July 24-30, 2023
The 2023 Canadian Para-Bowls Championships will take place at the Stanley Park Lawn Bowling Club from July 24-30, 2023. The event is open to any visually impaired or physically impaired lawn bowler who belongs to an affiliated club in Canada. The cost to register is $100 per person. Read the press release here.
In order to compete in Provincial, National and International competitions, a Classification system is essential. Sanctioned events at which bowlers with a disability compete must conform to the rules of IBD (International Bowls for the Disabled) who in turn are affiliated to the International Paralympic Committee. The goal of a classification system to create a “level playing field” using the main sensory and physical functions of bowls. Classification determines the types of events offered at a competition.
In para bowls, participants are classified into two sections: bowlers with a visual impairment and bowlers with an ambulatory impairment. Classification involves a variety of medical tests that compare muscle strength, range of motion, co-ordination, amputation and balance against standardized classification descriptions.
All bowlers wishing to participate at the National Championships must be classified. Visit the classification page of the website for more information on the classification process and how to apply.
Schedule (schedule is subject to change)
|Monday, July 24, 2023||Classification (at hotel)|
|Tuesday, July 25, 2023||
|Wednesday, July 26, 2023||
|Thursday, July 27, 2023||Sectional Play|
|Friday, July 28, 2023||
|Saturday, July 29, 2023||
|Sunday, July 30, 2023||
NOTE: If there are more entries than what Stanley Park LBC can accommodate at one time, the event will be split into separate events where the visually impaired (VI) will compete July 26-28, followed by the physically impaired (PI) from July 28-30. BCB will update this schedule as soon as possible so that participants can finalize travel arrangements.
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