Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS), in conjunction with Bowls Scotland, has confirmed today the sports specific selection standards required in Para-Bowls for nomination to Team Scotland for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. These are in addition to the criteria laid down in the General Selection Policy published in January 2020.
With 13 of the 19 sports on the programme having now agreed the sport specific standards required for athletes to put themselves in the frame, preparations are on track for another successful Games for Team Scotland at Birmingham 2022.
Para-Bowls competition at Birmingham 2022 will see three medal events contested: Men’s Pairs B6-B8, Women’s Pairs B6-B8 and Mixed Pairs B2-B3. Entry to the Games for all Para-Bowls events will be by invitation from the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) on 10 January 2022.
As for all other sports, Pairs who receive a CGF invitation must also demonstrate the ability to finish in the top six at the Games to be considered for nomination to Team Scotland. All Pairs receiving an initial invitation will be considered to have met this requirement and the invitation will be accepted. Invitations for Pairs receiving a re-allocation invite will be considered based on results in international competition and any Test Events held during the selection period of 1 March 2021 to 31 December 2021.
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 sports published to date are available to download at: https://www.teamscotland.scot/games/birmingham-2022/team-selection/