* Over 35,45,55 State Championships 2013.
* Nominations for Qld Teams 2013.
* Accommodation National Titles Sydney 2013.
* Players needing Teams and Centres Needing Players
* Qld Masters is on Facebook
* Over 60 State Carnival 2013 - Wrap Up
OVER 35,45,55 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
OVER 35, 45, 55: May 3-5 ( Fri, Sat, Sun). Please note that this is no longer a "Long Weekend" and, depending on the number of teams, the Championships may commence on Thu night.
As at the time of printing this Newsletter, the championships will commence FRI MAY 3 at 9am and should be finished mid afternoon on SUNDAY May 5.
Accommodation WILL be tight as there is a rock concert across the road from the fields the same weekend. If you haven't already booked accommodation you will need to do so immediately.
Townsville Hockey is organising lots of events over the weekend to add to the social atmosphere - Friday night there will be a "Black Jax" night of gambling fun commencing at 7pm, there will be fundraising for Bundaberg to help with reconstructing their fields, Hospitality Tents, The Great Northern Bar will be open all weekend with Drink Specials and food available throughout the weekend.
IMPORTANT: Team Nominations are due by 12 April - that is only 2 weeks away. Until all the team nomiantions are received, the actual start and finish times of the championships can not be finalised.
Remember that every team MUST provide a non playing umpire according to Hockey Qld rules so you must include your umpire names must be included with your team nomination.
To nominate a team - simply go to the Nominations Page of this website and follow the instructions.
NOMINATIONS FOR QLD TEAMS 2013
Nominations for a Qld Team in 2013 to contest the National Titles in Sydney from 23 Sept to 5 Oct are now open. Please be aware that the dates for the National Championships are a week earlier than normal in 2013 so please make your work arrangements accordingly.
The National Championsihps correspond exectly with the Qld State School Holidays.
Over 35,45,55 - 2 May
Over 40 - 24 May
Over 50 - 14 June
To Nominate for a Qld Team in 2013 Click Here
The Queensland Teams for all age groups to travel to Sydney in Sept 2013 will be named at the conclusion of the Over 50 Championships on the Sunshine Coast (16 June)
OVER 60 STATE CARNIVAL 2013 - FINAL WRAP
The Qld Over 60 State Carnival was held on the Sunshine Coast on 8/9/10 March 2013. This was a very successful weekend with five teams of our Senior Citizens playing high level competitive Hockey and enjoying the social atmosphere.
The weekend started with a welcome dinner Firday Night and concluded Sunday lunch with some Fun Presentations. This looks like it will be a regular Carnival from now on with players from NSW interested in joining the fun.
QLD MASTERS IS ON FACEBOOK - ARE YOU??
Thanks to Mick Lever Qld Masters is now on Facebook. It is hoped that eventually this will be a useful way to contact each other, pass on the latest news, post pictures and results from carnivals - the list goes on.
If you are already on Facebook then simply search for Qld Mens Masters Hockey - soon you will be able to link from our website as well.
If you (like me) are not already on Facebook (or Faceache) as a friend insists on calling it, then simply search for Facebook on your browser, sign up with as little or as much information as possible and search for Qld Masters hockey as before.
If you are concerned about Privacy settings the following might help: Basic steps for ensuring privacy on Facebook Once you have created a Facebook account we recommend that you take some time to ensure that you implement some of the everyday privacy settings available to you. It is up to you if you choose to go with the default Facebook settings.
Use this link https://www.facebook.com/help/privacy and take the time to read it to help you make changes to your privacy settings.
If all else fails ask a grandchild, child, spouse etc who will set it up for you in no time at all!
PLAYERS NEEDING A TEAM
If you are a player looking for a team to join at any of the State Championships because either your centre is not sending a team or there are too many players, please send the following information to me and I will make every effort to find you a game.
Preferred Playing Positions:
Which Championship do you want to attend:
Contact Details - Phone, Email etc
Send to Ray Langler firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
CENTRES NEEDING PLAYERS
If you are organising for a centre and need players to fill a team or teams, similarly send me the info so I can let you know which players are available.
Playing Positions Needed:
Age Group of Team:
Remember that you will need to attend the correct championship for your age division to be considered for Qld selection unless you have received an exemption by contacting the Secretary of Qld Masters at email@example.com
ACCOMMODATION ARRANGEMENTS FOR QLD TEAMS AT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS SYDNEY SEPT 2013
The accommodation for ALL Qld Teams travelling to Sydney for the 2013 National Championships will be at "Meriton Serviced Appartments" Parramatta. The website is http://www.meritonapartments.com.au/sydney/parramatta.
Cost will be betwen $75 to $100 per person/ per night depending on the room configuration.
This accommodation is optional as some players will choose to make their own arrangements re accommodation while at the championships.
IMPORTANT POINTS FOR 2013:
* On selection to a Qld team each player will receive a letter explaining their options for accommodation.
* Each player will be required to reply BY THE DUE DATE indicating if they will require accommodation and for how many people.
* This email will be forwarded to IST (International Sports Tours) who will send an invoice directly to the player concerned.
* All further correspondance will then be between IST and the player concerned and payment will be made directly to IST.
* The due date for payment will be strictly enforced by IST and any invoice not paid by the due date will result in the booking being cancelled.
This is no different to booking accommodation for a family holiday - if you do not pay by the due date, you will forfeit your booking.
Please consider the implications of this carefully before indicating you require accommodation with the Qld teams.