Following recent discussions and feedback, the BISFed Competitions Committee have made the following amendments to the Competition & Ranking Manual: continue reading
With 100 days to go until the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships in Liverpool, Paralympic gold medallist David Smith MBE today unveiled a £32,000 legacy masterplan to improve the lives of local people with disabilities.
FBT has been announced as Official Partner of the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships, which take place in Liverpool from 12-18 August. The partnership will see FBT supply official clothing for the event’s officials, volunteers and local organising committee.
The first World Open of the year gets underway on Wednesday and the organisers have released the draft schedule and event information.
The event gets underway in Montreal next week with over 100 athletes taking part in the 5 day event. The Defi Sportive Altergo organisers have been strong supporters of BISFed events in recent years and we’re looking forward to another fantastic event next week! Remember to keep checking back next week to keep up to date with the latest action and to view live scores!
After another successful event in Spain you can view the final results HERE. You can also visit the BISFed Facebook page to view all the photos from the last week. A huge thank you from everyone at BISFed to all of the officials, our members who attended and FEDPC for hosting a MAGNIFICENT event!
12 countries will take part in this weeks event in Pinto, Madrid but none are more notable than the team from Tunisia. NPC Tunisia have been a BISFed member since 2015 however this will be their first BISFed event. The 5 strong team of athletes will participate in the BC1, BC2 and BC4 events this week and will then join together to compete in the Teams and BC4 Pairs event this weekend.
The competition Manual for the BISFed 2018 Ise City Boccia Regional Open has now been finalised and can be downloaded HERE. The competition starts on Saturday (17th March) with the individual events with the team and pairs getting underway next Tuesday (20th March).
BISFed President David Hadfield met with the President of the Italian Boccia Federation, Marco De Sanctis, during a private visit to Rome. The two Presidents discussed the exciting and rapid development of boccia in Italy and also took the opportunity to sign the Hosting Contract for the 2018 Olbia Boccia Regional Open which will take place in Sardinia in October 2018. continue reading
Firstly we’d like to apologise for the delay in releasing these final slot allocation notices however you can now view them below. We’re still waiting to finalise some key information with HOCs and hope to send entry instructions to our members shortly:
Dear BISFed members:
The slot allocations for Japan’s first BISFed event can now be released. This event will be the first BISFed sanctioned competition of 2018 and is the first to be held in Japan ahead of the 2020 Paralympic Games! continue reading
Our Competition Committee have now released the slot allocations for three of our Regional Opens in 2018. The committee allocated slots based on member preference, maximum competition quotas and competition balance.
All of our members have now submitted their expression of interest forms and the Competition Committee are working hard to allocate slots for the 2018 events. The committee will confirm the slot allocations on week commencing 15th January and members will be notified by email.
As 2017 draws to a close we should look at the highlights of another fantastic year:
Timeline for allocation of Slots – Competitions Calendar 2018
Release of new 2017 World Ranking Lists – December 5th 2017
BISFed will release on its website the new World Ranking List on December 5th 2017. The World Ranking using the new calculation method developed by the Competition Committee. The rankings will be used to award slots for the different events in 2018.
BISFed are sad to announce the passing of Belgian BC3 athlete Kenneth Verwimp. He represented Belgium internationally for many years, most recently in Povoa at the 2017 European Championships. He also had the opportunity to showcase his sporting prowess in Rio last year where he finished 10th in the individual competition and 5th in the BC3 Pairs event with Pieter Cilissen and Kirsten De Laender.
BISFed regrets to announce that the final competition in the 2017 calendar, the BISFed 2017 Mar del Plata Boccia Regional Open has been cancelled. This is due to insufficient registrations to make the event viable for the Host Organising Committee. The HOC will contact all those who have already registered. Please address any questions to Dom Tremblay at email@example.com.
Portugal’s BC2, Nelson Fernandes prevented a GB clean sweep at the BISFed European Championships, as Britain enjoyed a hat-trick of gold medals. The home favourite progressed to the final by overcoming team-mate Abílio Valente, the tournament top seed and came out 4-3 winner in the final.
The penultimate BISFed event of 2017 starts today with final warm ups before the action starts tomorrow. Once again, Povoa will host to the best boccia athletes in Europe for the BISFed 2017 European Championships.
BISFed Members will know that several changes to the Boccia Rules were introduced for use on a trial basis in sanctioned competitions during 2017.
BISFed was saddened to hear the tragic news that Jose-Luis Campo, President of the Americas Paralympic Committee passed away suddenly yesterday. José-Luis was a fantastic ambassador for Paralympic sport, and a wonderful friend of the game of boccia. He was doing so much to help develop the game in the Americas, always with boundless energy and enthusiasm. Our thoughts and prayers are with José-Luis’ family and all his friends in the Americas at this sad time. We will miss him greatly.
BISFed promotes the growing participation of women in its sanctioned events. As recently announced, boccia has been granted an increased allocation of slots at the 2020 Paralympic Games and the number of slots reserved for females will also be increased.
BISFed received good news following today’s meeting of the International Paralympic Committee’s Global Board in Abu Dhabi.
The BISFed Competition Committee can now announce the provisional schedule for the 2018 season. Final details are subject to negotiation with Host Organising Committees and there are 4 events that will be announced shortly.
Greek BC3 World Number 2, Greg Polychronidis married his long time assistant, Katerina Patroni last week. The pair enjoyed a beautiful wedding and are now straight back into training ready for the 2017 BISFed World Open in Kansas at the end of September! Good luck to you both from everyone at BISFed!!!
We’ve introduced a new feature on the BISFed Sport Management Platform – Licences.
These licences are free, but we need all of our members to log in to their online accounts and register players and officials before September 30th 2017. The licences will provide everyone with a unique number that we can start to use to automate the World Rankings and improve our classification database.
We have 10 nations competing in Cali this week, 2 of which are competing at their first BISFed sanctioned event. Athletes from Peru and Ecuador are competing in Colombia less than a year after joining BISFed. Boccia is growing rapidly across the world with increasing interest in South America. Good luck to all of the athletes competing this week, but particularly those competing at their first international event!
The logo for the 2018 BISFed World Boccia Championships was revealed on Sunday 13th August at the medal ceremony for the 2017 United Kingdom Boccia Championships.
BISFed is delighted to announce its new Committee structure. We would like to thank all our Members who nominated individuals to join the new Committees which have been selected to bring a breadth of experience as well as balanced regional representation. We also thank all those who have served on one of the Committees during the last four years.