The Euro Hockey League (EHL) and the European Hockey Federation (EHF) have announced the draw, venues and schedule for Round 1.1 and 1.2 of the forthcoming 2012-13 season. The city of Barcelona and East Grinstead will play hosts to Europe’s finest club hockey competition.
Round 1.1 will take place in Barcelona from Friday 12 October to Sunday 14 October 2012.
Round 1.2 will take place at East Grinstead Hockey Club in Sussex from Friday 26 October to Sunday 28 October 2012.
East Grinstead are the first club in Britain to ever host a round of the EHL and the Sussex based club will be looking to put on a big show following London 2012.
About the EHL: Round 1
The 24 clubs will play in 8 pools of 3, at 2 venues (4 separate pools in each venue). Over 3 days each club will play the other two, once. The clubs finishing first and second in each pool will progress to Round 2 (KO16). The club finishing third in each pool will be eliminated from the competition.
Pool A, C, E and F matches take place in Barcelona with Pool B,D,G and H matches at East Grinstead The top two in each pool qualify for KO16, which will be played at Easter in 2013.
Hosts East Grinstead have been drawn in Pool D, whilst England Hockey League champions Reading are in Pool B. Beeston HC are in Pool A. Scotland’s Grange HC and Glynhill Hotel Kelburne feature in Pool C and H respectively.
Match schedule for Round 1.1 in Barcelona
|Fri 12th Oct||09.30||A||Beeston HC v WKS Grunwald Poznań|
|12.00||E||Royal Leopold THC v Izmailovo Moscow|
|14.30||F||Dinamo Kazan v Club de Campo Madrid|
|17.00||C||HC Rotterdam v Grange HC|
|Sat 13th Oct||9.30||A||Amsterdam H&BC v Beeston HC|
|12.00||E||Atlètic Terrassa HC v Izmailovo Moscow|
|14.30||F||Dinamo Kazan v HTC Uhlenhorst Mulheim|
|17.00||C||Berliner HC v Grange HC|
|Sun 14th Oct||9.30||A||Amsterdam H&BC v WKS Grunwald Poznań|
|12.00||E||Atlètic Terrassa HC v Royal Leopold THC|
|14.30||F||HTC Uhlenhorst Mulheim v Club de Campo Madrid|
|17.00||C||Berliner HC v HC Rotterdam|
Match schedule for Round 1.2 in East Grinstead
|Fri 26th Oct||09.30||H||Glynhill Hotel Kelburne v KTHC Rot Weiss Koln|
|12.00||B||KHC Dragons v Saint Germain HC|
|14.30||G||Lille MHC v HC Bloemendaal|
|17.00||D||East Grinstead HC v HC Stroitel Brest|
|Sat 27th Oct||9.30||H||Glynhill Hotel Kelburne v AHTC Wien|
|12.00||B||Reading HC v KHC Dragons|
|14.30||G||Lille MHC v Lisnagarvey HC|
|17.00||D||Waterloo Ducks v SC Stroitel Brest|
|Sun 28th Oct||9.30||H||KTHC Rot Weiss Koln v AHTC Wien|
|12.00||B||Reading HC v Saint Germain HC|
|14.30||G||HC Bloemendaal v Lisnagarvey HC|
|17.00||D||Waterloo Ducks v East Grinstead HC|
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