Boccia NSW News

2017 Boccia Premier League Under Way

Three rounds of this year’s BPL have been played. Sydney Northern Beaches have won all three, beating Hunter at Avalon and Illawarra at Unanderra, and receiving a forfeit from Illawarra who, unfortunately, were unable to field a team in round 2. As at the end of Round 3, the table stands at:

Hunter – 10
Northern Beaches – 30
Illawarra - 10


Round 4 will take place between Northern Beaches and Hunter at the Peninsula Community Centre, Woy Woy, on Saturday 7th October.





Hunter Boccia Cup Results

The Hunter Boccia Cup was a two day event, held on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of September at Charlton Christian College at Fassifern.

The results were:

Singles’ Cup


BC1/2
Gold – Scott Elsworth (Northern Beaches Waves)
Silver – Neil Dalton (Hunter Boccia)
Bronze – Aaryan Shah (Northern Beaches Waves)


BC3
Gold – Wendy Evans (Hunter Boccia)
Silver – Ange McReynolds (Northern Beaches Waves)
Bronze - Riley Saban (Hunter Boccia)


BC5/EMU
Gold – Phil Bates (Hunter Boccia)
Silver – Adam Alcorn (Hunter Boccia)
Bronze – Connor Hamlin (Penrith)


Phil Bates won the playoff for the Throwers’ Cup against Scott Elsworth, and Wendy Evans took home the Rampers’ Cup.

Teams’ Cup


Gold – Northern Beaches Waves 1
Silver – Hunter Hornets
Bronze – Hunter Merlot

The spirit over the two days was one of friendship and inclusiveness, and the standard of play was high. Hunter Boccia Team Manager, Lucy Bates, says she felt that the new venue was very suitable, and that she looks forward to seeing everyone again next year.





NSW TEAM TO TRAVEL TO NEW ZEALAND

Boccia NSW has announced the team to represent NSW at the New Zealand National Titles in Wellington in October. Congratulations to:

BC1 – Neil Dalton (Hunter), Zac Ahoy (Armidale)

BC2 – Tom Ferguson (Hunter)

BC3 – Wendy Evans (Hunter)

BC5/EMU – Axil Pavy (Orange), Cassie Browne (Hunter), Darren Jones (Northern Beaches), Phil Bates (Hunter) and Connor Hamlin (Penrith).

This is a wonderful opportunity for our players to gain experience in competing overseas, and we know that they’ll be terrific ambassadors for Boccia NSW.





WORLD OPEN COMPETITIONS IN KANSAS AND BANGKOK

Our Aussie team is off again, travelling to two World Opens in quick succession; Kansas from September 22 – 29, then Bangkok from October 2 to 11. Good luck to all the Aussie squad, but particularly to the NSW guys Dan, Cal and Spence. Check the BISFed website for information on video feeds. Remember, there’s no such thing as too much Boccia!





OUR REFEREES RECOGINISED

It’s good to hear that two of our NSW refs, Lisa Hanssens and Lucy Bates, have been chosen to officiate at the Bangkok World Open. We know they’ll do us proud.





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