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Holland Invitational Masters Tournament cancelled due to an increase in COVID-19 infections in Europe and newly imposed travel restrictions.

Updated lists of Nominations published

Newsletters about upcoming events:
WMH Events Committee : Events Committee newsletter August 2020.pdf
Masters World Cup Indoor Philadelphia USA, March 2022 : MIWC 2022 update (August 2020).pdf
Masters World Cup Nottingham (O-35, O-40) : Masters Newsletter 04 Nottingham - August 2020.pdf
Masters World Cup Tokyo (men O-60, O65, O70, O-75) :Tokyo Newsletter 4_August 2020.pdf
Masters Word Cup Cape Town (men O-50, O-55, women O-55, O-60, O-65) : Cape Town Hockey Newsletter Three August 2020.pdf

New dates World Cup Tokyo: 7-17 November 2021 published.

WMH Ongoing Cycle of Events 2021 – 2025

WMH has just published a revised event cycle for masters hockey worldwide for the next few years, necessitated by the disruption caused by Covid-19. It is their wish to get back to World Cup tournaments on even years as has always been the case i.e. 2016, 2018, 2020 etc. With the postponement of the 2020 World Cup to 2021, it has been decided that the European and Asian Cups in 2021 should be abandoned and that these regional events should resume again in 2023. This will allow the 2022 World Cup to take place as previously scheduled and thereafter the World Cup and European/Asian/other regional tournaments will alternate on even and odd years as before.

WMH Ongoing Cycle of Events 2021 – 2025


Level 1


Level 2


World Cup (Outdoor) 2020



World Cup (Outdoor)
World Cup (Indoor)



European Cup, Asian Cup, Pan American Cup, Trans Tasman


World Cup (Outdoor)
World Cup (Indoor)



European Cup, Asian Cup, Pan American Cup, Trans Tasman


Updated lists of Nominations for 2020 and 2021 Tournaments published.
Attention:  If you have nominated earlier for a cancelled or postponed 2020 Tournament (like the World Cups in Cape Town and Tokyo or the Tilburg or Bra Tournaments), you are not automatically nominated for the same Tournaments in 2021.Please reconfirm your Nomination and participation in the 2021 Tournaments by e-mail to the Hon. Secretary if you have not done so. Only reconfirmed Nominations are on the today published Nomination Lists!!

dates in 2021 of postponed 2020 Tournaments now published on the Tournament page.
Please check your 2020 Nominations and confirm by e-mail your participation in the 2021 Tournaments !!!
New Tournament invitation 15, 16, 17 October 2020 'Holland Invitational Masters Hockey Tournament' in Wageningen (Men O65) and Leusden (Men O70) , The Netherlands.
New date: Handbags 60+ Vets Tournament Guilford postponed to 16th August 2020

Tournament Bra in Italy also postponed to 2021 !!

World Cup Cape Town and World CupTokyo both postponed to 2021 !!

See also statement of World Masters Hockey : statement WHM regarding World Cups.pdf

Tournament ISVT Tilburg andTournament Eburons Brussels and Tournament Wellingborough cancelled !!

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update Eburons Tournament:

The Eburons organisational committee has decided to move the 2020 tournament to Ascension weekend 2021, believing that a clear and immediate decision is better for everybody and allows all of us to avoid unnecessary expenses. All down payments received will be 100% reimbursed in the coming days.

Participation Eburons Tournament in Brussels now re-openend. Nominations welcome. See also the Tournament Flyer. Click here: eburons-tournoi 2020 invitation.pdf
Bra Tournament has opened a website where you will find info, maps,schedules, news, services, contacts and links.

Coronavirus COVID-19 UpdateTilburg Tournament:

Dear Hockey Friends,

Everybody is aware of the development around the Corona virus and obviously we are daily monitoring the news. We realize that is effecting the decisions around our tournament and we base our own opinion on the Governmental Body in charge of health and safety (RIVM) and the Dutch Hockey Association. When we take our decision whether and when the tournament needs to be cancelled, we need to ensure that also the cost aspect of the decision, for all of us, is taken into consideration. Based on the above and what we see at this moment, we decided to take and communicate the final decision on March 25, 2020. When things develop in the wrong direction and we need to decide earlier, we will obviously do so.

Furthermore we need your help: if your team for whatever reason decides to cancel their participation we need to know asap. We want to stress that final responsibility is in your hands, we can only follow the recommendations and make up our mind taking the full picture and consequences in consideration.

When we need to cancel, which we would not like to do, we already can inform you that all food orders and deposits on team cards will be refunded. We can also confirm that the team fee will be refunded, although we might need to deduct a small amount, to cover the costs we had to make preparing the tournament.

I hope this helps in answering your questions.
Harrie de Kort Chaiman and Gilbert Leene Tournament Director

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update WMH Statement regarding World Cup Tournaments:

The spread of Coronavirus is being monitored by World Masters Hockey and we are aware of concerns National Associations and teams have over the upcoming World Cups. Already certain countries are off limits and there is no knowing what will happen next.

We appreciate that attending our events is expensive and players will naturally be wary about committing large sums of money only to find out there is no tournament. We will do everything in our power to make sure the tournaments take place.
In relation to travel and hotel costs all we can recommend is that you make sure you have adequate insurance in place.

In relation to the entry fees the hosts are already incurring expenditure which will be lost if the tournament is postponed or cancelled. We will work with the hosts to see how we can keep the upfront costs to a minimum. In the event of postponement the fee will be carried forward to the new dates and in the event of cancellation we will do everything we can to recover as much as possible for the participating teams. In this case the balance retained will be distributed equally across all the teams.

We know this is probably not what you want to hear but no-one knows what will happen next and there is still plenty of time for things to improve before the first scheduled tournament.
WMH Executive Board


You can find us now also on Facebook. Click here:   Alliance International Hockey Club

You can also click on the bottom of the page on the facebook handle under the information section.


Updated List of Nominations published. Nominations Tilburg now closed
New Tournament invitation, Handbags Vets 60+ Hockey Tournament Guilford UK, see also page Tournaments and Information Handbags tournament 2020.pdf


Tournament Luc Ronchin in Lille cancelled due to insufficient Nominations

Updated lists of Nominations. See page Tournaments
Additional Tournament Information about Fees available, see page Tournaments.
Information about Tournament Programmes, see Newsletter 2019-5 and scroll to the bottom of this page.
11- a side Womens Match in Welligborough cancelled, Only the 7-a side Tournament will be held.

The 5th Newsletter 2019-4 in online, Click on the Newsletter download button below.

Our (EXCO) member John Wilmott has been just been appointed as Chair for The Hockey Museum. He would be delighted to invite you and any other Alliance members to visit the Museum whenever you are over here. It is fascinating as it is a very diverse collection and now has official Museum status. Any old hockey memorabilia will be gratefully received.  See the website for additional information.

The Hockey Museum (THM) was launched at the end of 2011 and the aim of this new organisation is to preserve, share and celebrate the rich heritage and history of the sport of hockey, not only in Britain where the modern game started, but also from all round the world.
Address: The Hockey Museum, 13 High Street Woking, Surrey GU21 6BL United Kingdom

The Hockey Museum (THM) is open to visitors every Tuesday and Wednesday between 10.00am and 4.00pm, excluding the third week of December. The Museum is not currently open at weekends. To arrange a visit to THM outside of these official hours, please email the Curator Mike Smith using the contact form which can be found on the website or phone 07718 385804 prior to visiting.

Get here more information where you can stay in upcoming tournaments

Hotel Info Tournament Bra. Click here: Hotel list Bra.pdf

  Newsletter World Cup 2020 in Tokyo, Japan: Click here: World Cup Tokyo news letter2019-06-21.pdf

Hotel info World Cup Tokyo. Click here: Tokyo World Cup accommodation information.pdf and Tokyo World Cup Hotel Recommendation.pdf
Learn more about Tokyo. Take a look at the Postcard. Click here: Postcard from Tokyo.pdf

Cape Town
Newsletter WHM World Cup 2020 Cape Town click here: Cape Town WHM World Cup 2020 Newsletter 1.pdf
Hotel Info World Cup Cape Town. Click here:  Cape Town WMH World Cup 2020 Accommodation information.pdf

Updated lists of Nominations. See page Tournaments

Watch Alliance on Youtube during the Asian Cup from 17th – 23rd October 2019 in Donghae Korea. See page "Snapshots".


New Tournament Eburons Brussels 21-23 May 2020

The 4th Newsletter 2019-4 in online, Click on the Newsletter download button below.
Minutes of the General Assembly held in Brasschaat on the 23rd of June 2019 are online. Click here : Minutes General Assembly 2019.pdf
Report on Alliance Women in 2019 Tournaments. Click here : Alliance women in 2019.pdf

Information regarding the Wellingborough tournament 2020. Click here : Wellingborough information.pdf

New tournament 20 - 24 November2019 !! : Africa Invitational Series Tournament, Cape Town, South Africa added to Tournament Calendar.
Urgent: Nominations open for M-O55, O60, O65, O70 & O75 and W-O55, O60 &O65
See also Brochure Africa Invitational Series 2019 - Cape Town Brochure.pdf and invitation letter : Africa Invitational Series 08-19.pdf

Euroluc Super Veterans Tournament LUC Ronchin, Lille, France, 13 -15 March 2020 added to Tournament Calendar.

World Masters Hockey World Cup 2020 Cape Town South Africa 19 / 29 September 2020. Nominations open for M-O55 & W-O55, W-O60 & W-O65 now on the website.
See also for venues and dates : WMH Press release.
Photo album European Cup 2019 Brasschaat added to page Snapshots.

Updated Lists of Nominations
International Masters Tournament 01 July - 05 July 2020 in Bra, Italy added to Tournament Calendar

Updated Membership Lists published.
Newsletter with Info on the World Cup 2020 in Tokyo, Japan added. See Tournaments 2020 and World Cup Tokyo news letter2019-06-21.pdf
Newsletter 5th ISVT in Tilburg 2020 (24, 25 and 26 April 2020) added. See Tournaments 2020 and  Flyer ISVT Save the dates 2020.pdf
Approved new Alliance IHC Statutes 2019 published. Go to page About Alliance or  Click here.
Revised Minutes of the General Assembly held in Barcelona on the 27th of June 2018 are online. Click here: Minutes General Assembly 2018 (revision 23-06-2019).pdf
Results Grand Master European Cup 2019 in Brasschaat available on . Click on the button on our page"Snapshots".

Updated Team compositions (including Team Captains and Team Managers) European Cup 2019 in Brasschaat published


Photos Alliance Teams in Super Veterans Tournament Tilburg 2019 added to page"Snapshots"

Updated Team compositions European Cup 2019 in Brasschaat published
World Masters Hockey: flyer Hosts World Cups Masters. Click here: world_cup_hosts_flyer_240519_date change.pdf
Change in Dates World Cup 2020 Tokyo. Click here:  Amended dates announcement_Tokyo_20190524.pdf


The 3rd Newsletter 2019-3 in online, Click on the Newsletter download button below.
The minutes of the General Assembly held in Barcelona on the 27th of June 2018 are online.
The Agenda for the general Assemby on 23nd of June 2019 in Brasschaat is online. Click here: Agenda_2019.pdf
Instructions to pay to our PayPal account are online: Click here: Payment instruction sheet.pdf
Proposal for New Statutes to be decided during the General Assembly 2019 is online.
Proposal for Team selection Procedure to be decided during the General Assembly 2019 is online. Click here:  Alliance Team Selection Process (1).pdf


Photos Alliance Team in Tournament Jacques Levy, LUC Ronchin Lille, 2019 added to page"Snapshots"

  Grand Masters Hockey European Cup 2019 Match schedule available. See our page

Tournamentsor click here Match Schedules


The 2nd Newsletter 2019-2 is online, as well as the 1st World Master Hockey Newsletter. See the download button below.


  New Tournament 55+ !! IMHA European Cup, Krefeld, Germany, 8th-17th August 2019, see our page Tournaments and invitation letter Krefeld.pdf
  Dates, Place and Venue of the Asian Cup 2019 published, see our page Tournaments. For WGMA Invitation see Asian Cup 2019-Invitation.pdf

Results 9th Grand Master World Cup 2018 in Barcelona available on . Click on the button on our page"Snapshots".

Our Privacy Policy and Protocol as agreed in the General Assembly 2108 in Barcelona now published. See page "About Alliance".

Older Messages   


JOHN SCOTT R.I.P. 19.03.1950 – 8.11.2016

Greetings all,

It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you of the passing yesterday of JOHN SCOTT.

Scotty was playing in a hockey match at Riverside in Durban last night, when he appeared to have a heart attack. It was sudden and despite all efforts, it was his time to play on the field in the sky. Scotty was introduced to me a few years ago by Surts, as he was wanting to play in the GM tournaments. Surts, Gys [Namibia] and Scotty were long-time friends from the States – the Free States. Scotty joined the SAGM Alliance and soon joined the Masters team The Sloths. He participated in a number of tournaments with these teams. Scotty attended the World Cup in Newcastle as a member of the Alliance International.

He had said to me for some time that his aim was to participate in a World Cup. Of all the guys I have met, few will ever match his keenness, his thoughtfulness, his unselfish attitude and his generosity. I have never heard a nasty word or comment from Scotty.

Kind regards,

Roy Wilson


The Executive Committee has, after significant deliberations, been able to draw up a procedure for making selections from persons that have nominated themselves for a team to participate in a tournament.

In order to fix a point in time when the procedure should start it needed a cut-off date well in advance of the beginning of the tournament for which the participating team were to be considered. That cut-off date is also given in the tournament calendar.


We have been informed by his son of the passing of Ted Jones, our Member of Honour. His whole life long he has been involved in hockey, first in Australia and later world wide.

Thanks to the contacts between Ted Jones and Johan Herbert (B) Alliance had been formed in 2002: Ted asked if Johan could bring a Belgian team to the 2002 tournament in Kuala Lumpur. When that resulted in too few players, Ted organised some Australians to take part also and registered the team as Alliance. The rest is history.

Dean Lomax from Australia, who knew Ted, wrote:

TED JONES - Grandfather and Architect of Masters Hockey.

Ted died on Friday 9th September and his legacy is the present state of Masters hockey throughout the world.

Little did Ted know that in 1943, when he held his first hockey stick that his involvement in hockey would continue for more than 60 years. Over and above playing hockey up until the early 80’s Ted has always exhibited a strong desire to develop the sport of hockey at ALL levels - he managed his first representative team (Goulburn) in the NSW State Championships in 1949. From 1949 through to 1978 Ted’s achievements include - NSW State badged umpire, NSW State Secretary, Tournament Director (State and International) and ABC TV hockey Commentator.

Masters 1979-2006. By this time Ted had moved to WA. As WAHA VP (with responsibility for Veterans) he directed the establishment of the inaugural National Championships in Perth in 1980 (6 teams) and the first Veterans International series (Australia v. Malaysia) in 1981. He continued to be at the forefront of the growth in Masters’ hockey for the next 25 Years. Since this time Australian Masters hockey has grown to 9 divisions and nearly 80 teams. Similarly, International Masters has also grown to 9 divisions through PacRim, IMHC and WGMA with approximately 30 affiliated Nations as part of FIH.

Ted has accrued Life Membership at all levels of Masters’ hockey, including State, AMHC, IMHC and WGMA. As National Convenor (AMHC), Team Management, International Tours Organiser, International Tournament Director , Secretary of IMHC and WGMA it is safe to say Ted is one of the Grandfathers and Architects of Masters hockey .

Ted was unable to travel to the two Masters World Cups that were held in Australia earlier this year and his lasting wishes for masters hockey were “Good Hockey and Great Fellowship”.

As a token of our lasting gratitude for his lifetime contribution to hockey, AMHC will name the championship trophy for the inaugural over 75s Australian championship the Ted Jones Memorial Shield.