Special Hockey International Tournament 2012

18th Annual Special Hockey International Tournamentspecial hockey international logo

April 16th – 19th, 2012

Hosted by the Werewolves of London

England

To all friends and supporters of Special Hockey,

The Werewolves of London are delighted to have been voted to host the 2012 Annual Special Hockey International Tournament, especially as 2012 also marks the 10th Anniversary since our club was founded and is the year in which London will host the Olympics.

Bracknell Ice Rink with FlagsThe tournament arrangements will follow the successful format of the 2006 tournament.

We hope that you will all join us from April 13th to April 20th, with each team to play 4 games in total on 2 days between Monday 16th April and Thursday 19th April.   We are doing our best to keep costs down while still hosting a very memorable tournament for all of our players, coaches, and supporters.

The Friday night “Meet and Greet” will be combined with opening ceremonies, to be held at the Butlins Resort, and will including light refreshments and a cash bar.

The tournament arena will be at the John Nike Leisuresport Centre at Bracknell, the same arenas for the 2006 Tournament, although we may use other arenas in addition subject to the number of teams attending.

Teams planning to attend need to send Mike Dwyer, our Tournament Chair, your contact information, number of teams attending and approximate number of players by December 1, 2011.  Full Registration packages and payments are due by January 31, 2012.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. On behalf of the Werewolves of London it is my pleasure to invite you to England.

Yours in Special Hockey,

Mike Dwyer

IMPORTANT BUTLINS MEALS & VISITOR INFORMATION

Mealtimes for Half Board Tournament Guests

Guests staying on Resort who have booked Half Board Packages

Breakfast Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th April

Guests staying in Silver accommodation – Ocean Drive from 8.00am – 10.30am

Guests staying in Gold accommodation – Coast or Yacht Club from 8.00am – 10.30am

Guest staying in the Shoreline and Ocean Hotels – the restaurant in the hotel from 7.30am – 11.00am

Breakfast Monday 16th through to Friday 20th April

All to have breakfast in the Shoreline Hotel Restaurant from 6.15am – 7.00am

Please show your vouchers upon arrival.

Evening Meal throughout the stay Friday 13th  – Wednesday 18th April

Guests staying in Silver accommodation – Ocean Drive from 4.00pm – 6.30pm

Guests staying in Gold accommodation – Coast or Yacht Club from 4.00pm – 7.00pm

OFFSITE GUESTS

Please find attached a VIP entry day pass with self-explanatory information which can be used to enter Butlins on 13th and 19th April.

This is for off-site visitors to Butlins only – you don’t need this if you are staying at Butlins.

Please print off as many as you need (best printed double sided which will give you 4 passes) – you only need one pass for each group of people entering the Butlins site together.

VIP Entry Pass for SHI guests staying offsite

VIP pass for use by Offsite guests to present at the Day visitors gate. Please read the notes on the pass.

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 Schedule of Events Schedule of Events  Registration details  Registration  Tournament Schedule Tournament Match Schedule
 Accomodation and Travel Accommodation and Travel  Rink and directions  Rink and Directions  Local events and Attractions Local Events and Attractions

  Schedule of Events

When What Where
 
Friday April 13th 4.30-5.30pm SHI Board Meeting Rendezvous venue, Conference Centre

Butlins Bognor Regis Resort, Upper Bognor Road
Bognor Regis
West Sussex, PO21 1JJFriday April 13th 5.30-5.45pmCoaches MeetingRendezvous venue, Conference Centre, Butlins ResortFriday April 13th  6pm-10pmOpening Ceremonies/Meet and Greet party with pizza, soft drinks, cash bar and DJRendezvous venue, Conference Centre, Butlins Resort  Monday 16th- Thursday April 19th 0900 – 1630See Game ScheduleJohn Nike Leisuresport Complex, John Nike Way, Bracknell, RG12 8TN   tel: 01344 789000 Thursday April 19th 6pm-12pmEnd tournament celebration with hot buffet dinner, trophies, soft drinks, cash bar and DJ.Reds Venue

Butlins Bognor Regis Resort, Upper Bognor Road
Bognor Regis
West Sussex, PO21 1JJ

  Registration

If you have not already done so, please submit a statement of intent of your team to attend the tournament. You can do this via email to mike@werewolvesoflondon.org.uk.   Your club will then recieve an official invite to the tournament.

Invited teams have been sent a copy of the approval letter sanctioning the tournament.   Teams who have accepted the invitation to attend should send the approval letter to their Governing Body (USA Hockey or Hockey Canada) to obtain approval to attend the tournament.  [EIHA registered teams do not need approval to attend].

Invited teams should send a copy of the approval letter received from their Governing Body (USA Hockey or Hockey Canada) allowing them to participate in tournament to Mike Dwyer mike@werewolvesoflondon.org.uk to pass on to the EIHA.   No team can participate in the tournament unless EIHA receive a copy of the approval letter from their Governing Body.

No visiting team can participate without proof of insurance.  [This does not apply to EIHA registered teams].

Pre-registration

Please send an email with your contact information, number of teams attending and approximate number of players by December 1st   2011 to mike@werewolvesoflondon.org.uk

 Registration Fees

The cost of participating in the tournament will be similar to last year for all teams.  But in order to encourage smaller clubs/teams with fewer players to participate we will not be charging a team fee, only a player fee of 10 GB Pounds per player.

All fees listed are in GB pounds sterling.

 Team Levels

This tournament will follow the SHI guidelines for levels and will have an A, B, and C Divisions.  These guidelines are included at the end of the registration package.

Registration Due Date

January 31st, 2012

 To Register

Tournament Package and Documentation

Special Hockey Tournament Package in PDF Special Hockey International Annual tournament package (pdf)
Includes all details, forms and schedule
Special Hockey International Annual tournament package (doc)
Includes all details, forms and schedule
(editable)

Please email your completed tournament package to Mike Dwyer at mike@werewolveoflondon.org.uk . The tournament package may already have been emailed to you but can also be found above. The key forms are;

  • Tournament Registration Form
  • Team Roster
  • Team Photo
  • Your teams arrival and departure schedule
  • Consent to treat and medical information for each player
  • Tournament Celebration attendance form

Accomodation and Travel  Accommodation and Travel

We strongly recommend that you stay at the Butlins Resort at Bognor Regis . A resort map showing on-site facilities can be found here

Picture of Butlins Bognor RegisWhy?   Because there are a very limited number of hotels in the area with family rooms compared to Hotels in North America.

Moreover, the Butlins resort can accommodate everybody at the same site which will enable everyone to renew friendships and socialise.

Butlins also offers excellent value for money, particularly when booking accommodation with dinner and breakfast included   Where else could you find accommodation including breakfast and dinner from as low as £151.35 per adult – not for just one night but for a whole week!  The majority of people who attended the 2006 tournament expressed a preference to return to Butlins but if any club would prefer to book accommodation elsewhere please let me know your requirements and we will make enquiries on your behalf.

Butlins prices have been offered to us at a special discounted rate.   The accommodation option for 4 or 5 adults at the more recently built Ocean Hotel are likely to be popular even though the costs are higher so I have asked for a block of rooms at this hotel to be reserved for the tournament for a limited period.  As the tournament falls at the end of the school Easter Holiday period in England, which is a peak booking period for Butlins, I recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Please note that, regardless of the type of accommodation booked at Butlins, a special arrangement has been made for late and early meals to be provided at the Food Court only on game days for those who need meals outside of normal times due to the game schedule.   This special arrangement will allow for early breakfasts from 6am and evening meals up to 9pm.

A full breakdown of the Butlins accommodation options and costs to tournament attendees can be found in the tournament package attached at the top of this page. Please note that for anyone not staying at Butlins there is a supplement cost to attend the Celebration.

Booking

If you would like to take advantage of the discounted rates at Butlins, please click here or the image below to be taken to their specially prepared booking page for our tournament.

Click here to book Butlins online

Transport

Local ground transportation will not be provided by tournament organizers and may be booked by participating clubs direct.

Coach Hire However, if you would like us to coordinate bus sharing or shuttle arrangements to help keep transport costs down, please let us know your group’s total passenger numbers and we would be happy to facilitate this.

As an indication of transport costs, please see the following recent quote by the bus company who provided transportation for the 2006 tournament:

W & H Motors

Coach Department
Tel: +44 (0)1293 510220 or +44 (0)1293 414141
Fax: +44 (0)1293 513263

Airport Transfers.   London Gatwick Airport to Butlins, Bognor Regis on Friday 13 April: £340 plus about £16 airport parking fee.   London Heathrow Airport to Butlins: £380 plus about £20 airport parking fee.   Similar rates will apply for the airport transfer on Friday 20 April.

Daily rate for 3 shuttle journeys to/from Butlins, Bognor Regis and the arena at the John Nike Leisuresport Centre at Bracknell would be about £900 (exluding gratuity).   This may be of interest to teams who wish to share transport costs.

Daily rate for one return journey Butlins/Arena/Butlins would be about £430.   This rate would also be applicable to tourist trips on non-game days.

Average bus size is 49 seats but larger buses are available

The Coach department contact at W & H Motors is Paul Hill: 01273 414141 [dialling from North America 011 44 1273 414141]

Bookings may be made direct by email to coach@wandhgroup.co.uk

Contact details for other bus companies will be provided in due course.

Rink and directions  Rink and Directions

Bracknell Ice Rink

Bracknell Ice Rink
John Nike Leisure Sports Complex
John Nike Way
Bracknell RG12 8TN
Tel: +44 (0)1344 789000
Fax: +44 (0)1344 789001

Website:  http://jnlbracknell.co.uk/

Link to Map

Tournament ScheduleTournament Match Schedule
Game # Time Monday 16 April
1 0930-1030 North York Gladiators v Werewolves 1
2 1030-1130 Grandravine 2 / Mississauga v Werewolves 2 / Nova Cool Cats
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3 1145-1245 Grandravine 3 / Mississauga v Werewolves 1
4 1245-1345 North York Gladiators v Grandravine 2 / Mississauga
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5 1400-1500 Werewolves 2 / Nova Cool Cats v Grandravine 3 / Mississauga
6 1500-1600 v
Game # Time Tuesday 17 April
1 0930-1030 Spice Jets 2 v North York Gladiators
2 1030-1130 Cambridge v CYO Heat
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3 1145-1245 Spice Jets 1 v Durham Dragons
4 1245-1345 Cambridge v Spice Jets 2
Ice cut
5 1400-1500 Spice Jets 1 v CYO Heat
6 1500-1600 North York Gladiators v Durham Dragons
Game # Time Wednesday 18 April
1 0930-1030 Werewolves 2 / Nova Cool Cats v CYO Heat
2 1030-1130 Werewolves 1 v Cambridge
Ice cut
3 1145-1245 Spice Jets 2 v CYO Heat
4 1245-1345 Cambridge v Werewolves 2 / Nova Cool Cats
Ice cut
5 1400-1500 Werewolves 1 v Spice Jets 2
6 1500-1600
Game # Time Thursday 19 April
1 0930-1030 Grandravine 2 / Mississauga v Durham Dragons
2 1030-1130 Grandravine 3 / Mississauga v Spice Jets 1
Ice cut and lunch break
3 1245-1345 Grandravine 3 / Mississauga v Durham Dragons
4 1345-1445 Grandravine 2 / Mississauga v Spice Jets 1

  Local Events and Attractions

Visit LondonThere are a wealth of attractions in London and the surrounding areas and it is an area rich in history.

Take a look at these links to see some of the attractions available

http://www.visitlondon.com/attractions/culture/top-ten-attractions

http://www.visitsoutheastengland.com/site/things-to-do

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