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The Boccia Club are running an in-house Boccia Singles competition and ALL are welcome to enter. 

FOR DETAILS OF THE PLAYING SCHEDULE, GROUPS AND SCORES PLEASE SEE
BOCCIA SINGLES COMPETITION

Latest News
30 May
Another table of prizes has been added to the Boccia Raffle

3 July
More prizes have been added to the Boccia Raffle thanks to Clintons Cards of the Pentagon Centre

19 July
Last date for buying a Boccia Raffle ticket.

The play list, groups and scores are on the  Boccia Singles Competition page.  The games will be played on our 3rd court every Saturday between 1030 and 1300.  The cost of entry will be £3.00 a person which will go towards the shield for the winner which will remain in club and 1st 2nd and 3rd medals.  The remainder of the monies will go into the Boccia Club funds and towards specialist equipment equipment the players now need. 

The raffle will be drawn on 27th July with tickets still on sale at £1.00 a strip, and the many prizes are on view at PARIBC.  Some, like a fruit and vegetable box and a donation of a cake with a Boccia theme, which will be not be available until the day of the draw. 

Tickets are available at the reception desk and from Kath and Jacky. 

Proceeds of the raffle will go towards our players' specialised equipment and towards items the club and its members need. 

The following companies have kindly provided us with these raffle prizes:- 

  1. BEER – ALDI

  2. PICTURE - FRANCIS ISLES

  3. GUYLIAN CHOCOLATES - McCOLLS WAYFIELD

  4. SWEET TUB. - ICELAND, CHATHAM

  5. MALTEESERS - SAINSBURYS, CHATHAM

  6. BATH BOMBS - WILKO

  7. LINDT CHOCOLATES - MORRISONS, WALDERSLADE

  8. PROCECO - MORRISONS, WALDERSLADE

  9. £15.00 CASH - WAYFIELD FISH BAR

  10. 2 X £10 VOUCHERS - CYCLEFIXIT, HERNE BAY & HYTHE

  11. CYCLE GLOVES - CYCLEFIXIT, HERNE BAY & HYTHE

  12. £10.00 CASH. - COSTCUTTER, WAYFIELD

  13. £10.00 VOUCHER. - WETHERSPOON, ROCHESTER

  14. SWEET JAR - LIFE IS SWEET, PENTAGON

  15. FREE GAME VOUCHER - HOLLYWOOD BOWL

  16. FREE NAILS VOUCHER - ANGEL NAILS, MOBILE

  17. FAMILY DAY PASS - CYCLOPARK, GRAVESEND

  18. BOCCIA THEMED CAKE - CHRIS SHARD

  19. FRESH FLOWERS - MR FLOWER, CHATHAM

  20. £50.00 EXPERIENCE DAY VOUCHER - www.experiencedays.co.uk 

  21. 2 Cuddly Lambs with a Lindt chocolate bunny, a gin fund money jar, and a Disney "Le vie en Rose" showcase collection figurine - Clintons Cards of the Pentagon Centre
  22. Free Wash, Cut and Finish worth £33 - Lewis James & Co, Wayfield Road.

 

If you click on the link at number 20 you will be able to see the items that Experience Days offer.

A Boccia themed cake, flowers and fruit & vegetable box will be available on the 27th July.

All other prizes have been generously donated by club members and their families, and friends.

 For those who haven't played before, Boccia is a Paralympic sport which is played with a white jack ball and a coin is tossed to decide who plays with the 6 red or the 6 blue balls. 

In the Singles competition each player has to sit in an area of the rink which  is 1 metre wide by 2 metres long (to allow space for wheelchair users) to throw their Boccia balls.  The jack is thrown by the red player to any position in the court and the red player then plays by one of the red balls.  The blue player then follows and tries to get closer to the jack than the red ball.  The order of play is then decided by the player who is furthest away from the jack playing until their ball is closest to the jack or until all their balls are thrown.  The other player waits for their opposition's ball to get closer to the jack for a chance to play.

A point is awarded for each of the balls of 1 colour that are closer to the jack than the other colour.  Three more ends are played in a Singles Competition with each player throwing the jack alternately. The winner is the player with most points. 

 

The Boccia England Cup (The BE Cup) is a thrilling competition for the  top BC1, BC2, BC3, BC4 athletes from across the country.

Athletes earn a place in the cup through their previous competition performance.

The Boccia Academies host qualifiers ahead of the play offs, all culminating in a hotly contested BE Cup Final.

Amy Lewington and Jacky Woods, from the PARIBC Boccia Club, competed in a qualifier and we are pleased to announce that both have won through to the BE CUP Final.

The Heathcoat Cup is an exciting competition for all impairment groups (BC1 – 8)

For players wanting to start or further their competition experience. With the opportunity to qualify for the Heathcoat Cup Final.

Competitions take place between November and March

George Keith and Cliff Armstrong, from the PARIBC Boccia Club, competed in a qualifier and we are pleased to announce that both have won through to the HEATHCOAT CUP Final.

 

PARIBC BOCCIA CLUB

CLOSED DATES IN SUMMER SEASON 2019

Closed 1st Saturday in every month. Other shaded Dates indicate other closures

 

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

May

4

11

18

25

 

June

1

8

15

22

29

July

6

13

20

27

 

August

3

10

17

24

31

September

7

14

21

28

 

 

Additional diary events

PARIBC BOCCIA gets a mention on the EIBA website Click here

PRINCE ARTHUR BOCCIA CLUB AS A MEMBER OF BOCCIA ENGLAND

OUR REGISTERED TEAMS ARE NOW "PRINCE ARTHUR BOCCIA KNIGHTS A" & "PRINCE ARTHUR BOCCIA KNIGHTS B"        

Team A consists of the following players, Jacky Woods, Amy Lewington, Charles East and Mark Draper.

Team B comprises  Cliff Armstong, Owen Porter, Alex Green and George Keith.

 Nick Keith has taken over from Carole Coulthard as  Team Coach & Referee.  Our thanks go to Carole for all the hard work she has put in past years. 

Carole Coulthard, Gerry Knight and Roy Porter are Referees.

The Prince Arthur’s Boccia Knights are participating in the Boccia England Kent League as well as in other Boccia England tournaments

 

BOCCIA KNIGHTS WIN THE WOODER TROPHY FOR BEST SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

The Kent Open competition took place on 21st October 2018 at Cleeve Park School, Sidcup and was organised by Bexley Dodgers Boccia Club and open to twelve teams from across Kent and the adjacent counties.

Prince Arthur C had their traditional nervous start, losing their first game 7-3 but then finishing the pool games with a 5-0 win taking 2nd place.

This order was reversed in the knockout rounds winning 7-2 in the first game but then going down 10-3 to Thunderers Sharks who had a bit of a dream game.

Team C finished the competition in a well deserved 6th place.

Scorewise Prince Arthur D’s competition did not go so well, losing to an on fire Bexley All Stars 3-10 and old adversary Herne Bay Herons 1-9. It is never easy to go straight into two consecutive games first thing in the morning when you have not been able to get onto a practice court. Their true worth was recognised with being awarded the Wooder Memorial Trophy for the team best demonstrating the spirit of boccia in their enjoyment of the sport, friendliness and sportsmanship to each other and other competitors.

Jacky Woods said "We didn’t win a game but all the referees said that the scores didn’t reflect the closeness of our games and we were unlucky to not have had higher scores."

TEAM PLACINGS

Bexley Superstars

1

S/O Shooting Stars

2

Herne Bay Herons

3

Thunderers Barra

4

Thunderers Sharks

5

P/ Arthur Knights C

6

Harlow Hurricanes

7

Bexley All Stars

8

Herne Bay Seagulls

9

Romford YMCA

10

P/Arthur Knights D

11

RISING STARS

12

 

 

BOCCIA CHALLENGE 2012 REPORT AND VIDEO

Look in http://jayenolan.com/2013/01/01/new-year-new-pastime-paralympic-sport-for-all-in-gillingham/  to see how the Challenge was reported.

 

 


Boccia Club meets on a Saturday morning from 10.30am to 1.00pm but the Club does not open on the first Saturday of each month.

Anyone aged from 7+ can come and try it!

A Saturday morning session costs £2.50 for adults and £1 for children and carers who play.

Our BOCCIA Club started in May 2011and welcomes visitors who have played before or would like to learn to play the game.

The existing facilities of our Indoor Bowling Club blend well with the needs of the BOCCIA Club, and there are opportunities to try Indoor Bowling as well.

Comments from our visitors include:

*I will tell other respite carers about the Club.

*Having the Club on a Saturday morning means we don’t have to worry about after-school clubs during the week.

*It’s great!

*The Club is so friendly.

*It’s so local, the nearest Boccia club is in Maidstone.

*There is no other Boccia club in the Medway area and the Saturday morning timing is great!

*I only came because of my son but now I look forward to coming and playing as well.

If members of your club or group are looking for a new challenge; a sport to get involved in; or simply somewhere to play Boccia; then come along on a Saturday morning. You will be sure of a warm welcome.

We had some publicity in the Kent Messenger, Medway edition, see above, which showed some of our Boccia Club members in action.

Beginners are more than welcome to play this Paralympic Sport which is ideal for everyone, including those with restricted mobility and wheelchair users. This seated game is played by up to 6 people in 2 teams using bowls about the size of a tennis ball. Tuition will be given.

More information about Boccia can be found on the following links:

http://www.gb-boccia.org/

http://www.cpsport.org/boccia/

http://www.bocciaengland.org.uk/

  You can email us on boccia@paribc.co.uk.

The BOCCIA Club came into existence thanks to the financial support given by the bodies whose logos are shown below