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World Cup 2010 - Invitation and Advance Information

WGMA would like to invite all interested 60 plus veterans teams to participate in the 5th GRAND MASTERS HOCKEY WORLD CUP tournament to be held at the Hartleyvale Olympic Hockey Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, from 15th – 24th September 2010.

South African Masters Hockey will host the tournament 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 September and matches will start the following day.

Hartleyvale Olymoic Hockey Stadium is situated approx seven kilometres from the centre of Cape Town and three kilometres from the suburban area of Newlands, the home of Western Province Cricket Club who have generously offered to make their facilities available to participating teams and their supporters.

The WGMA Veterans Pools will be organised as follows:

Grand Masters

Tournament for men aged sixty years or over (born 1950 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 1945 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 1940 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 the WGMA/Organisation Committee.

N.B. All 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 (September 15th, 2008).

Please send your completed Registration form(s) by 15th January 2010 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 separate email.

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
John Watts WGMA Vice-President
Adrian Stephenson WGMA Hon. Secretary


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