Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) in conjunction with JudoScotland, Bowls Scotland, Scottish Squash and Triathlon Scotland, has confirmed today the sports specific selection standards required for nomination to Team Scotland for the 2022 Commonwealth Games for the sports of Judo, Lawn Bowls, Squash and Triathlon. These are in addition to the criteria laid down in the General Selection Policy published in January 2020.
This means seven sports have now agreed the sport specific standards required for athletes to put themselves in the frame for competing at Birmingham 2022.
In Judo, the competition format for Birmingham 2022 consists of individual events, with the following weight categories:
Men: 60kg; 66Kg; 73Kg; 81Kg; 90Kg; 100Kg; +100Kg
Women: 48kg; 52Kg; 57Kg; 63Kg; 70Kg; 78Kg; +78Kg
A maximum of two competitors per weight category can be entered with a maximum entry of 14 competitors, split seven men and seven women. For Judo the selection period will run from 1st March 2021 – 30th Apr 2022.
Lawn Bowls competition in Birmingham will include Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours events for men and women. A maximum of five male and five female players can be nominated by each country with each player allowed to compete in a maximum of 2 events.
The selection period for Lawn Bowls will begin on 1 March 2021 and close on 1 November 2021 with qualification based on results at specified events during this period including the European Championships in August and World Championships in September.
The selection policy for Para-Lawn Bowls will be published separately at a later date.
The selection window for Squash will commence on 1 March 2021 and run until 10 April 2022 with athletes aiming for qualification in Men’s and Women’s Singles, Men’s and Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles events.
Athletes must achieve a top 25 place in the Professional Squash Association (“PSA”) world rankings to be considered for the Singles events, while qualification for Doubles pairings will be based on a top eight finish at the World Doubles Championships in 2021, results at other designated ‘Official Selection Events’ or on combined PSA world rankings of the two individual players.
Triathlon competition will comprise five separate events at the 2022 Games which are:
For Individual and Relay events the maximum team size is six, made up of three male and three female athletes while for Para-triathlon the maximum team size is four made up of two male and two female athletes.
Athletes will be selected in three phases: in November 2021 where any athlete with two individual top eight placings at a World Triathlon Series race may be nominated, in January 2022 for all Para-triathlon nominations and a final selection in May 2022.
The overall Team Scotland selection period detailed in the CGS General Selection Policy is 1 March 2021 to 15 May 2022. This policy, along with the detailed selection standards for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in all three sports published to date are available to download at: https://www.teamscotland.scot/games/birmingham-2022/team-selection/
The sport specific selection standards for all 19 sports will be published ahead of the selection window opening on 1 March 2021.