Fri, 24/11/2017 - 10:04

Institut Barcelona Esports

The 1st Catalan Boccia League Day celebrates the 25th anniversary of the 1992 BCN Games

Boccia. The CEM la Mar Bella played host to Boccia at the 1992 Barcelona Paralympic games 25 years ago.

Sport for people with functional diversity will be taking the limelight in Barcelona on Sunday, 26 November. And that’s because the 1st Catalan Boccia League Day is taking place there that day. The competition will be held in the CEM de la Mar Bella, the same venue that played host to sport at the 1992 Barcelona Paralympic Games. In fact, the 1st Catalan Boccia League will be representing the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of that event.

The competition kicks off at 9.30 am and will end at 2.30 pm, divided up into this sport’s four discipline:

  • BC4: Made up of players with severe locomotor dysfunction in all four limbs, combined with poor dynamic torso control, whether or not caused by brain damage. Players will have to show sufficient dexterity to handle and throw leather balls in the court. Such movements are clearly difficult for these players to perform. Players may show a lack of control while synchronising their movements, as well as agility and speed in performing them. They are not allowed help from any of the assistants. They may only ask a referee for help to collect a ball or enter the court.
  • BC3: For players with severe locomotor dysfunction in all four limbs whether or not caused by brain damage. Players do not move functionally but depend on an assistant or electric wheelchairs. Players will find it hard to pick up or throw balls; they may be able to move an arm but they lack sufficient range of movement to hurl a ball properly onto the court. Each player is allowed to be helped by their corresponding assistant, who will be in the players’ boccia area but with their backs to the court and looking away from the area of play.
  • BC3 Pairs: Players will have to be classed as suitable for playing in the BC3 division. A BC3 pair will have to include a substitute. Tow of the players will have cerebral palsy. The third registered player must not have a disability caused by brain damage.
  • Teams: Players classed as suitable for the game in both BC1 individual and BC2 individuals. A team must be made up of at least one BC1-class player in the court. Each team is allowed help from an assistant. Each team with have 3 players on the court and one or two substitutes provided for, where they belong to different classes.

Share this content