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2019 Events


The main tournament of 2019 will be the Grand Masters European Cup at KHC Dragons, Brasschaat, Belgium from 19-29 June. tournament website

The 2019 international begins with the annual Over 70 fixture against England at Durham on Tuesday 5 March at 15:00. squad

Wales will host the 2019 Celtic Cup in Swansea from 26 to 28 April and Scotland is the venue for the 2019 Four Nations tournament in Aberdeen on 24-26 May.

Scottish Thistles

Scottish Thistles will field an Over 60 team in the Four Nations tournament in Aberdeen on 24-26 May and, for the first time, both an Over 60 and an Over 65 team in the Grand Masters Tournament Trophy in Belgium from 19-29 June.

The first Scottish Thistles event of the year will be the annual Jacques Lévy Superveterans Tournament in Lille (15-17 March).

Thistles have accepted an invitation to the Tilburg Superveterans Tournament on 26-28 April and are planning to field a team in each of the two age groups, hopefully with the same personnel as in the Grand Masters European Tournament Trophy in June. Welsh Dragons are proposing moving the date of the 2019 Dragons Tournament to the weekend of 4-5 August (annual Scottish Thistles event).

2020 Events

Following the 2018 WGMA Congress in Barcelona, when delegates were asked to choose between Netherlands and Japan for the venue of the next World Cup, and a large majority chose Japan, WGMA has announced that the 2020 World Cup will be held on the three pitches at the Olympic Hockey Stadium to be build at Oi Seaside Park, near Tokyo Haneda Airport. The dates have not yet been announced but will be after the Olympic Games which run from 24 July to 9 August 2020 - currently pencilled in for October.

The crystal ball and the past sequence of fixtures suggests that the 2020 Celtic Cup will be in Scotland and the Four Nations tournament in England.