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Specification and Testing of Boccia Balls

Specification and Testing of Boccia Balls

BISFed is pleased to announce that, following the resolution at the 2014 General Assembly that we should establish a clear specification for the manufacture and testing of boccia balls for use in BISFed-sanctioned competitions, we have appointed Loughborough University to carry out an independent research project and to make recommendations to the Board.

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2016 Boccia World Individual Championships Announcement

BISFed is pleased to announce that the 2016 Boccia World Individual Championships will be held in Beijing, China between 18th and 26th March.

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Clarification of Rule 15.2

Hello all Boccia participants:

There have been several enquires asking if it is permitted to use a level to initially set up a ramp at the start of a match – before or during the warmup time. 

Is this allowed or not? 

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Introducing the new BC5 Profile

BISFed is pleased to publish the profile of a new BC5 Classification. The BC5 Classification has been developed for those players whose impairments are not severe enough to allow them to play in the BC2 or BC4 Classification.

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Murray wins Allianz Athlete of the Month for April

Nigel Murray’s strong performance at the 2015 Boccia European Continental Cup helped him gather enough votes to be named April’s Allianz Athlete of the Month.

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Argentina, Brazil and Canada finish top at the 2015 Boccia Americas Team and Pairs Championships

To no surprise, Brazil and Canada continued their display of strong form, picking up medals at the 2015 Boccia Americas Team and Pairs Championships, which concluded on Sunday.

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International Referees Course – Poznan

Before the 2015 Boccia World Open in Poznan commences at the end of June the organisers are hosting an International Referees Course. Pedro Fernandes will instruct the course on behalf of BISFed between 14th-22nd June.

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2015 Boccia Americas Team and Pairs Championship – Day 3

The final results are in from the 2015 Boccia Americas Team and Pairs Championships. Argentina took gold in the BC1/BC2 Team competition with Brazil and Canada taking home gold in the BC3 and BC4 competitions respectively.

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2015 Boccia Americas Team and Pairs Championships – Day 2

The results from day 2 of the championships can be downloaded HERE.

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2015 Boccia Americas Team and Pairs Championships – Day 1

Day 1 of the competition in Montreal saw some surprise results. Most notable the hosts losing 5-1 to the Colombian team in the BC4 Pairs competition. The standout performers of the competition so far are the Brazilian team who are yet to lose a game across the 3 events.

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