After five days of competition, with some of the best Boccia athletes in the world competing against each other, the BISFed 2019 Hong Kong Boccia World Open comes to an end. BISFed congratulates all athletes and the organisers for putting on a top class event. Enjoy the highlights!
The world’s top boccia players converged on the Maurice-Richard Arena for the BISFed 2019 Montreal Boccia World Open, with close to 100 athletes from 20 countries vying for crucial World Ranking points which could get them to Tokyo. For athletes from the Americas it was especially important as it was the first big event of the year.
Find out all information about the BISFed 2019 Hong Kong Boccia World Open here:
Watch the Open Ceremony today at 8.20 (Hong Kong Local Time), and all Live Action on Court 1 / Court 2 here:
Find out all the information about BISFed 2019 Montreal Boccia World Open here:
BISFed held an International Referee course as well as a Basic Classifier course in Guangzhou, China before the BISFed 2019 Guangzhou Boccia Regional Open.
The BISFed 2019 Zagreb Boccia Regional Open has come to an end and BISFed would like to thank the athletes, organizers and officials for giving their best.
This was the first BISFed Sanctioned Boccia event Organised by the Disabled Croatian Boccia Association. The competition hosted 85 athletes from 18 Countries. Here are some highlights of the competition:
The BISFed 2019 Guangzhou Boccia Regional Open has come to an end. Find detailed results of the Teams and Pairs competitions here and images of our medallists below.
Congratulations to the organizers for putting on a high level event and to all athletes and officials. Great start to the 2019 season!
Pairs BC3 – 1st Chinese Taipei / 2nd Singapore / 3rd China
BC3 final match – Yuen Kei Ho (Hong Kong) vs Masayuki Arita (Japan)
The first BISFed individual competitions of 2019 have come to an end in Guangzhou.
One of the special things about a BISFed Boccia competition is that men and women compete against each other on equal terms. There were 5 female and 11 male athletes amongst the 16 finalists, competing for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd rankings in each category.
Find here the list of Final matches of the individual competitions at the BISFed 2019 Guangzhou Boccia Regional Open on the 27th March 2019
It was a close semi-final BC2 match between Chee Hoong Lee from Malaysia, ranked 7th in the competition and 38th in the world and Hiu Lam Yeung from Hong Kong, ranked 3rd in the competition and 9th in the World.
Find out all the information about BISFed 2019 Zagreb Boccia Regional Open here:
As the first competition of 2019 is fast approaching, check out all the information here:
Female quotas at BISFed-sanctioned boccia Competitions
In September 2017, BISFed indicated the following: “The female quota will not apply to Regional Opens in 2018, 2019 and 2020; however, participating countries are encouraged to consider including more females at Regional Opens. In addition, females who are entered in BISFed-sanctioned competitions from 2019 will be required to play in a minimum number of ends per match. The precise requirements will be announced in due course.”
The Asian Paralympic Committee announced the recipients of its prestigious Asian Awards at a recent gala dinner during its General Assembly in Dubai. The Asian Order is presented to any person who has illustrated the APC ideals through his/her actions, has achieved remarkable merit in the sporting world for people with an impairment, or has rendered outstanding and long-lasting services to the APC cause.
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.”
Play starts at 09:30 local time with 4 matches. Click here for more information and on the image below for live matches.
Play starts tomorrow! But before that, check out the opening ceremony!
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!
BISFed is pleased to announce the calendar for 2019. The final year to qualify for the Tokyo Para Games. The slots allocation will start shortly.
Following requests from attendees of the BISFed Development Workshop held during the BISFed World Championships in Liverpool, find here the Terminology Video
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.
BISFed is pleased to announce Portugal as the host of the 2019 BISFed General Assembly.
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.
Greece’s Greg Polychronidis has been named the Allianz Athlete of the Month for August after a memorable winning performance at the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships.
Follow the live stream at: http://polskaboccia.pl/regional-open-poznan-2018-live/
The IPC has announced today that Boccia will for the first time be covered live at a Paralympic Games.
We’ve put together some key numbers for the new automated World Rankings:
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.
The HOC have now finalised their Competition Guide for next weeks event. Members can download the document below:
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.
The HOC has changed the date of the BISFed 2018 Olbia Regional Open to accommodate travel plans for delegations. The competition will now start on 23rd October and end on 26th October:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline has been extended to midnight (GMT) on Sunday 26th August 2018.
BISFed is pleased to announce the election of Kwan Hang Wong from Hong Kong China as BISFed´s first Athlete representative.
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.
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: