WMH Announces Dates & Venues for 2022 World Cups for Masters Hockey
by USA Field Hockey
Portions of Content Courtesy of WMH
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - After postponements and cancellations due to COVID 19, World Masters Hockey (WMH) announced that the 2022 Masters World Cups will be played in four different continents, starting with the WMH Indoor Hockey World Cup in the United States in early 2022.
Taking place from February 15 to 20 at the Virginia Beach Sports Center in Virginia Beach, Va., the 2022 WMH Indoor Hockey World Cup marks the first international masters event hosted in the United States. This event will include the O-40, O-45, O-50 and O-55 age divisions for both men and women.
USA Field Hockey and the 2022 WMH Indoor Hockey World Cup Committee will be seeking volunteers and sponsors to support the tournament’s organization and execution. If you are interested in working on this exciting event, please contact David Sculley, event chairperson, at email@example.com.
WMH has also rescheduled the outdoor 2020 Masters World Cups for the following dates:
2022 WMH Masters World Cup | August 12-21 | Nottingham, England
O-35 Men & Women, O-40 Men & Women
2022 WMH Masters World Cup | October 1-10 | Cape Town, South Africa
O-45, O-50 & O-55 Men, O-45, O-50, O-55, O-60 & O-65 Women, O-45, O-50 & O-55 Men Spirit of Masters, O-45, O-50, O-55, O-60 and O-65 Women Spirit of Masters
*Spirit of Masters teams are either the “B” international team from a member country, a team from the recognized entity or a team of players from more than one country, in the same age category, who are unable to form a complete team from within their own country
2022 WMH Masters World Cup | October 19-29 | Tokyo, Japan
O60, O-65, O-70, O-75 & O-80 Men, O60, O-65, O-70, O-75 & O-80 Men Spirit of Masters
The U.S. Men’s Masters Committee is expected to hold indoor trials mid-July in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area. Confirmation and registration details will be shared soon. They are in the process of setting up an outdoor tryout. More information to come.
The U.S. Women’s Masters Committee will hold a tryout for the indoor squads in September 2021 and a tryout for the outdoor squads in January 2022. For both, an alternate selection process (with video and references) will be available for athletes unable to attend. All athletes who are interested in participating in the indoor and/or outdoor events are asked to fill out a survey for expression of interest to help the U.S. Women’s Masters Committee determine our anticipated participation.
The Shooting Stars Masters tournament, a USA Field Hockey Sanctioned Event, will be taking place on August 7 and 8 at the Seacoast United Sports Complex in Epping, N.H. This event is open to everybody over the age of 35 and will have two divisions (O-35 and O-50) for men and women. Both the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Masters Committees will be submitting teams to compete.