Team selection

BADMINTONscotland selects teams at various age groups to represent Scotland in certain world and European events.

 

2018 Youth Olympic Games

Selection Criteria

Appeals Procedure

 

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.

 

Player Eligibility

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)

 

Scottish Junior Team Selection Criteria

This Policy will apply to BADMINTONscotland Junior Team selections ie U15 and U17.  Please read the undernoted carefully.

Where results at the undernoted tournaments are identical, selectors will make the final decision on selections, based on opinion; and, in this case, the selectors will be permitted to take into account results achieved from older age group events, both domestic and international.

There is no right of appeal for junior selections.

 

U15 TEAM SELECTIONS:

Junior Selectors will consider results and performances from the Junior domestic competitions listed below:  any athlete wishing to be considered MUST compete in the U15 National Championships (6/7 October 2018), plus three of the four tournaments below:

• U15 Glasgow Junior Championships (22/23 Sept. 2018)
• U15 Yonex East of Scotland Junior Championships (10/11 Nov. 2018) 
• U15 Midland Championships (19/20 Jan. 2019) 
• U15 Victor West of Scotland Junior Championships (2/3 March 2019) 

Please note that the calculation for U15 Team Selections will be based on ranking points gained at the U15 National Championships, plus three of the four tournaments above.  This calculation will be based on 70% singles results; 15% level doubles results; and 15% mixed doubles results.


U17 TEAM SELECTIONS **:

Junior Selectors will consider results and performances from the Junior domestic competitions listed below:  any athlete wishing to be considered must compete in the U17 National Championships (6/7 April 2019), plus three of the four tournaments below:

• U17 Glasgow Junior Championships (8/9 Sept. 2018)
• U17 Yonex East of Scotland Junior Championships (10/11 Nov. 2018) 
• U17 Victor West of Scotland Junior Championships (1/2 Dec. 2018)
• U17 Midlands Championships (19/20 Jan. 2019) 

Please note that the calculation for U17 Team Selections will be based on ranking points gained at the U17 National Championships, plus three of the four tournaments above.  This calculation will be based on 70% singles results; 15% level doubles results; and 15% mixed doubles results.


   

Exemption Criteria for all team selections

Exemptions to domestic competitions will be considered in exceptional cases e.g. injury or illness. This will be at the discretion of the National Junior Development Coach (for U15 and U17); and the National Head Coach (for Senior and U19 team events);   and must be agreed in advance, with medical evidence provided, if appropriate.

 

Appeals

It is only possible to appeal non-selection for senior events ie not U19, U17, U15 events.

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 3.8.3.5 of the Bye-Laws and Rules of the Scottish Badminton Union Ltd states the following:

“There will only be two grounds for appeal:

“(a) that the selection was not made according to due process or in accordance with the agreed    criteria;

“(b) that there was unreasonable bias or conflict of interest in one or more of the selectors.

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.

 

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