WARRNAMBOOL hockey veteran Chris Thompson has helped Victoria to third place at the Australian Masters’ Hockey Championships.
Thompson and his over 60s teammates suffered a 5-0 loss to Western Australia in their semi-final in Sydney on Thursday.
Western Australia will take on New South Wales in the grand final today.
Victoria finished third with four wins, a draw and a loss in its round-robin matches.
Thompson, 60, featured in all seven matches, scoring once in a win against South Australia.
He was one of five Warrnambool and District Hockey Association players to represent the Vics on the national stage.
Anna Dyson, Kym Rowe, Terri Burke and Jacqui Anderton are in Adelaide at the women’s masters championships.
Burke and the over 35s finished fourth with three wins, one draw and two losses, with New South Wales and Queensland playing off in the final.
Rowe was part of an unbeaten over 40s side which had four wins and a draw.
She was engaged in a semi-final against Western Australia late yesterday.
Dyson and the over 45s had four wins and two losses and were on track to finish third.
They needed results to go their way last night to secure a top-two spot and a berth in the grand final.
And Anderton and the over 50s missed the grand final by one point, finishing third with two wins, one loss and two draws.