Shooting Australia outlines Oceania and Commonwealth Shooting Championship selection criteria

Shooting Australia today announced the Selection Criteria for teams to represent Australia at the Oceania Shooting Federation Championships in November and the 2022 Commonwealth Shooting and Archery Championships scheduled to be held in India next January.

It is planned Australia will be represented by Australia A and Australia B teams at the Oceania Shooting Federation Championships, and a single national team at the 2022 Commonwealth Shooting and Archery Championships.

For the Oceania Shooting Federation Championships, Shooting Australia may select up to three athletes in each event for both the Australia A and Australia B teams.

Shooting Australia may select up to two athletes in each event as part of the Australian team for the 2022 Commonwealth Shooting and Archery Championships.

To be eligible for Australian team selection, athletes must achieve an Average Performance Score (APS) that meets or exceeds the Minimum Performance Standard.

The Minimum Performance Standard to be achieved for each event for both Championships is:

MEN’S EVENTS WOMEN’S EVENTS

50M RIFLE 3 POSITIONS 1125.6 50M RIFLE 3 POSITIONS 1121.1

10M AIR RIFLE 601.8 10M AIR RIFLE 601.8

25M RAPID FIRE PISTOL 559.7 25M PISTOL 558.7

10M AIR PISTOL 556.8 10M AIR PISTOL 553.0

TRAP MEN 108.0 TRAP WOMEN 103.5

SKEET MEN 108.9 TRAP SKEET 104.4

An athletes APS for Oceania Shooting Federation Championships selection is determined by the average of an individual’s top three qualification scores in each relevant event during the designated Performance Window of 1 March 2019 until 12 September 2021.

An athletes APS for Commonwealth Shooting and Archery Championships selection is determined by the average of an individual’s top three qualification scores in each relevant event during the designated Performance Window of 1 March 2019 until 23 November 2021.

Athletes are to compete in a series of Selection Events to obtain a Selection Score. The Selection Events are specific events chosen from the 2021 Performance Series calendar and Event Points will be calculated using both Qualifying Points and Finishing Points for each competition.

At the end of the selection events, each athlete will obtain a Selection Score which is calculated on the combined total of their three highest Event Points. Selection Scores of eligible athletes will then be ranked from highest to lowest and used to select the National Team.

Shooting Australia Chief Executive, Luke van Kempen, said the Selection Criteria has been designed to maximise the number of medals Australian teams can win at benchmark international events such as ISSF World Championships and the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

“We want to use these events to provide elite and identified pre-elite athletes with exposure to high quality international development that will help accelerate their development for 2024 and beyond,” said Mr van Kempen.

“As we are well aware, we are living in uncertain COVID-19 times and Shooting Australia remains agile regarding final arrangements for the Oceania Shooting Federation Championships and the 2022 Commonwealth Shooting and Archery Championships,” he added.

The full selection criteria can be read here.

Australian teams for the Oceania Shooting Federation Championship will be announced in September, and the 2022 Commonwealth Shooting and Archery Championships squad is scheduled be announced in November.

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