BISFed regrets to announce that the final competition in the 2017 calendar, the BISFed 2017 Mar del Plata Boccia Regional Open has been cancelled. This is due to insufficient registrations to make the event viable for the Host Organising Committee. The HOC will contact all those who have already registered. Please address any questions to Dom Tremblay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portugal’s BC2, Nelson Fernandes prevented a GB clean sweep at the BISFed European Championships, as Britain enjoyed a hat-trick of gold medals. The home favourite progressed to the final by overcoming team-mate Abílio Valente, the tournament top seed and came out 4-3 winner in the final.
The penultimate BISFed event of 2017 starts today with final warm ups before the action starts tomorrow. Once again, Povoa will host to the best boccia athletes in Europe for the BISFed 2017 European Championships.
BISFed Members will know that several changes to the Boccia Rules were introduced for use on a trial basis in sanctioned competitions during 2017.
BISFed was saddened to hear the tragic news that Jose-Luis Campo, President of the Americas Paralympic Committee passed away suddenly yesterday. José-Luis was a fantastic ambassador for Paralympic sport, and a wonderful friend of the game of boccia. He was doing so much to help develop the game in the Americas, always with boundless energy and enthusiasm. Our thoughts and prayers are with José-Luis’ family and all his friends in the Americas at this sad time. We will miss him greatly.
The final results booklet for the BISFed 2017 Bangkok World Open Individual competition is available: HERE
Live streaming will be available for the event in Thailand this week on Facebook. The link to the official Facebook page is HERE. There will be a minimum of 8 matches each day with athletes from 15 countries around the World taking part.
The board met by conference call again on 14th September to discuss the latest issues surrounding boccia. Key highlights from the meeting were:
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