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HWL R1 Preview: Hockey World League heads to the Caribbean

September 30, 2014
Road to Rio: Hockey World League R1 - Men & Women - Kingston (JAM)

The Hockey World League bandwagon rolls into Jamaica today (30 September) with capital city Kingston playing host to men’s and women’s Round 1 events over the coming days. 

The women’s event gets underway in a matter of hours, with the 60th ranked host nation being joined by Trinidad & Tobago (WR: 31), Barbados (WR: 47), Dominican Republic (WR: 58) and Puerto Rico (63). The men’s tournament will feature Trinidad & Tobago (WR: 29), Barbados (WR: 47), and Dominican Republic (WR: 62) and home favourites Jamaica (WR: 64).

Trinidad & Tobago start the event as favourites in both the men’s and the women’s competitions thanks to their higher FIH World Rankings and also the added experience of competing in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games over the summer. 

The biggest threat to T&T’s double title challenge is likely to come from the men and women of Barbados, who will be relishing the chance of upsetting the odds against their West Indian rivals in Kingston. 

The HWL Round 1 event in Kingston runs from Tuesday 30th September until Sunday 5th October. To find out more information about the HWL R1 tournaments in Jamaica including team rosters, fixtures, results, scorers and tables, please click the links below.

Women's event

Men's event

FIH.CH will publish a full summary of the action upon the completion of the events.

The winning teams at all of the Hockey World League Round 1 events are guaranteed a place in Round 2 of the Hockey World League, where they will be joined by a number of the highest-placed finishers from the Round 1 tournaments. Round 2 will also see the introduction of the teams placed from 12 to 19 in the FIH World Rankings with the sides ranked 1 to 11 starting their journey in Round 3, where tickets for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as well as qualification for the Finals tournament are up for grabs.  

To learn more about the second edition of the Hockey World League, click here. 

Note: International Hockey Federation (FIH) has released a revised match schedule for the Hockey World League Round 1, Kingston, Jamaica.  The revision is due to the unforeseen withdrawal of both the men and women’s teams from Venezuela. The up-to-date schedules can be found by clicking on the event website links above. 

Round 1 tournament winners

Men

Sveti Ivan Zelina, Croatia (1-6 July): Russia

 Hradec Králové, Czech Republic (2-7 September): Belarus

Nairobi, Kenya (5-7 September): Egypt

 Dhaka, Bangladesh (5-7 September): Bangladesh

Muscat, Oman (5-7 September): Azerbaijan

Lousada, Portugal (12-14 September): Austria

Guadalajara (12-14 September): Chile

Kingston, Jamaica (30 September-5 October): Upcoming

Suva, Fiji (6-13 December): Upcoming

 

Women

Singapore (21-27 June): Malaysia

Siauliai, Lithuania (26-29 June): Belarus

Nairobi, Kenya (5-7 September): Kenya

Hradec Králové, Czech Republic (5-7 September): France

Guadalajara, Mexico (11-14 September): Canada

Kingston, Jamaica (30 September - 5 October): Upcoming

Suva, Fiji (6-13 December): Upcoming 

 

 

 

 

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