Individual competitions come to an end at the BISFed 2019 Guangzhou Boccia Regional Open
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.
In the BC1 category there were no big surprises with 4 of the top 5 ranked athletes making it to the two final matches.
1st – Witsanu Huadpradit (Thailand)
2nd – Subin Tipmanee (Thailand)
3rd – Natthawut Deemak (Thailand)
In the BC2 competition there were 6 athletes competing in a BISFed tournament for the first time. World ranked number 1 came out on top, so no surprise there. However he had a tough match against Chee Hoong Lee, ranked 7th in the tournament, winning the final match by one point only.
1st – Worawut Saengampa (Thailand)
2nd – Chee Hoong Lee (Malaysia)
3rd – Hiu Lam Yeung (Hong Kong)
The BC3 tournament introduced a new contender for the top places. Winning the final match by 5 x 1, it is the first time Masayuki Arita from Japan has entered a BISFed tournament. We are looking forward to seeing if his future performances will take him to Tokyo 2020.
1st – Masayuki Arita (Japan)
2nd – Yuen Kei Ho (Hong Kong)
3rd – Keisuke Kawamoto (Japan)
In the BC4 competition Ritthikrai Somsanuk from Thailand took the top spot by defeating Yuk Wing Leung from Hong Kong 6 x 3. Thailand also won the match for third place, building on a strong performance from Thailand in the individual competitions.
1st – Ritthikrai Somsanuk (Thailand)
2nd – Yuk Wing Leung (Hong Kong)
3rd – Pornchok Larpyen (Thailand)
Congratulations to all athletes for a great competition!