FIH Grand Masters World Cup Schedule Released

May 15, 2018, 4:03 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - May 15, 2018 - Next month, 18 players will be traveling to Barcelona, Spain, to be the first team to represent USA in a FIH Grand Masters World Cup event. The team will assemble in Barcelona on Sunday, June 17 and spend three days training before the tournament begins on Thursday, June 21. Team USA will be playing in the Men’s O-60 Division.

With 18 teams in that division, the event is split in to four pools, two consisting of four teams and two with five teams. The U.S. O-60 Men’s Masters Team will play their first match against South Africa on Friday, June 22, followed by Scotland on Saturday, June 23, Australia on Sunday, June 24 and Canada on Tuesday, June 26. Quarterfinal play will start on Wednesday, June 27 with the Finals being played Saturday, June 30.

U.S. O-60 Men’s Masters Team Grand Masters World Cup Schedule:

Wednesday, June 22 USA vs. South Africa 10:00 a.m. ET
Saturday, June 23 USA vs. Scotland 11:45 a.m. ET
Sunday, June 24 USA vs. Australia 8:15 a.m. ET
Tuesday, June 26 USA vs. Canada 3:00 a.m. ET

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In February, the U.S. Men’s Masters Team coaches officially announced the U.S. O-60 Men’s Masters Team World Cup roster following a final training camp at the end of January in California. This was preceded by five separate tryouts across the country last summer, where more than 100 masters-aged men tried out for a spot on Team USA.

U.S. O-60 Men’s Masters World Cup Team:
Peter Bale (Salem, Ore.), Michael Coleman (Corona, Calif.), Andrew Dunning (Dubai,UAE), Lance Eichert (Conshocken, Pa.), Neville Gardner (Bethleham, Pa.), Chamkaur Gill (Placentia, Calif.), Dieter Hillert (Encinitas, Calif.), Peter Jardine (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Peter Jones  (Stamford, Conn.), Raghbir Mangat (Gold River, Calif.), Eric McGinley (McLean, Va.), Darryl Michael (Demar, N.Y.), Sankar Ramani (Fremont, Calif.), Alva Serrette (Stone Mountain, Calif.), Aaron Sher (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Manmohan Singh (Aliso Viejo, Calif.), Jeffrey Starfield (Marblehead, Mass.), Lawrence Zappone (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

The U.S. O-60 Men’s Masters World Cup Team will be led by captain Peter Bale. The on-tour manager will be Robert Goldmuntz and physiotherapist will be Royce Menezes.

For more information regarding the FIH Grand Masters World Cup, including full schedule, results and coverage throughout the event, visit the official event page.