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BCA Selection Policy
Selection policy for major IBCA international
The players finishing in the first two places in the BCA British Championship
shall automatically qualify for the UK team in the following
IBCA Olympiad or World Team Championship.
The BCA Committee shall appoint a selection panel whose
task it will be to select the remaining players for the team and the team
captain. The panel shall include the
two qualifying players plus a panel chairman and a fourth member, both appointed by
the BCA committee.
Each member of the selection panel shall have one vote. In the event of more than
one player receiving an equal number of votes, the player who has competed in BCA domestic
events most regularly during the previous five years shall be given the place.
For an IBCA World or European Individual Championship the UK
shall be the winner of the BCA British
Championship. When it is
decided to send more than one player to such events they shall
normally be selected in the order in which they finished in the BCA British
Championship, but in exceptional
circumstances the committee may decide to support a player or players who did not compete in the BCA
representation at IBCA events will
normally be based on the outcome of the BCA British Championship immediately preceding
the IBCA event. Occasionally, however, the most
recent BCA British
Championship will be too close to the
IBCA event to allow proper planning for travel arrangements etc. In such cases the
outcome of the previous BCA
British Championship shall be used.
representatives will be visually impaired UK residents.
Less Formal events
The selection of teams for less formal events, such as the Six Nations Tournament etc, shall be undertaken by a three person panel
appointed by the BCA committee. the panel shall only consider members who have been fairly regular competitors in BCA
domestic events. The policy of selecting two Olympiad squad players and two
from below that level for the Six Nations will continue.
Code of conduct
All players, coaches, guides and others with BCA teams will be expected to act in a
manner conducive to the good name of the association. The committee shall be empowered to remove
any person from a BCA team if it considers that person's conduct is likely to impact
negatively on the reputation of the BCA.
Last reviewed in March 2016