2016 Grand Masters Hockey World Cup Newcastle Australia

2016 World Cup Newcastle, New South Wales

The 2016 Grand Masters Hockey World Cup took place in Newcastle, New South Wales from 3-12 May 2016.

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Scotland entered two teams, Grand Masters (Over 60) and Great Grand Masters (Over 65). The Grand Masters team finished in a very creditable sixth place while the Great Grand Masters finished ninth.

Scotland Grand Masters and Great Grand Masters World Cup 2016 Newcastle NSW

There were thirteen teams entered in the Grand Masters (Over 60) event: Australia, England, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Scotland, Wales. The Great Grand Masters (Over 65) tournament had nine teams: Australia, Belgium, England, Japan,Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Scotland, Wales.

Coach Murray Paton selected the following Scotland squads.

Scotland Grand Masters (Over 60)

Hew Bishop, John Candlin, John Connaghan, Ben Gibson, John Hay, Derek Johnstone, Chris Kalman, Gordon Loudon, Bernie Morrison, Alan Moulds, Dannie Onn, Glenn Paton, Alistair Ross, Stuart Robertson, Niall Sturrock, Ian Wilson.

Scotland Great Grand Masters (Over 65)

Alan Auld, Jim Bate, Ernie Brittain-Dodd, Mike Button, Jim Chisholm, Graham Conkie, Nigel Dixon, David Fargus, Kieran McLernan, Alastair McNab, Alan Parker, Donald Paterson, Peter Robertson, Doug Turner.

Tournament Summary

Grand Masters

Scotland were in Pool C with England, Japan and Malaysia, finishing in third place. Pool A contained Australia, Germany Singapore, Spain and Wales, and Pool B included Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand and South Africa. Scotland advanced to the quarter finals following successful penalty shoot outs with New Zealand and Wales on Saturday 7 May. In spite of a very strong display against Netherlands, they went down in the quarter final, leaving them playing off for places 5-8. A win against New Zealand set them up to play South Africa for fifth place but Scotland were edged out in a closely fought match to finish sixth. fixtures, results and reports

Great Grand Masters

Scotland were in Pool B with Australia, England and Japan. Pool A had five teams: Belgium, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa and Wales. Scotland finished in fourth place in Pool B and played off for places 5-9 with Japan (loss in Pool B taken forward), Belgium, South Africa and Wales. Unfortunately the best they could manage in the play offs was a very creditable draw with Wales and a loss to Belgium in the final match left them in ninth place. fixtures, results and reports