

Training

Over 60 and Over 65 training is ongoing and the Over 65 international squad, from which squads will be selected for the three main tournaments of the year, has now been formed. Over 70 sessions are being planned. See training for future Over 60 and possible Over 70 sessions.

Over 65 Squad Sessions February-May

Squad Over 65 training sessions will take place on the following dates at Glasgow Green from 11:00-14:00.

  • Sunday 9 February
  • Sunday 8 March

Please complete this Doodle poll with your availability for these sessions.

There will be further sessions in April and May including a weekend for the players selected for the Home Nations tournament in Southgate. This will involve a light training session on a Saturday morning followed by a game in the afternoon. Dinner. B&B. Sunday, light training session followed by game late morning.