BADMINTONscotland selects teams at various age groups to represent Scotland in certain world and European events.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
2020 European U15 Championships
2020 U15 Quadrangular
Scottish Senior Team
This Policy will apply to all BADMINTONscotland senior team selections except for those events that have their own specific selection criteria, for example Commonwealth Games.
The National Head Coach will make the final decision on selections, based on opinion, taking into account the views of the other full-time Performance Coaches (presently Andy Bowman and Robert Blair). It is likely that an independent person will require to be present for selections. This panel will be permitted to take into account results achieved from older age group events, both domestic and international.
All athletes wishing to be considered should note that it is mandatory to enter both the Scottish Open and Scottish National Championships.
Additionally they must participate regularly in Scottish and International ranking events and be eligible to play in accordance with BWF General Competition Regulations which can be downloaded here
Scottish U19 Team
Entry to the Scottish National U19 championships is mandatory, and results in all events will be considered.
Where results at the undernoted tournaments are identical, the National Head Coach will make the final decision on selections, based on opinion, taking into account the views of the other full-time Performance Coaches (presently Diana Koleva, Andy Bowman and Robert Blair). It is likely that an independent person will require to be present for selections. This panel will be permitted to take into account results achieved from older age group events, both domestic and international.
Consideration will be given to results and performances from the domestic competitions list below: any athlete wishing to be considered must compete in three of the four tournaments below.
• U19 Glasgow Junior Championships (22/23 Sept. 2018)
• U19 Yonex East of Scotland Junior Championships (10/11 Nov. 2018)
• U19 Midland Championships (19/20 Jan. 2019)
• U19 Victor West of Scotland Junior Championships (2/3 March 2019)
A Senior player has the right of appeal to BADMINTONscotland; and any such appeal must be received in writing within 3 days of the date of a letter indicating non-selection; or within 3 days of the date of a selection letter sent to another player. Such letter of appeal requires to include a cheque for £25 payable to “BADMINTONscotland”. Clause 126.96.36.199 of the Bye-Laws and Rules of the Scottish Badminton Union Ltd states the following:
“There is one grounds for appeal:
“That the selection was not made according to due process or in accordance with the agreed criteria;"
Any such appeal must be lodged within three days from the date notification is received by the appellant. The appellant will require to lodge a deposit of £25 with any such appeal. If the appeal is successful, the deposit will be refunded. Otherwise, the deposit will be fortfeit”
BADMINTONscotland’s Appeals Panel meet to consider any appeals at a pre-arranged time – this Appeals Panel consists of two BADMINTONscotland representatives, as well as BADMINTONscotland’s Honorary Legal Adviser and an independent representative nominated by sportscotland
The Panel’s decision on the Appeal is formally advised to the appellant as soon as possible following the Appeals Panel meeting. Only in the event of the Appeal being upheld will the £25 payment is reimbursed.