Guildford Hockey Club Est. 1912

Another fantastic Barcelona Tour



The second weekend in December 2016 saw GHC's sixth Junior tour to Barcelona for some competitive hockey. The Spanish celebrate the Immaculate Conception on 8th December every year by having a public holiday on the nearest Friday to the 8th. This year the 8th fell on a the Spanish had Thursday and Friday off. This was a good reason for the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona to celebrate the 30th consecutive running of their annula hockey tournament with an even bigger, better event spread over four days instead of the usual three.

The Polo Club youth tournament complements their senior tournament which has been running for 67 years; The Kings Tournament (Hockey Reyes) is played in early January and only Europe's top club teams are invited. A big thanks to our hosts, RC Polo, for a superb event hosting 106 teams across five age categories in two different categories of competition.

GHC entered 5 teams into the more challenging 'Championship' half of the tournament, travelling with 55 players and 50 parents/helpers/coaches.

Below are the GHC results in the Championship part of the tournament.

(more photos to come)


Under 16 Boys

Championship Group

  • Guildford
  • SPV Complutense (Madrid)  6-0 win
  • Dinamo Kazan  0-1 loss
  • Canterbury  5-0 win
  • Junior FC (Barcelona)  1-2 loss
  • RC Polo (Barcelona)  2-2 draw

Group standing: 3rd place

Play-off between 3rd and 4th: Dinamo Kazan (Russia)  0-1 loss

Finish: Fourth


Under 14 Girls

Group B

  • Guildford
  • Club de Campo (Madrid)  0-0 draw
  • RC Jolaseta (Bilbao)  2-0 win
  • RS Tenis (Santander)  0-0 draw

Finished second in Group B so went on to the play-off stage in Pool 1, playing for positions 1-4:

Pool 1

  • Guildford
  • RS Tenis (Santander)  0-0 draw
  • Polo A (Barcelona)  0-1 loss
  • St Petersburg (Russia)  2-0 win

Finish: 3rd Place


Under 14 Boys

Group A

  • Guildford
  • Club de Campo A (Madrid)  1-1 draw
  • RC Polo A (Barcelona)  0-0 draw
  • RS Tenis (Santander)  0-1 loss

Finished third in Group B so went on to the play-off stage in Pool 2, playing for positions 5-8:

Pool 2

  • Club de Campo A (Madrid)  1-1 draw
  • SPV Complutense A (Madrid)  2-0 win
  • St Petersburg (Russia)  1-0 win

Finish: 7th place (drawn with Campo on points for 6th but 7th on goal difference)


Under 12 Girls

Group B

  • Guildford
  • RC Jolaseta (Bilbao)  3-0 win 
  • KHC Leuven (Belgium)  0-0 draw
  • Club de Campo (Madrid)  7-0 win

Two wins and a draw put the team in the play-off stage Pool 1, playing for places 1-4:

Pool 1

  • Guildford
  • KHC Leuven (Belgium)  0-2 loss
  • RS Tenis (Santander)  4-1 win
  • RC Polo A (Barcelona) 1-1 draw

Finish: 2nd place


Under 12 Boys

Group A

  • Guildford
  • RC Polo A (Barcelona)  2-3 loss
  • Honigvogel (Zaragoza)  2-0 win
  • SPV Complutense (Madrid)  9-0 win
  • Club de Campo A (Madrid)  6-0 win

The team came second in Group A and so played the second placed team from Group B for the bronze medals.

Play-off: Guildford v RS Tenis (Santander)  2-1 win

Finish: 3rd place

Under 12 Boys - third place



Under 12 Girls - 2nd place



Under 14 Girls - 3rd place



Under 14 Boys - seventh place



Under 16 Boys - fourth place












GHC Logo full colour final

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