World number ones Stephen McGuire and Watcharaphon Vongsa were today sent crashing out of the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships at Exhibition Centre Liverpool.
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:
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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 email@example.com and further details will be sent to you. More information on the meeting can be found at the end of this update.
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.
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.
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.
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.