MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR The Qld Masters Committee would like to wish all the Qld Masters Hockey fraternity a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful 2017. We hope the new year is everything you hope for and that you reach new "Hockey Highs". Most centres and clubs are now starting to encourage you to indicate if you will beplaying in 2017 and we would encourage you to assist your club/association by responding promptly to their requests. We at Qld Masters are also getting ready for 2017. The first event on the Qld Masters calendar is the Over 60 Carnival in March closely followed by the Over 40/50 State Championships in April. Please read the information and get your nominations in! All the best, Ray Langler (Newsletter Editor) for Committee
OVER 60 CARNIVAL 2017 REGISTRATIONS OPEN The 5th Annual Qld Masters Over 60 Carnival will be held in Hervey Bay from 3-5 March 2017. Registrations are now open for this great weekend. To Register go to the Qld Masters Website, Look in "Events". The Over 60 Carnival is the first event listed and there is a "Click Here" link to take you to the Over 60 Carnival page. Alternatively click this link: http://www.qldmensmastershockey.com/over-60-carnival-2017.html
OVER 35 AND 40/50 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 The Venues and Dates for the 2017 Qld State Championships have been confirmed.
Over 40/50 : Will be held in Townsville from Friday 21 April to Monday 24 April 2017. The championships will commence Friday 21 April and conclude with the finals on Monday 24 April. Centres will be invited to nominate teams of players aged 40 to 49. These teams will then be allocated to one of 4 pools. At the conclusion of the pool games the teams will be divided into Div 1 and Div 2 with further play offs and finals resulting in an Over 40 Div 1 State Champion and an Over 40 Division 2 State Champion. More information will be available early in 2017 and centres will be invited to nominate teams for these championships.
Over 35: Will be held in Warwick from 3 - 4 June 2017 More information will be available early in 2017 and centres will be invited to nominate teams of players aged 35 and over for these championships.
NOMINATIONS FOR A QLD TEAM 2017 ARE NOW OPEN Nominations for Qld Over 35,40,45,50,55 Teams are now open. The due dates for nominations can be found on the website. NOTE: When you successfully nominate for a Qld team by completing the online form on our website, you will receive a confirmation email which you are encouraged to keep as proof of your nomination. However, if you want to check if your nomination has been successful then you can use the link on the nomination page of the website to see a list of players who have nominated in each age group. This list has to be manually added to the website so please be patient if your name doesn't immediately appear!
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 Date : 23 Sept to 7 Oct 2017 Venue: Hobart Qld teams in all age groups will be selected after the relevant State Championships and Over 60 Carnival. Nominations for a Qld team are now open.
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