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2017 Home Internationals

Swansea Bay H.C., Swansea, Wales 30 June - 2 July 2017

The 2017 Home International tournament took place at the King George V Playing Fields, Swansea from Friday 30 June to Sunday 2 July.

Scotland fielded teams at Grand Masters, Great Grand Masters and Senior Grand Masters level. The first two competitions involved England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and the Senior Grand Masters only England, Scotland and Wales - Australia Over 70s played as guests in the tournament, finishing off a four week European tour.

Both Scotland Grand Masters and Scotland Senior Grand Masters claimed second place in their respective tournaments in Swansea over the weekend of 30 June - 2 July 2017. Scotland Great Grand Masters saw second place snatched from their grasp with five minutes to go in their final match on Sunday 2 July, Ireland scoring a winner to demote Scotland to third place on goal difference.

England as usual dominated the tournament, retaining each of the three trophies.

Tournament Results

Each team played three matches - the Over 70 fixtures involving Australia were outside the Senior Grand Masters competition, which was played between England, Scotland and Wales.

Friday 30 June
Welsh Flag Wales O70 0 Scotland Flag Scotland O70 1   England Flag England O70 3 Australian Flag Australia O70 0
Welsh Flag Wales O65 1 All Ireland Flag Ireland O65 0   England Flag England O65 4 Scotland Flag Scotland O65 0
Welsh Flag Wales O60
1 All Ireland Flag Ireland O60
2
England Flag England O60 2 Scotland Flag Scotland O60 1
Saturday 1 July
Welsh Flag Wales O70 0 Australian Flag Australia O70 3   England Flag England O70 7 Scotland Flag Scotland O70 0
Scotland Flag Scotland O60 2 Welsh Flag Wales O60 1   All Ireland Flag Ireland O60
0
England Flag England O60
4
All Ireland Flag Ireland O65 0 England Flag England O65 2   Scotland Flag Scotland O65 2 Welsh Flag Wales O65 0
Sunday 2 July
All Ireland Flag Ireland O60 0 Scotland Flag Scotland O60 5   Scotland Flag Scotland O70 0 Australian Flag Australia O70 5
Welsh Flag Wales O70 0 England Flag England O70 4   All Ireland Flag Ireland O65
2 Scotland Flag Scotland O65
1
Welsh Flag Wales O65 1 England Flag England O65 4   Welsh Flag Wales O60 1 England Flag England O60 9

Final Standings

Grand Masters

  P W D L F A Pt GD
England 3 3 0 0 13 2 9 11
Scotland 3 2 0 1 8 3 6 5
Ireland 3 1 0 2 2 10 3 -9
Wales 3 0 0 3 3 13 0 -10

Great Grand Masters

  P W D L F A Pt GD
England 3 3 0 0 10 1 9 9
Ireland 3 1 0 2 2 4 3 -2
Scotland 3 1 0 2 3 6 3 -3
Wales 3 1 0 2 2 6 3 -4

 

Senior Grand Masters

  P W D L F A Pt GD
England 2 2 0 0 11 0 6 11
Scotland 2 0 0 1 1 7 3 -6
Wales 2 0 0 2 0 5 0 -5

Scotland Results and Reports (updated as matches are played)

Grand Masters          Great Grand Masters          Senior Grand Masters

Scotland Squads

Murray Paton selected the following squads.

Over 60

Hew Bishop
John Candlin
Ali Hay
John Hay
Derek Johnstone
Alasdair McArthur
Ian McCreath
Bernie Morrison
Ali Ogilvie
Danny Onn
Glenn Paton
Arthur Robertson
David Rowlands
Ronnie Stott
Niall Sturrock
Billy Taylor
Chris Taylor
Ian Wilson

Ben Gibson was originally selected but had to withdraw and his place was taken by Alasdair McArthur

Over 65

Jim Bate
Ernie Brittain-Dodd
Jim Chisholm
Graham Conkie
Doug Turner
Donald Dunbar
Colin Gallacher
Peter Gordon
Chris Kalman
Tim Lorimer
Gordon Loudon*
Alan Parker
Stuart Robertson
John Smith*

* underage player

Ken Moore had to withdraw from the squad, and Tim Lorimer played on Saturday 1 July as an underage player in place of John Smith following John's injury.

Over 70

Alan Bremner
David Cassell
Roy Crichton
Nigel Dixon
Ian Downie
Kieran McLernan
David Margerison
Duncan Mitchell*
Donald Paterson
Robbie Robertson
Murdoch Shirreffs
Sandy Weir

* underage player

David Cassell, Duncan Mitchell and Donald Paterson have been added to the squad. Alan Bryce, Andy Ferrol, Fred Lawson, Doug Morrice, Alistair Philip and Norrie Springford were selected but have been forced to withdraw for various reasons.