England Hockey Championships Update

EH Champs
This weekend many teams will be in action in the England Hockey Championships come to the business end of the competition. 

Due to bad weather the Adult Men’s Championship Tier 1quarter finals will be taking place this weekend with conference sides Uni of Birmingham, Fareham, Sheffield Hallam all still in contention whilst Oxted have already secured their semi-final spot. Premier league clubs Beeston, Bowdon and last year’s cup winners Reading will be hungry to progress to get to finals day at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. 

Men’s Tier 1; Semi-finals 
Beeston or Uni of Birmingham vs Bowdon or Sheffield Hallam
Oxted vs Reading or Fareham

In the Investec Women’s Adult Tier 1 competition Buckingham are the only club so far to secure their semi- final place whilst last year’s cup winners Surbiton will be looking to retain their title as they face Hampstead & Westminster in their quarter final. Fellow Premier clubs Clifton Robinson and Bowdon are still in contention alongside conference sides Reading and Brooklands-Poynton. 

Investec Women’s Tier 1; Semi-finals 
Clifton Robinsons or Reading vs Buckingham

Hampstead & Westminster or Surbiton vs Bowdon or Brooklands-Poynton
It is semi-finals weekend in the Junior Championships, last year’s U18 boys cup winners Surbiton are out leaving the competition wide open for Marlow, Harleston Magpies, Leek and Bournemouth to battle it out. In Tier 2, Canterbury, who won the Plate in 2017 face Warwick who will be keen to deny them a spot in the final, whilst last year’s finalist Beeston go head to head with Havant. 

In the Girls Under 18 Tier 1 Reading, last year’s cup runners up, travel to Harleston Magpies, whilst Yorkshire side Ben Rhydding welcome Clifton Robinsons. In Tier 2 Team Bath Buccaneers face Old Loughtonians as 2017 Plate runners up Sevenoaks travel to Repton.  

In the Masters Championship all finalists are known bar one age group, the Men’s O60s Tier 1 where 2017 cup holders Surrey face Warwickshire & Worcestershire. Indian Gymkhana will be keen to redeem last year’s finals which went to a penalty shootout seeing them runner up to old rivals Surrey but they need to beat Gloucestershire & Herefordshire this weekend first. Please see below for the full list of fixtures across all tiers of competition below. 

In the Mixed Championships in Tier 1 & 2 they are in the Last 16 stage – you can find out more here.

Tickets are now on sale for the Finals day – you can purchase yours here!
Adult Champs

Men’s Tier 1; Semi-finals 
Beeston or Uni of Birmingham vs Bowdon or Sheffield Hallam
Oxted vs Reading or Fareham

Men’s Tier 2; Semi-finals
East London vs Cronkbourne Bacchanalians
Blackheath & Elthamians vs Oxford

Men’s Tier 3; Semi-finals
Lymm vs Cannock 3s
Eastcote 2s or Oxted 2s vs Phoenix & Ranelagh

Men’s Tier 4; Semi-finals
Eastcote 4s vs Surbiton 4s
Bebington 2s vs Burton 3s

Investec Women’s Tier 1; Semi-finals 
Clifton Robinsons or Reading vs Buckingham
Hampstead & Westminster or Surbiton vs Bowdon or Brooklands-Poynton

Investec Women’s Tier 2; Semi-finals
Lancaster vs East Grinstead 2s
Oxford vs Norwich City

Investec Women’s Tier 3; Semi-finals
Reading vs Redland 3s
Bloxwich vs Repton

Investec Women’s Tier 4; Semi-finals
Ramsey vs Burnt Ash 2s
Nuneaton 2s vs Kings Heath Pickwick

Junior Champs

Boys Under 18 Tier 1; Semi-finals 
Bournemouth vs Leek
Marlow vs Harleston Magpies

Boys Under 18 Tier 2; Semi-finals 
Warwick vs Canterbury
Beeston vs Havant

Girls Under 18 Tier 1; Semi-finals 
Harleston Magpies vs Reading
Ben Rhydding vs Clifton Robinsons

Girls Under 18 Tier 2; Semi-finals 
Team Bath Buccaneers vs Old Loughtonians
Repton vs Sevenoaks

Masters Champs

MO60 T1; Semi-finals
Surrey vs Warwickshire & Worcestershire
Gloucestershire & Herefordshire vs Indian Gymkhana

MO40 T1; Final
Clifton Robinsons vs Indian Gymkhana

MO40 T2; Final
Canterbury vs Alderley Edge

MO40 T3; Final
Holcombe vs Amersham & Chalfont

MO50 T1; Final
Isca vs Ben Rhydding

MO50 T2; Final
Barford Tigers vs Stourport

MO50 T3; Final
Timperley vs Marden Russets

MO60 T2; Final
Iceni Rex Essex or Cheshire vs Trojans

Investec WO35 T1; Final
Harleston Magpies vs Canterbury

Investec WO35 T2; Final
Barnes or Bowdon vs Taunton Vale

Investec WO35 T3; Final
Newcastle vs Teddington or Yate

Investec WO45 T1; Final
Cambridge City vs Chester or Sevenoaks

Investec WO45 T2; Final
Southgate or Kingston-upon-Hull vs Bretforton