In this Newsletter
- Australian National Championships Hobart 2017 Wrap
- Results from Hobart National Championships.
- Qld Players selected in Australian Teams for 2018.
- Dates and Venues for the Qld State Championships 2018.
- Inky Millett Award recipient 2017.
- Qld Masters Committee 2018.
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS HOBART 2017 WRAP
The 2017 Australian Masters National Championships recently held in Hobart resulted in huge successes for our Qld teams and a huge success for the local organisers who planned and organised a very well run tournament.
Hobart turned on some cold unfriendly weather for everyone and many succombed to flus and colds but that didn't dampen the Qld spirit nor commitment to Hockey as the results below testify.
A special thank you to Mick Lever who posted and assisted in posting many photos, results and videos to Facebook throughout the tournament and since and also to all the photographers and budding directors who provided the material to post. Natalie Jordan live streamed many matches to Facebook - thank you Natalie and also to Terry Distoldorf, Kelly Darby, Brad Galgon and John Patterson who shared their photos.
If you haven't already subscribed to the Qld Masters Facebook page please do so as it is a great way to stay in touch with the Qld Masters Community.
QLD RESULTS FROM THE AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS HOBART 2017
Congratulations to all the Qld teams competing in Hobart. This year was one of the best ever for Qld teams with almost all teams making the finals playoffs. Only 2 of our 16 teams failed to make the finals and these teams were placed 5th in their division.
Qld played NSW in the Grand Final coming out champions 2-0. Congratulations guys - Australian Over 35 Champions 2017.
Qld played Victoria in the grand Final going down 2-0. Congratulations - Runners up 2017.
Qld 1 beat Tasmania in the Grand Final 4-0.
Congratulations guys - Australian Over 40 Div 2 Champions 2017.
Qld 2 played off for the Bronze Medal against NSW 1 losing 1-0. Congratulations guys - 4th in Over 40 Div 2 for 2017.
Qld came 1st and 4th in the Over 40 2nd Division - an amazing result.
Leading Goal scorers for the Tournament - Brad Mathers and Andrew McFadzen
Qld played West Australia in the grand Final losing 0-2. Congratulations guys - Runner up Aust. Champions 2017.
Leading Goal scorer for the Tournament: Mark Fry.
Qld played NSW in the Grand Final winning the penalty shoot out 2-0.
Congratulations guys - Aust Over 45/1 Champions 2017.
Leading Goal scorer for the Tournament: Tim Marsden and Dion Sleep.
Qld finished 5th being unlucky not to make the Semi Finals. Well done everyone on a great campaign.
Qld played NSW in the final coming out victors 3-2. Congratulations guys - Aust Over 50 Div 2 Champions 2017.
Leading Goal scorer for the Tournament: Terry Elmer and Paul Green.
Qld played Victoria for the Bronze Medal unfortunately losing 0-4.
Congratulations guys - 4th in the Aust. National Championships for Over 55 Div 1.
Qld were placed 5th after missing out on a place in the Semi Finals. Well done everyone on a hard fought campaign.
Qld played Victoria in the Bronze Medal match winning the Shoot Outs 2-0.
Congratulations guys on being placed 3rd in the Aust Championships 2017.
Qld 1 played NSW in the Grand Final losing 0-2. Congratulations guys - Runner Up Aust Championships for Over 60 Div 2 2017.
Qld 2 played Victoria in the bronze Medal match going down 0-4. A great effort to be placed 4th in the Aust Over 60 Div 2.
Qld came 2nd and 4th in the Over 60 2nd division Aust. Championships. A great result.
After starting the tournament well, The Qld Over 65 played South Australia for the Bronze Medal winning 5-0 ( forfeit).
Congratulations guys - 3rd in the Over 65 Division 2017.
Qld lost to ACT in the Bronze Medal match 0-1. Congratulations guys - 4th in the Over 70 Division.
Our elder statesmen played NSW in the Bronze Medal match going down 1-3.
Congratulations guys - 4th in the Over 75 Division.
QLD PLAYERS SELECTED IN AUSTRALIAN TEAMS 2018
The Queensland Players who have been selected in Australian Teams for 2018 are listed below. To see the full list of Australian teams go to the Aust. Masters Website where the lists will be published in due course.
A huge Congratulations to these players and all the best as you travel to your tournaments during 2018.
Apologies if any names have been missed - the full list will be published on the Qld masters Website shortly.
Coach: Bill Tomkins
Manager: Ian Edwards
Players: Adam Byrne (VC), Duncan Mahony, David Rogers, Peter Somers, Barry Adam, Kula Bhullar, Joel Helmstedt.
Shadows: Andrew LAnsberg, Cameron Richards, Ashley Zanetti.
Manager: Paul Hardie
Players: Chris Martin, Stewart Houghton, Andrew May, Daniel Mayfield, Scott Reid, Troy Rossiter.
Shadows: Matthew Bradley, Brett Maff, Rodney David.
Coach - Gary Porteous
Players: Peter Keeble, Grant Smith, Dean Wightman.
Shadows: Graeme King.
Players: Leon Achilles, Ged Aitchison, Gordon Brown, Shane Gesch.
Players: Alan Ferguson, Andrew Small,
Shadows: Bruce Buchanan, Paul Gasmier, Alan Harris, Russel Steff.
Chef de Mission: Gary Smith
Players: Peter Mann, Robert Pohlman.
Shadows: Stephen Sawyers, Greg Richards, Ian Heselwood.
Shadows: Colin shepperd, John O'Donohue
Coach: Bob Claxton
Players: Keith Chay, Don Richards, Chris O'Dempsey
Shadows: Warren Flower, Ajit Bhullar, Robert Ray, Brian Seboa
Players: Thomas Cummins, John McBryde, Arthur Rowe,.
Shadows: Errol wEston, Robert Cloverdale, Bruce McBryde.
INKEY MILLET AWARD 2017
At the Annual Qld Dinner held during the National Championships in Adelaide, the 2017 Inkey Millett award was presented. Congratulations to Phil McLeod on being awarded this prestigious accolade for your services to Qld Masters and to Hockey generally over too many years to count.
The Inscription is: "Phillip McLeod (Ipswich) Service to Queensland Masters Hockey as long-term Honorary Treasurer, and as a player and coach. Also for contributions to the sport in Ipswich and at his club."
A fantastic effort and a well deserved award.
To find out more about this award, go to the Qld Masters Website where you will find the history of the award.
QLD MASTERS EVENTS 2018.
The planning for the 2018 Representative Season is well under way with dates and venues having been chosen for most Qld Championships and Carnivals.
The dates and venues listed are the latest available but more information will be forthcoming early in 2018.
Please note: The nominations for Qld teams for 2018 are not yet open. Please wait until a later Newsletter advising of the due dates and procedures.
Over 60 Carnival: 20-22 April
This will be held once again in Hervey Bay and thanks to the generosity of the Hervey Bay Association, it will be held a little later next year - 20, 21,22 April. This should alleviate some of the concerns regarding the heat and the early season start.
However, if you intend coming to this carnival, you might like to get in early and book accommodation as NSW School Holidays are around this time as well as it is thought that many tourists will be still visiting the State following the Commonwealth Games.
Over 40/50 Championships: May 4-7 ( Long weekend)
Although these dates differ to the Hockey Qld website, please be advised that May 4-7 will be the correct dates. However, the venue is still to be decided.
Over 35 State Championships: June 2,3
These championships will be held in Mackay on the 2 and 3 June.
QLD MASTERS EXECUTIVE 2018
Chair: Gil Voysey
Assistant Chair: Brent Kinnane
Secretary: Paul Hardie
Asst Secretary: Chris Leeder
Treasurer: Phil McLeod
Website Manager: Mick Lever
Newsletter Editor: Ray Langler
Chair of Selectors: Ian Warren
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