Mercantile Hockey Sevens Oct 5th
HOCKEY: The 32nd annual Mercantile Hockey Association Seven-a-Side
Hockey Tournament will be played on October 5 from 8 a.m. onwards at the
Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo Oval.
Browns PLC will be sponsoring the tournament for the second
The chief guests will be Mr. Murali Prakash - Managing Director/CEO
of Browns Group of Companies and the guests of honour will be Mr.
Prakash Schafter - Managing Director Janashakthi Insurance Company
Limited and Mrs. Sumi Schafter.
Teams will participate in five separate divisions.
'A' Division: Dennis de Rosayro Trophy (donatd by Janashakthi
Insurance Company Limited) - Commercial Bank, Hatton National Bank 'A',
Singers, Sampath Bank, Seylan Bank and Hatton National Bank 'B'.
Runners-up will receive Mercantile H.A. Trophy donated by a
'A' Division: Dennis de Rosayro Fair Play Trophy will be contested by
only 'A' Division teams.
'B' Division: Singer Trophy - Browns Group, Hong Kng Bank, John
'C' Division: Lifebuoy Trophy - Dialog, Arpico, Commercial Bank 'B',
SriLankan Airlines, Uni-Levers.
'D' Division: Edmond H. Cooray Trophy - AWD Group, Airport and
Aviation, Bartleets Group and Janashakthi Group.
'E' Division: Ceylon Cold Stores Trophy - Glaxo Smithline, M.J.F.
Group, Hilton Colombo.
Last year, the following teams emerged champions: "'A' Division:
Commercial Bank 'A'; 'B' Division: Browns Group; 'C'; HSBC, "D",
Commercial Bank "B", "E" Division: MJF Group, "A" Division: Dennsi de
Rosayro Trophy - Commercial Bank.
The Mercantile Hockey Association will also award hockey sticks to
the outstanding player in all five divisions.
The Mercantile Hockey Association will also present cash awards of Rs.
7,500, 6,000, Rs. 5,000, Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 5,000 to the winners from 'A'
to 'E' Division respectively in addition to the replicas.
A special merit plaque will be presented to Chandra T.S. Schafter for
his outstanding contribution made for hockey, as player, manager and
administrator to Mercantile, Ceylon/Sri Lanka.