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Competition Committee Workshop

Competition Committee Workshop

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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Host The BISFed 2019 General Assembly

Can you host the BISFed 2019 General Assembly?We would like one of our FULL members to host the BISFed 2019 General Assembly. If you would like further information please email admin@bisfed.com. The deadline has been extended to midnight (GMT) on Sunday 26th August 2018.

Kwan Hang Wong Wins Athlete Election

BISFed is pleased to announce the election of Kwan Hang Wong from Hong Kong China as BISFed´s first Athlete representative.

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Thailand Top the Medal Table

Slovakia denied Thailand a third gold medal today at the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships in a closely fought battle in the BC4 Pairs in Liverpool today, a fitting finale to seven days of high drama.

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BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships a key turning point

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:

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THAILAND DOMINATE ON DAY SIX

Thailand was dominant in today’s semi-finals at the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships as they are promised to return home with two medals.

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Athlete Representative election

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.

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Workshops at the Boccia World Championships

The BISFed Competition & Rules Committee and the Development Committee held workshops for BISFed Members at the 2018 World Boccia Championships in Liverpool.

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BIG UPSETS IN TEAM AND PAIR POOL STAGES

Canada stormed into the first day of the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships’ team and pairs event, overcoming favourites and World number ones Slovakia.

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SMITH DELIGHTS HOME CROWD WITH GOLD

Great Britain’s David Smith delighted a home crowd today at BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships in Liverpool with a slick 7-2 victory over Kai Sun of China.

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TWO WORLD NUMBER ONES OUT OF THE MEDAL HUNT

World number ones Stephen McGuire and Watcharaphon Vongsa were today sent crashing out of the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships at Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

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BISFed Board & Committee Meeting

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!

TIEBREAKS AND UPSETS AT WORLD BOCCIA CHAMPIONSHIPS

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.

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New Schedules Announced

Our technical delegates have now released the schedule for the team and pairs event later in the week. They have also made a few changes to the schedule in the individual event for when we get to the elimination phase:

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The top seeds sailed through their pool matches of day one of the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships

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:

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BRITAIN’S DEFENDING WORLD CHAMPION KICKS OFF ACTION IN LIVERPOOL

Great Britain’s Stephen McGuire kicks off the action at the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships tomorrow (Sunday) at Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

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Live Results and Streaming

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:

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ParalympicsGB boss praises UK Anti-Doping’s ‘hugely important’ education programme at World Boccia Championships

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.

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BISFed 2018 Boccia World Championships

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/

2O18 BISFed World Boccia Championships – Updated Athlete Information

Technical Delegate, Cannie Leung has now released an updated athlete list and pool information for the World Championships.

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Hong Kong Paralympic Day

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.

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BISFed Athlete Representative: Candidates Announced

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.

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BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships – Teams and Pairs Announced

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:

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BISFed Equipment and Ball Check Procedures

The BISFed Referee Committee have been working on developing the procedures undertaken by officials at the equipment checks. The clearly defined processes have been developed to ensure that standard tests take place at all of our events.

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Streaming & Results – Povoa

You can continue to catch up on all the action from Povoa on their official YouTube channel. Fans can also download the official results from the Individual and Team & Pairs events with the world rankings being updated shortly… continue reading

Live Streaming – Povoa Opening Ceremony

2019 Calendar of Events Announced

The BISFed Competition Committee can now announce a provisional schedule fo events for 2019. There is unfortunately 1 event missing from the original schedule of events, a Regional Open in Africa/ America. If any members are able to host this event please contact admin@bisfed.com.

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BISFed Standard Boccia Ball Test Kit

BISFed is pleased to announce that an updated ‘Mark 2’ version of the Standard Boccia Ball Test Kit is now available. Mark 2 has three significant improvements over the original design:

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50 days to go…

It is now less than 50 days to go until more than 180 of the world’s best boccia players arrive in Liverpool for the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships. To celebrate, here is a specially produced animation explaining how boccia is played

Tickets are still available at www.echoarena.com/worldboccia

Election of a BISFed Athletes’ Representative

Your Board has agreed that the time is right to start working towards appointing an Athletes’ Council, a body which will have responsibility for representing the views of boccia athletes on how the sport can be developed, and for acting as the liaison between athletes and the day-to-day decision makers in BISFed.

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BISFed Development Committee Update

Don’t miss the BISFed Development update and consultation meeting to be held on Tuesday 14 August 2018 during the Boccia World Championships in Liverpool. To register your interest please email admin@bisfed.com and further details will be sent to you. More information on the meeting can be found at the end of this update.

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30 days to go!

The gap between the BISFed 2018 Sao Paulo Boccia Regional Open and the BISFed 2018 Povoa Boccia World Open is the longest that boccia enthusiasts will encounter now the season is underway. The 34 day build up will see athletes have their final chance to perform on a world stage ahead of the World Championships in Liverpool in August.

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Sao Paulo hosts Boccia Regional Open

The second boccia competition in the Americas region will begin Sunday (20 May) in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The state-of-the-art Brazilian Paralympic Training Centre will host the BISFed Sao Paulo Boccia Regional Open. It follows on from April’s Montreal Open held in Canada.

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BISFed 2018 Sao Paulo Boccia Regional Open

The athletes are going through their final preparations ahead of the Regional Open in Sao Paulo next week. Teams will start to arrive in Brazil on Sunday for the second event of the year to be held in the Americas.

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Competition & Ranking Manual – v1.3

Following recent discussions and feedback, the BISFed Competitions Committee have made the following amendments to the Competition & Ranking Manual: continue reading

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS LAUNCHES LEGACY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN LIVERPOOL

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.

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Making Boccia Accessible

The Rwandan NPC have been working hard to increase the number of boccia instructors in their country.

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FBT ANNOUNCED AS OFFICIAL PARTNER FOR THE BISFED 2018 WORLD BOCCIA CHAMPIONSHIPS

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.

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BISFed 2018 Montreal Boccia World Open – Results

View the full results from Montreal HERE

Entries Open!!

Entries are now open for the BISFed 2018 Poznan Boccia Regional Open and the BISFed 2018 Olbia Boccia Regional Open. Members will have until 31st May to sign up!

BISFed 2018 Montreal Boccia World Open

Check out the official event website here: http://evenement.defisportif.com/

Live Action from Montreal!!

BISFed 2018 Montreal Boccia World Open – Schedule Released

The first World Open of the year gets underway on Wednesday and the organisers have released the draft schedule and event information.

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BISFed 2018 Montreal Boccia World Open

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!

Congratulations Jon Morgan OBE

Our Treasurer was awarded  one of the most prestigious honours in the UK when he was awarded the Order of the British Empire medal in the Queens Honours list 2018. Congratulations from everyone at BISFed!

BISFed 2018 Madrid Regional Open

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!

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Opening Ceremony!!

BISFed 2018 Madrid Boccia Regional Open

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.

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Ise Update

It’s the final day of play in the individual competition in Japan today. Live scoring can be found HERE.

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Ise Schedule

The schedule for the BISFed 2018 Ise City Regional Open has now been finalised. Live scoring is available on the BISFed Website.

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