2019 International Events
The opening international event of the 2019 season will be the annual Over 70 international against England at Durham on 5 March.
the Celtic Cup at King George VI Playing Fields, Swansea on the weekend of 26-28 April.
It is expected that Ireland will join Scotland and Wales for the first time in the Over 70 (Senior Grand Masters) competition, in which Scotland are the holders. Scotland Grand Masters and Great Grand Masters will be looking to improve on their third and second places respectively in the 2018 tournament.
Preliminary squads will take part in training sessions on 27 January before selection is made for the playing squads in the Celtic Cup. A further two training sessions on 24 February and 24 March with the selected squads will help prepare for the tournament.
A month after the Celtic Cup, the squads will be in action again in Aberdeen in the Four Nations tournament, involving England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales at all three age groups as we;; as a 'B' International Over 60 tournament in which it is hoped all four countries will field sides.
The tournaments come thick and fast, and less than a month later Scotland will field three international sides and two B international teams in the European Cup in Brasschaat, Belgiium from 19-29 June.