WE WANT YOUR OPINION – RETURN OF THE STATE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS – OPTIONS

Hockey Queensland has asked Cairns Hockey to vote for the preferred option in the ongoing debate and discussion to bring back Open Championships

Cairns Hockey is of the view that Option 3 in the preferred option followed by Option 2  and Option 1 but we are seeking your feedback

Please consider and let us know if your views.

David McNeil attended the Hockey Queensland Meeting last weekend and please contact him directly if you wish to discuss any specific details

Send responses to ops@cairnshockey.com.au or comment on the facebook post

Dear Member Associations

Thank you for participating in the HQ Members Forum last Saturday. Your input and discussion was valued by the HQ Board and Associations present.

As discussed, the HQ Board have prepared the following competition options for your consideration and you are requested to vote for your preferred option no later than 7 December 2018 via hqoffice@hockeyqld.com.au

Please rank the following options in your order of preference.

OPTION ONE
– Run Super League in current format (amend the draft) – May long weekend
– No Open Championship (Association based) in 2019

OPTION TWO
– Run Super League in current format (amend the draft) – May long weekend
– Run Open Championship (Association based) with two divisions in Brisbane from 2019 (for two years then rotate around the State), Anzac Day long weekend (Anzac Day Thursday – requires leave Friday)

OPTION THREE – Restructured Super League
– May Long Weekend
– Division 1 Super League and a Division 2 Premier League.
– Association based team entry with the possibility of entering combined smaller Associations managed through HQ to ensure equity. Create

Brisbane Metro North, Metro East and Metro West (as per school hockey).
– Consider in year one establishing a pool system to grade the teams (top 2 teams in each pool go into Division 1 – Super League and bottom 2 go into Division 2 – Premier League).
– Associations have option to enter into a draft system.
– Cost Equalisation Program to be considered.

We look forward to continuing to work with you to provide the best possible competition option for our membership.

Yours in hockey

Steve Stewart
President

 

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