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frst served, any player who put his name down for Scottish Thistles but who was subsequently selected for Scotland was withdrawn and their place taken by the first player on the reserve list. All the places have now been filled.
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. tournament draw
Scottish Thistles are drawn in Pool A with Germany 2, Ireland 2, Sixtiberians and Southern Cross.
Pool A Matches
22 June 09:00 Pitch 1 Scottish Thistles v Southern Cross
23 June 10:45 Pitch 4 Ireland v Scottish Thistles
24 June 10:45 Pitch 3 Germany v Scottish Thistles
26 June 10:45 Pitch 4 Sixtiberians v Scottish Thistles
All teams will play six matches. The teams finishing first and second in each pool will play off in semi finals and finals for the first four places. The teams finishing third and fourth will follow the same format to decide places 5-8. The two teams finishing fifth will play each other twice to decide ninth and tenth places.
full tournament draw (PDF, new window)
John Bennett (manager)
Mike McInally (coach)
Neil Mackenzie (cpt)
Dick Pearce (GK)
Keith Raper (social)
Stuart Stephen (vice cpt)
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