Friday 6th December 2019

Scottish Student Games 2020

We are delighted to announce the return of the Scottish Student Games for 2020. Read the full games preview including information on venues, entries, photos from last year and details of a brand new sport in this years #ScotStuGames2020…

We are delighted to announce the return of the Scottish Student Games for 2020. Now running for its fourth successive year, the games will see competition in five sports, across three days, in one city. Forget #TOKYO2020, the event of year is #ScotStuGames2020. Edinburgh will hosts this years games with host venues including the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University and Eden Rock – with one more to be announced in due course.

This year the games are bigger and better than ever – as we welcome Judo to the action alongside returning favourites Trampolining, Climbing, Fencing and Climbing.  Click below to find out more about each event, including sign up information or scroll on for a preview of each event – including photos from last year.

This year sees the 35th edition of the Scottish Student Trampoline Open. Running over three days, this event is the flagship event of the SSS games with last years competition attracting over 500 participants from 33 institutions. The Trampoline Open will include the return of the Home Nations Event, in which the Scottish team will be looking to retain their crown and build on their impressive 21 podium places from last year. The action will take place in University of Edinburgh Pleasance Sports Hall and will kick off from Friday 31st of January. 📸A full list of photos from last years event can be found here! 

After last years success the Fencing Beginners Open Championship will return to Edinburgh Napier University. The Open will see beginner fencers from across the whole of the UK  so – we are expecting high numbers of entries in all of our categories; Sabre, Epee and Foil. Targeted at fencers who have less than two years experience behind them, this event is the perfect opportunity for students to build their competition experience, confidence and meet new people. 📸 Check out last years photos here! 

Eden Rock will be the venue for the Scottish Student Climbing Championships. The action will begin from 11am on Saturday 1st February and will include multiple bouldering challenges over various degrees of difficulty. This year the champs are joining forces with Eden Rock and will be hosted alongside their fourth round of their Winter Series. Last time out, the Moodie siblings – Fraser (University of Glasgow) and Sophie (University of Strathclyde) both came away with silverware and will be looking to repeat their glory this year.

The Table Tennis Championships will return to at St Leonard’s Land at the University of Edinburgh for the #ScotStuGames2020. With Team Scotland Commonwealth Games athlete Colin Dalgleish (Robert Gordon University) graduating last year, the Men’s Singles event is well and truly anyone’s title this year. 2019 saw record numbers of entries into the Table Tennis Champs so we will be hoping to build on those numbers with events in; Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles and a Double Championships.

The fifth and final event is the Judo Individual Championships. This is a brand new event to the Scottish Student Games which will run over two days – Saturday 1st February and Sunday 2nd February. At the moment the venue location is TBC but will be released shortly along with all the entry information.📸Check out the photos from last years championships here!

  • Table Tennis Championships
    1st February 2020
  • Trampoline Open
    31st January - 2nd February 2020
  • Climbing Championships
    1st February 2020
  • Fencing Beginners' Open
    1st - 2nd February 2020
  • Judo Individual Championships
    1st -2nd February 2020

This is an event not to be missed. Whether you are participating, watching or volunteering make sure you get involved! Many thanks to all Governing Bodies involved with this event: Table Tennis Scotland, Climb Scotland, Scottish Fencing, Scottish Gymnastics and Judo Scotland.

To follow all the action of the #ScotStuGames2020 make sure you keep an eye out on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram channels where we will be bring you live updates and reaction as it happens!