BISFed 2018 - World Open - Calendar & National Team

Póvoa de Varzim | Jul. 2nd - Jul. 9th
BISFed 2018 - World Open - Póvoa de Varzim

BISFed 2018 – World Open | Póvoa de Varzim – Calendar & National Team

The BISFed 2018 – World Open, will once again be held in Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal, from the 2nd to the 9th of July.

This event is possible due to the joint efforts of PCAND and the City Council of Póvoa de Varzim.

A staggering number of 118 athletes, from 20 different countries will be present, in what is the 10th time Póvoa de Varzim has welcomed the sport of Boccia and the World Open to their beautiful coastal town.

The tournament will be held at the Municipal Pavilion of Póvoa de Varzim, and you can view the calendar below.

Come and join us in celebrating Boccia! We cannot wait to see you there!



3rd of July4th to the 6th of July6th to the 7th of July8th of July
Opening CeremonyIndividual Competition
6th of July – Finals
Team CompetitionTeam Competition Finals
Closing Ceremony


The Portuguese National Team has also, been announced for the BISFed 2018, World Open, that will take place in Póvoa de Varzim, from the 2nd of July to the 9th of July.

Here is the official list of athletes, assembled by the Portuguese National Manager, Prof. Luís Ferreira, that will compete in the World Open.


National Team:

André RamosAPCAS

José Pedro Patrício – Competition Partner

António MarquesAPPC

Emílio Conceição – Competition Partner

Abílio ValenteAPPC Porto

Ricardo Neves – Assistant Sport Technician

Cristina Gonçalves

APC Lisboa

Inês Henriques – Assistant Sport Technician

Nelson Fernandes

APPC Porto

Rui Diogo Rebelo – Assistant Sport Technician
Avelino Andrade

APPC Porto

Jorge Cardoso – Competition Partner

José Carlos Macedo

SC Braga

Roberto Mateus – Competition Partner

José Abílio Gonçalves

SC Braga

Paulo Correia – Competition Partner

Domingos VieiraSC BragaÓscar Costa – Assistant Sport Technician
Nuno GuerreiroAPC LisboaBruno Mateus – Assistant Sport Technician
Pedro da ClaraFC Porto

Alberto da Clara – Assistant Sport Technician

Chief Delegate: Professor Teresa Sardoeira

National Manager: Professor Luís Ferreira

Physiotherapist: Dr. Cristina Marques

Psychologist: Dr. Tiago Maciel

Nutritionist: Dr. Ivo Garcia


BISFed – Boccia International Sports Federation

PCAND – Paralisia Cerebral – Associação Nacional de Desporto

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