To the Boccia family, congratulations on all your achievements and developments in 2018. Find here a message from BISFed President David Hadfield, summing up a range of what has happened in 2018 and what we can look forward to in 2019. We wish you all a well deserved rest after our last event of the year in Dubai and look forward to seeing you all again in 2019.
BISFed is pleased to announce that in accordance with the Articles of Association (20.1 and 21.6) Mr Seung Hee Kang has been invited to join the Board. Mr Kang is the President of the Korean Boccia Federation for the Disabled and also the Chairman and CEO of Autech Group in Korea. BISFed President David Hadfield said; “I have known Mr Kang for some time, and I am sure his wealth of commercial experience will bring new dimensions to our Board discussions. We look forward to working with Kang and to benefiting from his expertise.”
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BISFed is pleased to announce the results of the BISFed 2018 Buenos Aires Boccia Regional Open, including the incredible individual BC4 final.
In the BC4 final, Athlete Steve Wilson from Bermuda went head to head with Argentina´s Khalil Profiti. Before even starting, this was already a historic and incredible meeting. One because of the age difference between both contestants. A mere 52 year gap! Khalil Profiti at 18 years of age and Steve Wilson at 70!
The Agitos Foundation has launched the ‘Road to Lima 2019’ programme with Proud Paralympian and boccia courses. Forty-six people from 16 Americas countries took part, as the Peruvian capital city prepares for the biggest edition yet of the Parapan American Games.
In a partnership with the Agitos Foundation, BISFed supported the realization of a BISFed International Boccia Level 1 Coaches course and a Classification course in Lima from the 12th to the 14th October 2018.
The Indonesian boccia team is making its debut at an international competition at this year’s Asian Para Games in Jakarta.
The team did not prepare themselves well for the Para Games, having only selected its players last December.
After the BISFed Competition Committee announced the new Competition and Rankings Manual earlier this year you will have noticed that the BISFed World Rankings are updated more frequently. To help people understand the changes we have put together 2 tables:
Euclides Grisales has been chosen as Americas ‘Athlete of the Month’ for August after receiving 43 per cent of the public vote.
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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has revealed the shortlist for August’s Allianz Athlete of the Month, and the public can now vote for the winner on www.paralympic.org.
BISFed is pleased to offer the International BISFed Classification Course in New Taipei City, Taiwan. The course is open to physiotherapists, doctors with Neurological or Rehab background or people with extensive knowledge of boccia (i.e athletes, coaches or sport assistants). This course is a prerequisite for further BISFed training at an international level.
Following the end of the 2018 Boccia World Championships, the BISFed World Rankings have been updated with the results. The Boccia World Championships provides the highest Ranking points of any BISFed competition, along with the Paralympic Games.
Our Competition Committee held a very successful workshop during the World Championships in Liverpool. 24 representatives from 21 countries attended the workshop to discuss the current competition structure and improvements that could be made moving forward.
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Ahead of this evening’s Closing Ceremony, BISFed President David Hadfield explained how the Championships in Liverpool – which saw more than 180 athletes compete from 33 nations – have raised the bar:
The election for BISFed’s first Athlete Representative took place on the 15th and 16th August at the Boccia World Championships in Liverpool. Turnout was very high, with 86% of eligible athletes having cast their vote. The votes are currently being counted and the winner will be announced during the World Championship closing ceremony on Saturday the 18th August.
Our board took the opportunity to have their annual face to face board meeting during the championships on Monday. The board meet via video conference every month however the meeting provided the opportunity for all key people sit around one table and discuss the future of Boccia!
It has been a day of tiebreaks of the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships. And World number one BC2 Watcharaphon Vongsa of Thailand has a nervous night ahead after he fell to Cristina Goncalves of Portugal.
It was a tactical masterclass from GB’s BC4 Stephen McGuire in his second pool match of the day who defeated Vasile Agache 12-0. Earlier in the day, he enjoyed a 12-1 victory over Kevin Stokes of USA:
Great Britain’s Stephen McGuire kicks off the action at the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships tomorrow (Sunday) at Exhibition Centre Liverpool.
Classification is now over and the schedule for the individual event has now been confirmed. There are no changes to the provisional we published 2 weeks ago. 32 athletes will participate in each of the 4 classes to battle to become World Champion. Fans can keep up to date with all the action by following the live stream or by viewing live results directly from the court:
British Paralympic Association (BPA) Chief Executive, Tim Hollingsworth OBE, believes the education programme provided by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) at the upcoming World Boccia Championships will be ‘hugely important’, as the countdown to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games continues.
We’ve launched a new page to provide you with all the information you need for the World Championships. Check it out here: http://www.bisfed.com/competitions/bisfed-2018-world-boccia-championships/
Technical Delegate, Cannie Leung has now released an updated athlete list and pool information for the World Championships.
Over 1,200 participants attended the Hong Kong Paralympic Day on Sunday 8th July. Below the CE of Hong Kong Special Administration Region (HKSAR) Government Carrie Lam (centre) is playing Boccia with the Chairman of the Hong Kong Sports Institute (left, to right), President of HKPC, a BC3 player, Secretary of Home Affairs and Vice President of HKPC.
BISFed will hold an election for the first Athlete Representative during the World Championships in Liverpool in August. All the athletes who attend the World Championships will have a single vote which they can cast in favour of their preferred candidate. The election will be by paper ballot on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th August. The successful candidate will be announced on Saturday 18th August.
The teams and pairs competing at this years World Championships can now be announced. The individual takes place between 12th-15th August with the teams and pairs taking place between 16th-18th August: