In this Newsletter
- Christmas Greetings
- Over 60 Carnival 2018 information.
- State Championships 2018.
- National Championships 2018
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 2018. 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 2018 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 2018. The first event on the Qld Masters calendar is the Over 60 Carnival in April closely followed by the Over 40/50 State Championships in May.
Please read the information below and mark the dates in your diary.
All the best,
Ray Langler (Newsletter Editor) for Committee
OVER 60 CARNIVAL 2018
The 6th Annual Qld Masters Over 60 Carnival will be held in Hervey Bay from 20 - 22 April 2018.
Hervey Bay Hockey have been kind enough to allow the Over 60 championships to be moved later in the year following requests from players. Hervey Bay Hockey have cancelled fixtures for the weekend to allow the fields to be used for the Over 60 Carnival.
Registrations are not yet open - you will receive more information towards the end of January inviting all players turning 60 or older in 2018 to register for this carnival.
If you intend coming to this carnival, you might like to book your accommodation in Hervey Bay as April is a very popular time in the bay, especially as it will still be NSW school holidays and immediatley after the Commonwealth Games.
As usual, the Carnival will be used to select the Over 60,65,70 and 75 Qld teams to represent our State at the National Championships - see below)
OVER 40/50 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 2018
The Venues and Dates for the 2018 Qld State Championships have been confirmed.
Over 40/50 :
Will be held in Cairns from Friday 4 May to Monday 7 May 2018
The championships will commence Friday 4 May and conclude with the finals on Monday 7 May.
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.
Similarly for the players aged 50 - 59.
More information will be available early in 2018 and centres will be invited to nominate teams for these championships.
OVER 35 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Will be held in Mackay from 2-3 June 2018
More information will be available early in 2018 and centres will be invited to nominate teams of players aged 35 and over for these championships.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018
Date : Friday 21 Sept to Sat 6 Oct 2018
Venue: Ballina and Lismore (NSW)
Qld teams in all age groups will be selected after the relevant State Championships and Over 60 Carnival.
Nominations for a Qld team are NOT yet open. You will be advised in January when to complete the nomination form.
For more information CLICK HERE
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