EHL FINAL8 2023 schedule confirmed

The EHL FINAL8 match schedule for Easter 2023 has been confirmed with 20 top class matches to be played from April 6-10 in the Wagener Stadium.

The festival begins on Thursday, April 6 with four high octane fixtures on display. Host club Pinoké will be the last side on court on the first day as they face Royal Racing Club de Bruxelles at 19.15 (CET); it follows debutantes Pembroke Wanderers and Sanse Complutense at 12.30 and Gantoise versus Club de Campo de Madrid at 14.45 in the women’s competition along with the men’s battle between HC Bloemendaal and Harvestehuder THC at 17.00.

On Friday, April 7, the EHL action will be split into two segments. It’s an all German affair to start the day with Hamburger Polo Club meeting Rot-Weiss Köln at 09.30 (CET) with Surbiton’s women taking on Düsseldorfer HC at 11.45.

There will then be a break the EHL action for the afternoon before Atlètic Terrassa face Gantoise in the men’s FINAL8 at 18.00 (CET) before the big Dutch derby between HC ’s-Hertogenbosch and SCHC at 20.15 (CET).

The reason for the gap in the schedule is due to the agreement reached for usage of the Wagener Stadium between the EHL, stadium owners the KNHB, Pinoké and AH&BC Amsterdam. As part of this agreement, fixtures from a pre-scheduled Under-18 tournament will be played during the break between EHL fixtures.

Those FINAL8 fixtures set the tone for a big weekend of all-or-nothing fixtures; Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9 will feature the FINAL4 match-ups alongside four ranking matches. 

Easter Monday will see all the battles for the medals taking place with the women’s GRAND FINAL at 13.45 (CET) and the men’s GRAND FINAL at 16.15 (CET).

Tickets details will be released in due course.

EHL FINAL8 2022-2023 Match schedule 

6-10 April 2023 at Pinoké (NED)

Match numberTimeGenderPhase
Thurs 6 April
M112.30hWFINAL8Pembroke Wanderers HC – Sanse Complutense
M214.45hWFINAL8Gantoise HC – Club de Campo de Madrid
M317.00hMFINAL8HC Bloemendaal – Harvestehuder THC
M419.15hMFINAL8Pinoké – Royal Racing Club Bruxelles
Fri 7 April
M509.30hMFINAL8Hamburger Polo Club – Rot-Weiss Köln
M611.45hWFINAL8Surbiton HC – Düsseldorfer HC
M718.00hMFINAL8Atlètic Terrassa HC – Gantoise HC
M820.15hWFINAL8HC ‘s-Hertogenbosch – SCHC
Sat 8 April
M909.15hWRanking matchLoser M2 v Loser M1
M1011.30hMRanking matchLoser M3 v Loser M4
M1113.45hWFINAL4Winner M2 v Winner M1
M1216.00hMFINAL4Winner M3 v Winner M4
Sun 9 April
M1309.15hWRanking matchLoser M8 v Loser M6
M1411.30hWFINAL4Winner M8 v Winner M6
M1513.45hMFINAL4Winner M7 v Winner M5
M1616.00hMRanking matchLoser M7 v Loser M5
Mon 10 April
M1709.15hWBRONZE MATCHLoser M14 v Loser M11
M1811.30hMBRONZE MATCHLoser M12 v Loser M15
M1913.45hWGRAND FINALWinner M14 v Winner M11
M2016.15hMGRAND FINALWinner M12 v Winner M15

Note: Match times and schedule subject to change due to the requirements of television or other factors as determined by EHL.