118th edition of the Beighton Cup Hockey Tournament, the oldest hockey tournament in world, is being played at Sports Authority of India, Kolkata since October 28th. The Quarter Final League stage of the tournament will start from tomorrow (7 November 2013).
Four teams including defending champions Indian Oil, Air India, Army XI and ONGC have been seeded directly into the Quarter Final league stage. The qualifying matches for Quarter Finals league were completed today.
Today, CAG defeated South Central Railway 4-2 to become the 4th qualifying team for the Quarter Final League stage, while Northern Railways defeated Young Society by 7-1. Yesterday, ERSA and Central Railways won their respective matches against Canara Bank (4-3) and CESC Sporting Club (4-3) respectively to qualify for QF League stage of the 2013 edition of Beighton Cup Hockey Tournament.
The eight teams in Quarter Final League stage are divided in two pools. Air India and Indian Oil along with qualifiers Central Railways and ERSA are grouped in Pool A, while Army XI and ONGC are joined by CAG and Northern Railways in Pool B.
The Quarter Final League stage will played in round robin format in two pools and will conclude on 12th November. The top two teams in QF League stage from each pool will play in cross-over semi-finals on 13th November and the finals of the 118th edition of Beighton Cup Hockey tournament will be played 15th November.