Real Club de Polo de Barcelona

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.

Team Hotel

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).

Competition Structure

As well as the three Scotland men's international teams and Scottish Thistles, Scotland Over 60 women are taking part in the tournament.

full tournament draw (PDF, new window)

Grand Masters World Cup (Over 60)

18 teams will take part, in two pools of five teams and two pools of four teams. Scotland are in Pool B with Australia, South Africa, and newcomers Canada and USA.

Pool B Matches

21 June 10:45 Pitch 1 Australia v Scotland

23 June 17:45 Pitch 2 Scotland v USA

24 June 14:15 Pitch 2 Scotland v Canada

26 June 14:15 Pitch 2 Scotland v South Africa

The four quarter finals will be played out by the teams finishing first and second in each pool, competing for places 1-8. The four winners will go on to the semi finals where the winners will go into the final and the losers will play off for third and fourth place. The teams finishing third and fourth in each pool will take part in play offs, competing for places 9-16, with the same format as for the quarter finals and semi finals. The two teams finishing fifth will play each other twice to decide places 17 and 18. If Scotland finish in positions 1-4 in Pool B, they will play a team from Pool C in the quarter finals.

Cross Over Matches

27 June 12:30 Pitch 2 B1 v C2
27 June 12:30 Pitch 3 C1 v B2
27 June 14:15 Pitch 2 B3 v C4
27 June 14:15 Pitch 3 C3 v B4

28 June 12:30 Pitch 1 WA3/D4 v WC3/D4 [185]
28 June 12:30 Pitch 2 WB3/C4 v WD3/A4 [186]
28 June 12:30 Pitch 3 LA3/D4 v LC3/D4 [187]
28 June 12:30 Pitch 4 LB3/C4 v LD3/A4 [188]

29 June 14:15 Pitch 1 WA1/D2 v WC1/B2 [205]
29 June 14:15 Pitch 2 WB1/C2 v WD1/A2 [206]
29 June 14:15 Pitch 3 LA1/D2 v LC1/B2 [207]
29 June 14:15 Pitch 4 LB1/C2 v LD1/A2 [208]

Finals

27 June 19:30 Pitch 1 A5 v B5 17/18 final 1
29 June 10:45 Pitch 3 A5 v B5 17/18 final 2
30 June 12:30 Pitch 3 L207 v L208 7/8 final
30 June 14:15 Pitch 3 W207 v W206 5/6 final
30 June 14:15 Pitch 4 W187 v W188 13/14 final
30 June 16:00 Pitch 2 L205 v L206 bronze medal
30 June 16:00 Pitch 3 W185 v W185 9/10 final
30 June 16:00 Pitch 4 L187 v L188 15/18 final
30 June 14:15 Pitch 1 W205 v W206 gold medal

Great Grand Masters World Cup (Over 65)

14 teams will compete in this tournament in two pools (A and B) of five teams and one pool (C) of four teams. Scotland are in Pool A along with England, Germany, Italy and South Africa.

Pool A Matches

21 June 12:30 Pitch 2 England v Scotland

23 Jun 10:45 Pitch 1 Scotland v South Africa

24 June 12:30 Pitch 4 Scotland v Italy

26 June 09:00 Pitch 4 Scotland v Germany

There is a complex arrangement to decide the final composition of the quarter finals. Six teams will qualify by right as winners or runners up in their pools. The teams finishing third and fourth in Pool C, which has only four teams, will play each other a second time and the aggregate winner will qualify for a three way penalty shoot out with the team finishing third in each of Pool A and B. The winner and runner up in the penalty shoot out will qualify for the quarter finals, to play against the winners of Pool A and Pool C (avoiding playing a team they have already played). The winner of Pool B will play the lower ranked (average points per match) of the teams finishing second in Pools A and C, and the remaining two teams finishing second in their pools will play each other.

The winners of the four quarter finals will go on to compete for places 1-4 in the normal semi final and final format, and the losers will play off for places 5-8 using the same system. The third placed team which loses the penalty shoot out will play the lowest ranked fourth placed team (average points per match) unless that is a team in the same first round pool, on which case it will play the next lowest ranked team. The other two fourth placed teams will play each other. The winners of the two ties will play off for places 9 and 10 and the losers for places 11 and 12. The two teams finishing fifth will play each other twice to decide the final two places.

3rd place penalty shoot out

26 June 12:30 Pitch 1 A3 v B3 v C3

Cross Over Matches

27 June 09:00 Pitch 1 A1 v B3 or C3 [152]
27 June 09:00 Pitch 2 C1 v A3 or B3 [153]
27 June 09:00 Pitch 3 B1 v A2 or C2 [154]
27 June 09:00 Pitch 4 B2 v A2 or C2 [155]

28 June 14:15 Pitch 1 ABC3 v ABC4 [189]
28 June 14:15 Pitch 2 ABC4 v ABC4 [190]

Semi Finals

29 June 12:30 Pitch 1 W152 v W154 [201]
29 June 12:30 Pitch 2 W153 v W155 [202]
29 June 12:30 Pitch 3 L152 v L154 [203]
29 June 12:30 Pitch 3 L153 v L155 [204]

Finals

28 June 10:45 Pitch 4 A5 v B5 13/14 final 1
29 June 09:00 Pitch 3 A5 v B5 13/14 final 2
30 June 10:45 Pitch 3 W203 v W204 5/6 final
29 June 16:00 Pitch 2 L189 v L190 11/12 final
29 June 16:00 Pitch 3 W189 v W190 9/10 final
30 June 10:45 Pitch 4 L203 v L204 7/8 final
30 June 14:15 Pitch 2 L201 v L202 bronze medal
30 June 16:00 Pitch 1 W201 v W202 gold medal

Senior Grand Masters (Over 70)

There are eleven Over 70 teams, which will play in two pools (A and B) of six and five teams. Scotland are in Pool A along with Australia, Germany, complete newcomers Argentina, and (new to Over 70 competition) Italy and South Africa.

Pool A Matches

21 Jun 17:45 Pitch 1 Scotland v Argentina

22 June 16:00 Pitch 2 Australia v Scotland

25 June 12:30 Pitch 2 Scotland v Italy

26 June 14:00 Pitch 4 Scotland v South Africa

The teams finishing first and second in each pool will play off for positions 1-4 in the standard semi-final/final format, and the teams finishing third and fourth will play off in the same way for positions 5-8. Places 9-11 will be decided on a round robin basis by the carried forward result of the pool match between the teams finishing fifth and sixth in Pool A and the results of the matches between these two teams and the team finishing fifth in Pool B.

Cross Over Matches

Positions 1-4

28 June 09:00 Pitch 1 A1 v A2
28 June 09:00 Pitch 3 B1 v A2

30 June 10:45 Pitch 2 3rd/4th place final
30 June 14:15 Pitch 1 Final

Positions 5-8

27 June 16:00 Pitch 4 A3 v B4
27 June 17:45 Pitch 4 B3 v A4

29 June 10:45 Pitch 1 5/6 final
29 June 10:45 Pitch 3 7/8 final

Positions 9-11 (A5 v A6 already played in pool)

28 June 10:45 Pitch 1 A6 v B5

29 June 19:30 Pitch 3 A5 v B5

 

Squads

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

newsletter January 2018 (PDF)

tournament website