European Superveterans Trophy  2006 Bronze Medal

European Superveterans Over 60 Championship
9-11 June 2006 Bra Italy

The Over 60 European Championship for 2006 was fought out by England, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Scotland in a round robin played in Bra, Italy.

Scotland won the bronze medal behind England and Germany after wins over Netherlands and Italy, but only after a nail biting finish against the home side in the final match. A packed Italian defence stood firm against waves of Scottish attacks and looked to be denying Scotland the win which would bring the bronze medal. Roy Crichton came to the rescue with the crucial goal in the final minutes to seal victory and the bronze medal position. At the fifth time of asking, Scotland had finally made the podium at a European tournament.

Five Aberdeen GSFP players won bronze medals for Scotland - Bra 2006

Five members of Aberdeen GSFP won bronze medals for Scotland: Fred Lawson, Ron Fraser, Tony Duguid, Kieran McLernan and Ian Downie

The Scottish Thistles team also finished third in the unofficial Over 60 competition, again finishing behind England and Germany, winning their matches against Netherlands 2 and Alliance and drawing with England 2. Only Germany 2 managed to beat Scottish Thistles.


Auld, Andrew, Black, Bremner, Crichton, Downie, Duguid, Fraser, Keddie, Lawson, McLernan, Morrice, Monaghan, Philip (Capt.), Phillips, Strachan

Scottish Thistles

Black, Bryce, Caren, Cassell, DiRollo, Forster, Fraser, McIntosh, Margerison (guest), Mitchinson, Weir (Capt.), White

Scottish Thistles Squad European Championships Bra 2006

Umpires: Smith, Toner

Pool A Results (European Superveterans Over 60 Championship)

Scotland 2 (Duguid 2), Netherlands 1

Scotland 0, England 3

Scotland 1 (Crichton), Italy 0

Pool C Results (unofficial competition)

Scottish Thistles 1 (Bryce), England O 60/2 1

Scottish Thistles 2 (Bryce, McIntosh), Netherlands O 60/2 1

Scottish Thistles 0, Germany O 60/2 4

Scottish Thistles 0, England O 65/2 1*

Scottish Thistles 1 (Bryce), Alliance O 65 0*

Scottish Thistles 2 (Bryce, Margerison), Alliance O 60 0

*outside the competition

Bra 2006 Dinner

Scottish Party enjoying a multi course dinner