Home page of the Scottish Masters LX Hockey Club, for Scottish hockey players over the age of 60 (formerly Scottish Veterans LX Hockey Club). The Club manages the National mens hockey teams for Over 60s (Grand Masters), Over 65s (Great Grand Masters) and Over 70s (Senior Grand Masters). It fields teams under the Scottish Thistles banner at home and abroad.
Scotland were represented by Grand Masters, Great Grand Masters and Senior Grand Masters at the Celtic Cup in Marcq-en-Baroeul, France on 20-22 April.
Scotland Senior Grand Masters retained the Over 70 trophy with a 0-0 draw and a 2-1 win against Wales. Next best placed were Scotland Great Grand Masters who finished second behind Wales, while Scotland Grand Masters slipped to third place behind Wales with Ireland the winners of the premier trophy.
Dublin is the venue on 11-13 May for the 2018 Home Internationals.
Scottish Thistles have a busy month: 4-6 May in Tilburg, then Thistles Over 70 play in the Lakes Tournament in Cockermouth against the England Over 70 and Over 75 squads on 18/19 May while the Over 60 side takes on Irish Shamrocks in Bedford on 19/20 May.
New members (and partners) will be made very welcome and there is room for all standards of players. If you want to continue playing hockey into your sixties and beyond, and to have the chance of playing for your country, check out membership information or complete the online application.
Twelve players who played in the first ever Over 60 international between Scotland and Wales in Aberdeen in 2008 were reunited in battle in the 2017 Senior Grand Masters Celtic Cup in Cork, Ireland.
The highlight of the year will be the FIH Grand Masters World Cup (20-30 June, Barcelona). Other international events take place in March (7th, Durham Over 70s only v England), April (20-22, France, Celtic Cup) and May (11-13, Dublin, Home Internationals).Two Scottish Thistles teams played in March (16-18, Lille), and Thistles have entered teams in May (4-6, Tilburg) and in the World Cup Tournament Trophy in June (20-30 June, Barcelona). England LX have invited Scottish Thistles and Welsh Dragons to play in their North East Tour in Durham on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 September. Scottish Thistles Over 60 played Cumbria on 15 April at Penrith and have a double header against Irish Shamrocks at Bedford on 19/20 May. Scottish Thistles Over 70 played in England in April (6-8, Wellingborough) and will play the England Over 75 and Over 70 squads in May (18-19, Cockermouth). Scottish Thistles have been invited to the 2018 Dragons Festival in Swansea on 28/29 July.
Sunday 29 April Glasgow Green 15:00-17:00 Over 65/70/non-international Over 60 v Scotland Over 60 Ladies (training match)
Sunday 27 May Glasgow Green 12:00-14:00 Scotland Over 60s; Clydesdale 14:00-17:00 all other players
Saturday 2 June Glasgow Green 12:00-14:00 Scotland Over 60s training match
Sunday 10 June Peffermill 13:00-15:00 Scotland Over 60s; 11:00-13:00 all other players
Please inform your team co-ordinator if your availability for these dates has changed - the availability poll is closed but the co-ordinators have a copy.
The squads and draw for the 2018 Home internationals are now available.
The match schedule for the World Cup in Barcelona from 20-30 June 2018 has been published, and you can find a link to the draw and information about Scotland's opponents below.
9th Grand Masters Hockey World Cup: Scotland Grand Masters are one of a record 18 countries competing for the Over 60 cup; Argentina, Canada, Singapore and USA are entering for the first time. There are 14 teams in the Great Grand Masters tournament and 11 in the Senior Grand Masters competition.
Grand Masters Tournament Trophy: Scottish Thistles are one of ten teams competing for the Over 60 trophy.