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BISFed 2016 World Open, Povoa

BISFed 2016 World Open, Povoa

The world’s top boccia athletes will get to perfect their gaming strategies ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, when the BISFed 2016 World Open begins on Monday (13 June) in Povoa de Varzim, Portugal.

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Rules Clarification – published 7th June 2016

To all Member Nations,

Please see the attached document published today, 7th June 2016, regarding clarification of the rules of our sport.

BISFed_Boccia_Rules_Clarification_June_2016

Many thanks.

BISFed Team

Open Letter from the BISFed Rules Committee

Gary Vander Vies has released an open letter to the BISFed Community explaining the rational behind the rules clarifications that have been released ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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Making Boccia Accessible in Asia

20 new ‘Boccia Ambassadors’ attended a workshop in Dubai on 18 May, where they learned how to play boccia and how to teach others to play the game. Our new Boccia Ambassadors will return to their counties not only excited by what they have learned, but also with a stock of boccia balls which will help them to develop the sport. Countries which attended were: India, Indonesia, Jordan, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates

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2016 Fazza World Open, Dubai – Final Results

The Fazza World Open is now over in Dubai. The final results can be seen HERE!!

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Rules Clarifications – May 2016

Notice to all BISFed members: I was the Head Referee at the 2016 BISFed Individual World Championships. I discovered that some of our rules are dealt with differently in different parts of the World. Please see the attached clarification of three rules that were discussed with the International referees in Beijing and agreed upon by our Rules Committee. By following these rules the same way around the World we will have consistency at all Competitions.

Thanks – Gary Vander Vies

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Rio 2016 Announcement

The BISFed Competition Committee are currently reviewing the proposed teams, pairs and individuals that have qualified for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The committee were due to unofficially announce the athletes that have qualified on the 15th May however in order to check the information and produce the required documents there has been a slight delay.

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BISFed 2016 Fazza World Open, Dubai

The teams are starting to arrive in Dubai ahead of the BISFed 2016 Fazza World Open. The organisers have now revealed their logo for the event that will host competitors from 18 countries including Bahrain, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates . Over 80 athletes will compete across the 5 days of competition that will also see a number of national referees gain their referee qualification to help drive boccia participation in Asia.

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BISFed World Rankings

The BISFed world rankings have now been updated. These final rankings will now be used to allocate slots for the 2016 Paralympic Games. Federations will receive a preliminary invitation informing them of the slots they have been allocated and a list of athletes that are eligible for selection before the 15th May.

Congratulations to all athletes from everyone at BISFed!

Slovakia and Korea take GOLD in the Team and Pairs events

The first 3 events have been decided in Montreal and the individual competition is underway! Follow live streaming HERE!

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