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Newsletter - November 2016
In this Newsletter
- National Championships 2016 Results.
- Qld Players in Australian Teams 2017.
- Over 60 Carnival 2017 Advanced Notification.
- State Championships 2017.
- National Championships 2017
- Changes to Qld Mens Masters Committee 2017.
- Inky Millett Award 2016.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 RESULTS
The 2016 National Campionships were held in Adelaide from 24 September to 8 October 2016. The weather was not kind to us and a number of games had to be cancelled. The carnival was well run however and it was fantastic to be once again back in Adelaide for a National Masters Championships.
Qld had a very successful carnival even if we only received 1 Gold Medal. Qld Masters continue to be a force in Australian Hockey coming away with Silver or Bronze medals in almost all age groups.
If you would like to see al the results including the top goal scorers you will need to go to the Australian Masters Webpage.
A fantastic addition to the National Championships was the Over 75 age group who competed in their own division for the first time.
Over 35: Silver Medal ( NSW won Gold)
Over 40: Silver Medal ( Vic won Gold)
Over 45 Div 1: 6th ( WA won Gold)
Over 45 Div 2: Qld 1 Gold Medal
Qld 2 5th.
Over 50 Div 1: 5th ( WA won Gold)
Over 50 Div 2: Silver Medal ( NSW1 won Gold)
Over 55 Div 1: Silver Medal ( WA won Gold)
Over 55 Div 2: Bronze Medal ( WA won Gold)
Over 60 : Qld 1 Silver Medal ( NSW won Gold)
Qld 2 6th which was the best of the second division teams as this was a combined age group.
Over 65: Bronze Medal (WA won Gold)
Over 70: 4th ( VIC won Gold)
Over 75: 4th ( WA Country/NSW combined team won gold)
QLD PLAYERS SELECTED IN AUSTRALIAN TEAMS FOR 2017
Congratulations to the following players and officials who have been selected in Australian teams for 2017. I have taken the information from the Australian Masters Website (www.australianmastershockey.com) where there is a link to all the selected players including shadows.
Apologies if anyone has been omitted which might have occurred if Aust. Masters has the wrong State beside the name.
Peter Somers (VC) Joel Helmstadt
Andrew Landsberg Nigel Rich
Coach: Bill Tomkins Manager: Ian Edwards
Andrew May (Capt) Matthew Bradley
Stewart Houghton Scott Reid
Troy Rossiter Manager: Paul Hardie
Gavin Hanscomb Peter Keeble
Darren Manson Dean Wightman
Leon Achilles Chris Mogg
Alan Ferguson Alan Harris
John Campbell Peter Mann
Robert Pohlman Greg Richards
Mick Lever (Umpire)
Anton Dekens Bil Osborn
Robert Ray Don Richards
Bob Claxton (Coach)
Bob Coverdale Bruce McBryde
Bob Rowley Manager Bruce Hockey Umpire
OVER 60 CARNIVAL 2017
The 5th Annual Qld Masters Over 60 Carnival will be held in Hervey Bay from 3-5 March 2017.
After 4 years of a very successful carnival held on the Sunshins Coast is was a difficult decision to change venues especially as the Sunshins Coast has been very good to us all this time.
However, to have the carnival move to a new venue provides the opportunity for other centres to earn some much needed income to support Hockey in their centre.
It is hoped we can once again field 7 or 8 teams and at the conclusion of the carnival the Over 60,65,70 and hopefully Over 75 teams will be announced.
More information will be forthcoming early December when registrations will commence.
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.
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
Nominations for Qld Over 35,40,45,50,55 Teams will open in January 2017.
Over 60,65,70 and 75 nominations will open in December this year.
The due dates for nominations will be advised on the website and via a Newsletter in January 2017.
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. (The Over 35 list will be posted after the Over 40/50 Championships).
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
Qld teams in all age groups will be selected after the relevant State Championships and Over 60 Carnival.
Nominations for a Qld team will open in January 2017. ( see above)
QLD MASTERS COMMITTEE 2017.
The AGM of Qld Masters was held during the National Championships in Adelaide.
There were no changes to the committee for 2017:
Chair: Gil Voysey
Secretary: Paul Hardie
Treasurer: Phil McCleod.
The only change of roles is that Mick Lever will assume full responsibility for the website and Ray Langler will continue responsibility for the newsletter and sending responses to all nominations for Qld teams as well as the Over 60 Carnival.
Both Mick and myself would welcome some assistance from anyone out there who might be interested. Please contact us via the website if you might be interested.
Gil Voysey's Annual Report for 2016 follows:
Australian Masters Championships 2015 - Cairns
The tournament went very well, thanks to the efforts of the organising committee, Cairns Hockey, and the many volunteers. All visitors’ comments were positive. Queensland Masters teams were well-prepared, well-managed, well-coached, and well-supported. The Queensland Dinner at Tjapukai Cultural Park was a great success.
Queensland winning teams were Over 45 division 1 and Over 70.
Australian Masters Hockey Committee
About this time last year a Memorandum of Understanding was agreed between Hockey Australia and AMHC. It does seem that this MOU does give more authority to HA, however assurances have been given that AMHC will continue to operate as before. There has been a small change to the strict rotation of Championships hosting between nine state bodies. The calendar has Hobart in 2017, and Newcastle in 2018.
Master’s World Cups
Many of our Queensland Masters players, umpires, managers and other and off-field support people represented Australia in the 2016 Masters Hockey World Cup in Canberra in March/April, and 2016 Grand Masters Hockey World Cup in Newcastle in May.
This year saw the fourth over 60 invitation carnival at Buderim in the pre-season.
In 2015 HQ would not agree to us scheduling our big tournament on the only long weekend in the season, which was June when Super League is played. This year, however, we were permitted to use the May long weekend for over 40s/50s. This was hosted by Toowoomba, and it all went very well, thanks to the contributions of many people, notably TD Vicki Warren, and Richard Arthur who organised umpires with Mick busy at WGM World Cup at Newcastle.
Winners were: Over 40: Brisbane
Over 40: 2nd division:
Over 50 2nd division: Cairns
Over 35s was held in Rockhampton on June 3-5. Six centres entered teams and it was Warwick who took it out.
In 2017, the basic format will remain the same. The over 60s will be at Hervey Bay on March 3-5, Over 40s and Over 50s at Townsville on April 22-24, and Over 35 at Warwick on a date to be determined (May or early June).
This year we welcomed a new Chairman in Ikey Warren, who slid quietly and easily into the role.
Once again this year the programme allowed us to select and name teams in respective age-groups at the relevant tournaments. The nominations for all age-groups were once again very strong, which makes the selection process a difficult job. Coaches of division 1 teams are identified beforehand, and are involved in team selection as one of a three-man panel for each age-group. Electronic nomination with all names listed on our website has made this very transparent.
A late opportunity came up to enter a third over 45 team, which we took up. Thanks for those who helped put this side together. On paper all teams look very competitive – we will soon see!
Australian Masters Championships 2016 – Adelaide
To be held in SA for the first time since 1997, and the response has been huge. Qld will field teams in 35, 40, 40-2, 45, 45-2 (two teams), 50, 50-2, 55, 55-2, 60, 60-2, 65, 70, 75. That’s 15 teams including one in the inaugural over 75s national competition (which does include some from interstate), and more than ever before. So a very big effort goes into getting away 15 teams (plus another team of umpires).
In recent years there has been more responsibility placed on team managers, particularly in looking after accommodation. This works well for us, and it helps if we have the managers identified early.
Once again a Queensland Dinner is planned for over 300 people – venue is Titanium Security Arena (formerly Adelaide Arena).
Regal Sportswear are now in their second year working with us to fit out 15 teams. Considering the size of that task, the process works really well, and the uniforms look great.
Hockey Queensland Compliance
At present Queensland Masters Committee is a sub-committee of Hockey Queensland. We are very happy with the autonomy we have, including organising tournaments, team selections, handling uniforms, and importantly controlling our finances. State teams are ratified by HQ, and we report to HQ annually on all other activities, including our financial report. We do need to make a change to either become an incorporated body, less likely, have our bank account under the control of Hockey Queensland.
It is also our plan in 2017 to document process for all aspects of the work of Qld Mens Masters Committee.
Our website works really well and regular newsletters keep us all well-informed. This is one area that is so much better than the “old days”, especially in a de-centralised state like ours. In most centres I believe Men’ Masters enjoy good communication with local associations.
Thank you to our excellent committee, most of whom have been around for a long time.
Secretary: Paul Hardie
Treasurer: Phill McLeod
Assistant Secretary: Trevor Johnson
Editor: Ray Langler
Uniforms: Wayne Follett
Governance: Peter Walker
Umpires Co-ordinator: Mick Lever (also assistance with communications)
Chairman of Selectors: Ikey Warren
Also input from George Goodsell, Chris Leeder
Once again, you have all done a great job this year.
INKY MILLET AWARD 2016
At the Qld Dinner held at the National Championships in Adelaide the Inky Millet award was once again presented to a worthy recipient.
Paul Hardie is the 2016 recipient of this prestigious award.
For: Services to Qld Masters Hockey as Honarary Secretary, Team Manager and Medical Officer and for services to Hockey at all levels and in many capacities.
Congratulations Paul a well deserved recognition of your commitment to Hockey.
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