Bann to host Anderson Cup this weekend

Banbridge Hockey Club will play joint host for Ulster Hockey’s first “Festival of Hockey”. This tournament will be held on Friday 29th, Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st August 2014 at Lisnagarvey HC (Friday) and Banbridge HC (Saturday and Sunday)and will showcase the Anderson Cup (Men) and the inaugural McCausland, Light & Rankin Cup (Ladies). Both Competitions will be played in “Super 9’s” format.

Banbridge men will participate in the Anderson Cup which will comprise of the ten Premier League teams (Season 2014/2015) and the top six finishers in Senior League 1 (Season 2013/2014). The sixteen teams will compete in four Groups of four teams, with the Group stages being held on Friday evening and Saturday and the winners of each Group progressing to the Semi-finals and the runner-up in each Group playing in the Plate Competition, both of which are staged on Sunday. Some of the games will be played at the Banbridge Academy pitch.

Eight premiership teams will compete in the ladies section for the McCausland, Light & Rankin Cup.

The clubhouse at Banbridge will be open during the tournament with hot food and refreshments available from the kitchen and bar and the club would encourage members and friends to come down to Havelock and support the team in their first competitive games of the season.

The schedule for games is as follows:

Friday 29th August 2014
Lisnagarvey Hockey Club – Pitch 1 Lisnagarvey Hockey Club – Pitch 2
Mens Group A Men’s Group C
6.30pm Garvey Goose v Mossley Bulls 6.30pm Cookstown Mavericks v Harlequins Hornets
7.05pm Garvey Goose v Service Storm 7.05pm Cookstown Mavericks v Raphoe Rebels
7.40pm Service Storm v Bangor Bucaneers 7.40pm Raphoe Rebels v South Antrim Stingrays
8.15pm Mossley Bulls v Bangor Bucaneers 8.15pm Harlequins Hornets v South Antrim Stingrays
8.50pm Mossley Bulls v Service Storm 8.50pm Harlequins Hornets v Raphoe Rebels
9.25pm Garvey Goose v Bangor Bucaneers 9.25pm Cookstown Mavericks v South Ant Stingrays

*For clarification, Pitch 1 at Lisnagarvey Hockey Club is the pitch to the right hand side as you approach the main entrance to the Clubhouse while Pitch 2 is the pitch to the left hand side

Saturday 30th August 2014

Banbridge Hockey Club Banbridge Academy
Mens Group D Ladies Group A
10.00am The Stones v Dale Dragons 10.00am Pegasus Flyers v Lurgan Hawks
10.35am The Stones v North Down Warriors 10.35am Pegasus Flyers v Ulster Elks
11.10am North Down Warriors v Portadown Panthers 11.10am Ulster Elks v Harlequins Hornets
11.45am Dale Dragons v Portadown Panthers 11.45am Lurgan Hawks v Harlequins Hornets
12.20pm Dale Dragons v North Down Warriors 12.20pm Lurgan Hawks v Ulster Elks
12.55pm The Stones v Portadown Panthers 12.55pm Pegasus Flyers v Harlequins Hornets

Mens Group B Ladies Group B
2.00pm Banbridge Bears v Kilkeel Sharks 2.00pm Orange Avengers v Ballymoney Belles
2.35pm Banbridge Bears v Newry Knights 2.35pm Orange Avengers v Randalstown Ravens
3.10pm Newry Knights v Queens Scholars 3.10pm Randalstown Ravens v Queens Scholars
3.45pm Kilkeel Sharks v Queens Scholars 3.45pm Ballymoney Belles v Queens Scholars
4.20pm Kilkeel Sharks v Newry Knights 4.20pm Ballymoney Belles v Randalstown Ravens
4.55pm Banbridge Bears v Queens Scholars 4.55pm Orange Avengers v Queens Scholars

Sunday 31st August 2014 Banbridge Hockey Club
11.00am Men’s Plate Semi-final – Runner Up Group A v Runner Up Group D
11.35am Men’s Plate Semi-final – Runner Up Group B v Runner Up Group C
12.10am Ladies Semi-final – Winner Group A v Runner Up Group B
12.45am Ladies Semi-final – Winner Group B v Runner Up Group A
1.20pm Men’s Plate Final
1.55pm Men’s Semi-final – Winner Group A v Winner Group D
2.30pm Men’s Semi-final – Winner Group B v Winner Group C
3.15pm Ladies Final
4.00pm Men’s Final