The EHL Men KO16 match schedule has been confirmed as the new era of the world’s best club hockey competition gets under way at the Pau Negre Stadium from October 4-6, 2019. The actions begins on Friday, October 4 at 11.15 (CET) with last year’s bronze medalists Mannheimer HC taking on French runners-up CA Montrouge. Next to hit the turf are 2011 EHL winners HGC in their first game in the competition in eight years. Hampstead & Westminster are their opponents at 13.30 (CET). At 15.45 (CET), Russia’s Dinamo Kazan will appear for a 13th successive season in the EHL when they come up against French champions Saint Germain. The day closes with hometown side Real Club de Polo make the short trip to Montjuic to take on English regular season winners Surbiton at 18.00 (CET).
Saturday, October 5 has six games on the agenda. The next four KO16 games take place on the main pitch, starting with Scotland’s Grange meeting Ireland’s Three Rock Rovers at 9.45 (CET). Game two is a potential barnstormer with EHL runners-up Rot-Weiss Koln coming up against Royal Beerschot in their first game on this stage at 12.00 (CET). The other Belgian side in Barcelona are Herakles and they will meet Austria’s SV Arminen at 14.15 (CET) before the KO16 closes with 2016 winners SV Kampong taking on Belarus side HC Minsk at 16.30 (CET). On pitch two, the first of the classification matches for the sides eliminated on day one will be played with a further two classification matches taking place on Sunday, October 6.
The weekend builds to the crescendo of the KO8 on Sunday, October 6 with the four places in the EHL FINAL8 set to be decided.
Online tickets for adults on Friday, October 4 will be €12.50 and €5 for youths. This rises to €15 and €7.50, respectively, when purchased at the venue entrance. For Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6, online prices are €15 for adults and €7.50 for youths while venue entrance tickets are €20 and €10, respectively. All prices include VAT and booking fee.
EHL 2019-2020 Match schedule KO16
4-6 October 2019 at Pau Negre Stadium, Barcelona (ESP)
Friday 4 October 2019
M1 11.15h pitch 1 KO16 Mannheimer HC – CA Montrouge
M2 13.30h pitch 1 KO16 HGC – Hampstead & Westminster
M3 15.45h pitch 1 KO16 Dinamo Kazan – Saint Germain HC
M4 18.00h pitch 1 KO16 Surbiton HC – Real Club de Polo
Saturday 5 October 2019
M5 09.45h pitch 1 KO16 Grange HC – Three Rock Rovers
M6 11.45h pitch 2 Ranking match Loser M1 – Loser M2
M7 12.00h pitch 1 KO16 Rot-Weiss Koln – Royal Beerschot HC
M8 14.15h pitch 1 KO16 Royal Herakles HC – SV Arminen
M9 16.15h pitch 2 Ranking match Loser M3 – Loser M4
M10 16.30h pitch 1 KO16 SV Kampong – HC Minsk
Sunday 6 October 2019
M11 09.45h pitch 1 KO8 Winner M1 – Winner M2
M12 11.45h pitch 2 Ranking match Loser M5 – Loser M7
M13 12.00h pitch 1 KO8 Winner M5 – Winner M7
M14 14.15h pitch 1 KO8 Winner M10 – Winner M8
M15 16.15h pitch 2 Ranking match Loser M10 – Loser M8
M16 16.30h pitch 1 KO8 Winner M3 – Winner M4