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World Cup 2012 - Invitation and Advance Information

WGMA would like to invite all interested 60 plus veterans teams to participate in the 6th GRAND MASTERS HOCKEY WORLD CUP tournament to be held at the Oxford Hawks Hockey Club, Oxford, England, from 14th – 24th August 2012.

The England Hockey Board will host the tournament in association with the LX Club and their organising committee will be responsible for managing the event and liaising with team managers. Training and the opening ceremony will be on 14th August and matches will start the following day.

Oxford Hawks Hockey Club is situated three kilometres from the centre of the famous university city of Oxford with easy access to the River Thames and the beautiful Cotswold countryside. London is approximately an hour away by train or car.

The World Cup Pools will be organised as follows:

Grand Masters

Tournament for men aged sixty years or over (born 1952 or earlier):

  • Division A for 'National" (1st) Teams
  • Division B for second teams and non-national touring teams.

Great Grand Masters

Tournament for men aged 65 years or over( born in 1947 or earlier) :

  • Division A for "National" (1st) Teams
  • Division B for second teams and non-national touring teams.

Senior Grand Masters

Tournament for men aged 70 years or over (born in 1942 or earlier).

  • Division A for "National" (1st) Teams

Please note that it may be possible for teams having difficulties raising an adequate side to register up to 2 players who were born two years later than the specified year for that age group, subject to prior formal approval from WGMA.

N.B. Both the Division B tournaments could be subject to changes, depending on the number of teams that register.

This tournament will be staged under the authority of WGMA and the matches and competitions will be played in accordance with the currently approved WGMA Regulations (Issue 3, 23rd July 2011).

Please send your completed Registration form(s) by 30th November 2011 at the latest to:

Adrian Stephenson –

with a copy to:

Peter Child -

The Registration Fee will be 600 Euro per team, payable into an account presented in due time by the organisation committee treasurer.

More detailed information regarding hotels, transport arrangements between team hotels and hockey venue, social programme and other activities will be forwarded to you by the organising committee.

Please visit the websites in the forthcoming months for more specific information:

We hope that you will be able to support this tournament by entering teams in as many categories as possible

Kind regards,

Peter Child WGMA President
Adrian Stephenson WGMA Hon. Secretary


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