2019 Gibraltar Island Games
The 2019 Island Games will be held in Gibraltar from Saturday 6th July to 12th July .
The selection of the Island Games badminton team falls under the remit of the GBA County and Island Games Committee (the “CIGC”) and with the Island Games 13 months away, the CIGC has recently met to start preparations.
With regards to the team, as you should already be aware the Island Games Badminton Team consists of a maximum of 5 ladies and 5 men and the tournament itself consists of:
- Men Singles – Maximum of four competitors per island;
- Ladies Singles – Maximum of four competitors per island;
- Mens Doubles – Maximum of two pairing (four competitors) per island;
- Ladies Doubles – Maximum of two pairings (four competitors) per island;
- Mixed Doubles – Maximum of four pairings (eight competitors) per island.
And the GBA have always agreed that we would send the maximum number of competitors as allowed. As it currently stands this is still the case and we are looking to send a full contingent to the 2019 Island Games.
However, we would also like to clarify that this is not always guaranteed. If for any reason the selectors do not feel that players are of a suitable standard to represent Guernsey at the Island Games they may decide not to send the maximum number of competitors allowed, or may opt to send juniors to obtain games experience with a view to building for the future.
It is also the intention, at this time, that trials will not be held and the team will be selected based on an individual’s performance during the forthcoming season however, if it is felt that trials are required for all or some individuals then these will be arranged with prior notice being given to said individuals. With this in mind Players who wish to be selected must therefore comply with the following criteria and:-
Play in the one or more of Singles, Doubles or Mixed in the Guernsey League in 2018/2019 season
Represent Guernsey at County level or another County in the County Leagues
Represent Guernsey at either RSL, Gilson or Vets
Enter and Compete in all local Competitions – ie Guernsey Closed, Handicaps, Guernsey Open and any other GBA tournaments that may arise from time to time
It is in anticipated that from those individuals who complete an Intent to Compete Form that an Island Games Squad will be chosen. The squad should consist of a minimum of 6 male and 6 female and a maximum of 10 male and 10 female players, although this is only a guideline.
The naming of the final team (including at least 1 male and 1 female reserve), as dictated by the Guernsey Island Games Association (“GIGA”) no later than 31st Jan 2019
The total cost for the 2019 Island Games has not yet been finalized, we will advise once we have been given this.
The CIGC have already had to pay one instalment to GIGA towards the costs of the Guernsey badminton team with the second instalment being due shortly. Therefore, as we have done in previous years, we will be asking that any player who wishes to be considered for selection for the 2019 Island Games, pay a deposit toward travel expenses. This year we will be asking for an initial instalment of £250 payable with your Intent to compete form.
If you would like to be considered for selection for the 2019 Island Games, please arrange to complete and return the enclosed INTENT TO COMPETE FORM to Jane Le Tissier together with a cheque for £250 payable to the GBA County and Island Games Fund or alternatively please make an electronic transfer to account details on the Intent to Compete Form.
- If a completed Intent to Compete Form is not submitted by 01 Sept 2018 it will be taken that you do not wish to be considered for the 2019 Gibraltar Island Games;
- If an Intent to Compete Form is received without payment of £250 your form will not be accepted.
Intent to Compete Forms may be submitted after the 01 Sept 2018 closure date, however there is no guarantee that they will be accepted. This decision will be made by the CIGC.
Further details on arrangements, travel dates, costs, training and general Island Games Information will be made available as and when it becomes known.
The Guernsey Badminton Association
County and Island Games Committee