Callies set to host 15th veterans’ tournament

2019-05-29 06:02
Last year's winners, Callies FC.Photo:SUPPLIED

Last year's winners, Callies FC.Photo:SUPPLIED

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THE DB Fine Chemicals/Caledonian FC national veterans’ soccer tournament return to Port Elizabeth again this year, for its 15th instalment, on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1.

The Caledonian Football Club, affectionately known as Callies, will again host the tournament at their fields in Londt Park. Teams from Johannesburg, Cape Town, East London and Port Elizabeth will be vying for the R12 000 prize money donated by Dion Baumann of DB Fine Chemicals.

Returning teams, Bothasig and Vasco da Gama from Cape Town, will be joined for the first time by VW Masters, Walmer Masters and Park Football Club. Also returning will be PE All Stars, a team made up of players formally from the city who now live in various parts of the country.

Group A is made up of Callies, Stephanians Ottery, Rovers Masters, Bothasig, Old Grey and Park United, while Group B consists of Fairview Rovers, All Stars, Walmer Masters, Parks FC, Vasco Da Gama and VW Masters.

On Saturday after the prize-giving, the Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspurs will be screened live from 21:00.

Entry to the grounds and clubhouse is free from 16:00 on Friday and 09:00 on Saturday. Refreshments will be sold and music will be played throughout the weekend.

  • In conjunction with the tournament, Callies will have a reunion evening on May 30 from 19:00 to celebrate the club’s 121st anniversary. Ex-players from all old EPFA and PEFA clubs are welcome. Contact D. Ausmeier at 083 655 5995 for more info.

The fixtures for the tournament are:

  • Friday, May 31

16:40 – Callies vs Park United (A field), All Stars vs Fairview Rovers (B field)

17:20 – VW Masters vs Parks FC (A field), Old Grey vs Rovers Masters (B field)

18:00 – Walmer Masters vs Vasco Da Gama (A field), Bothasig vs Stephanians (B field)

18:40 – All Stars vs Parks FC (A field), Callies vs Rovers Masters (B field)

19:20 – Walmer Masters vs VW Masters (A field), Bothasig vs Old Grey (B field)

20:00 – Vasco Da Gama vs Fairview Rovers (A field), Stephanians vs Park United (B field)

20:40 – Callies vs Bothasig (A field), All Stars vs Walmer Masters (B field)

21:20 – Fairview Rovers vs Parks FC (A field), Park United vs Rovers Masters (B field)

  • Saturday, June 1

08:40 – Stephanians vs Old Grey (A field), Vasco Da Gama vs VW Masters (B field)

09:20 – Rovers Masters vs Bothasig (A field), Parks FC vs Walmer Masters (B field)

10:00 – Old Grey vs Park United (A field), VW Masters vs Fairview Rovers (B field)

10:40 – Vasco Da Gama vs All Stars (A field), Stephanians vs Callies (B field)

11:20 – Park United vs Bothasig (A field), Fairview Rovers vs Walmer Masters (B field)

12:00 – Rovers Masters vs Stephanians (A field), Parks FC vs Vasco Da Gama (B field)

12:40 – Old Grey vs Callies (A field), VW Masters vs All Stars (B field)

13:20 – 11/12 penalty shoot out 6th A vs 6th B (A field), 9/10 penalty shoot out 5th A vs 5th B (B field)

14:00 – 7/8 penalty shoot out 4th A vs 4th B (A field), 5/6 penalty shoot out 3rd A vs 3rd B (B field)

14:30 – Semi-final 1: winners A vs runners-up B

15:10 – Semi Final 2: winners B vs runners-up A

15:50 – 3rd/4th place penalty shoot out

16:30 – Final

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