2018 Grand Masters Hockey World Cup
Real Club de Barcelona 20-30 June 2018
The 2018 Grand Masters Hockey World Cup takes place at Real Club de Polo de Barcelona, where there are three pitches. A fourth pitch at Via Ferrea, Castelldefels, 18 km south of Barcelona, will also be used during the tournament. This venue is close to Castelldefels rail station for travel from Barcelona.
Scotland will be represented by four teams: Scotland Grand Masters (Over 60), Great Grand Masters (Over 65) and Senior Grand Masters (Over 70) in the Grand Masters Hockey World Cup and by an Over 60 Scottish Thistles team in the Grand Masters Hockey Tournament Trophy. There are 18 countries entered for the Grand Masters competition: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, USA, and Wales. The same countries, with the addition of Egypt and minus Argentina, Canada, Singapore and USA, make up the 15 teams in the Great Grand Masters tournament. Five of those are not represented in the Senior Grand Masters competition: Egypt, France, Ireland, New Zealand and Spain, while Argentina will field an Over 70 side in the 11 country tournament. In the Grand Masters Tournament Trophy, there will be 10 teams competing: Alliance, England LX, Germany 2, Ireland 2, Netherlands 2, Scottish Thistles, Spain 2, South Africa 2, Southern Cross and Wales 2. The tournament draw is expected in April 2018.
The team hotel is the Rafael Badalona Hotel, 15 km north of Barcelona. Travel to Real Club de Polo by metro (1 change) and Castelldefels by train (also 1 change).
Timetable of Events
18-20 June training slots on request to Organising Committee
20 June time TBA Managers Meeting and Umpires Meeting
20 June time TBA Opening Ceremony
26 June WGMA Congress
28 June Gala Dinner
30 June Tournament Finals up to 7:30 p.m.
30 June Closing Ceremony