2018 Grand Masters Hockey World Cup - Scottish Thistles
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.
Scottish Thistles will play in the Grand Masters (Over 60) Tournament Trophy. Though there is no selection for Scottish Thistles events other than first-come, frst served, any player who has put his name down for Scottish Thistles but who are subsequently selected for Scotland will be withdrawn and their place taken by the first player on the reserve list. There are currently more names on the availability list than there are places (maximum squad 18 players if there are two goalkeepers, 16 otherwise). Scotland selection is due to be published soon.
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 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). Some players have arranged accommodation elsewhere.
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