Yearly Archives: 2019

BBS Snow Sports Taster 13 Dec

Snow Sports Taster Day in Manchester on Friday 13 December 2019
Chill Factore, Manchester, M41 7JA.
6 pm - 8 pm
01926 424247
13th December 2019

British Blind Sports Snow Sports Taster 13 Dec

British Blind Sport are pleased to announce the delivery of a snow sports taster session in partnership with Disability Snowsport UK!

Open to all abilities and to anyone over the age of 5

The snow sports taster session will take place:

Date: Friday 13 December  TIme:  6 pm – 8 pm

Venue: Chill Factore, Manchester, M41 7JA.

Cost: £10  Contact: or call 01926 424247

Click here to register your place

A ‘meet and greet’ will be available from Intu Trafford Centre Bus Station, at least 30 minutes before. This event will allow adults and children living with a visual impairment to experience an introductory skiing lesson (snowboarding lessons are subject to availability of staff), and have a go at a new and exciting activity.




Archery Indoor Championships

Archery Indoor Championships 10 - 12 April 2020

The Worshipful Company of Fletchers Indoor  Archery Championships

Date: 10th to 12th April 2020
Venue: Lilleshall National Sports Centre

Please complete the Online Application form to enter


  • The Accommodation and Entry forms for those staying residential must be returned no later than 15th January 2020.
  • Entry forms for non-residential competitors will be accepted up until 20th March 2020 latest.

The entry and accommodation form is now a Google document and once completed and submitted will automatically be sent to the
Tournament Organiser ( ) and
Tournament Secretary ( )
Phone: Tournament Organiser 07766 744073, Tournament Secretary: 01792 812212


To be eligible to receive the concessionary accommodation fees, you and your spotter must be a member of BBS.
For BBS members, accommodation is charged at £40.00 per person per day.
For non-BBS Members, accommodation is charged at £80.00 per person per day
BBS membership is £20 per annum (senior).
Shoot fee for the weekend is £15.00.


Payment method by Bank Transfer to:
Sort code: 40-27-06 Account No. 72417111 – State reference ACC10 and your name.IMPORTANT: Lilleshall charge for cancellations, this is around £15.00 if you cancel within three months of the event.

If you cancel within seven days of the event then Lilleshall will charge the full cost of your accommodation. All costs will be recouped from yourself, less any deposit paid. Let the Tournament Secretary know immediately if you need to cancel.

Be aware that accommodation can become limited at busy periods, so if you book late, rooms may not be available and you will be responsible for finding (and paying for) your own alternative accommodation.


Saturday Championship Round 1 (morning session)
WA 25m

Shot under AGB Rule 407 – Dress Regulation Rule 307 applies
5 dozen on a 60cm face at 25mtrs shot in ends of three in 2 minutes.
There will be a minimum of two ends of practice prior to the start.
This round qualifies for BBS-AS Records.
Saturday Championship Round 2 (afternoon session)
Portsmouth (AGB UK Record Status)
Shot under AGB Rule 407 – Dress Regulation Rule 307 applies
5 dozen on a 60cm face at 20yds shot in ends of three in 2 minutes.
There will be a minimum of two ends of sighters prior to the start.

This round qualifies for AGB UK and BBS-AS Records.
Awards will be given in Shooting Categories VI1, VI2 and VI3 combined, and VI Open, and based on the total score from both sessions.

The ‘Christie Trophy’ (Handicap Trophy – from morning session WA 25m)
The ‘Thomas Trophy’ (Most improved score from previous year)
If you wish to be included in any handicap round, you must submit an up to date handicap.
Handicaps will only be accepted if dated and signed by your Club Records Officer.

This can be done either by email or in writing and presented on the day.
To claim AGB UK records the archers’ tactile equipment must be compliant with WA rules.
For the Saturday Championship Rounds all archers will shoot in the Shooting Categories as defined in the “BBS-AS Shooting Category Definition Document”.

On the entry form you will be asked for your acuity sight classification and sighting method and placed in one of the three shooting categories by the Tournament Organiser. You are required to be compliant with all aspects of the relevant category including the wearing of blackouts as required.
AGB UK Record Status tournaments are liable for drug testing, if asked to do so you must comply, a refusal will be treated as a positive result.
Valid BBS and Archery GB membership cards will be required at registration and a CVI form if requested to do so. Sight classification must be registered with BBS Head Office. Entry to the competition may be refused if you fail to show any of this information.



60 arrows (12 ends) @ 20yds on a black & white 40cm target face
5 arrows are shot per end in 5 minutes, scoring is 5-4-3-2-1 (one end of 5 sighters)
There will be 2 faces per target set central, one above the other.
Archer ‘A’ will shoot 30 arrows at the top face and Archer ‘B’ 30 at the bottom.
Following a short break, Archer ‘A’ will shoot at the bottom face, Archer ‘B’ the top.
This Round will include the handicap based ‘Team VI v Team Sighted’ challenge.
If you do not have a B1 sight classification but wish to shoot using blackouts then you must comply with the VI1 rules stated in the “BBS Archery Section VI Shooting Category Definitions” document linked to above.


‘Margaret and John Schofield’ Memorial Trophy (Blackout Round)
‘Tilly Trotter’ Trophy (Non-Blackout Round – Handicap based)


All archers with a B1 to B3 sight classification are required to have a Spotter when shooting.
Note: It is the archers’ responsibility to supply their own Spotter and ensure that their details and required information are included on the entry form when it is submitted.
Spotters and any scopes and chairs etc. must remain in their archer’s half of the shooting lane so as not to disrupt their neighbouring competitors.
AGB Rule 1102 b (vii) will apply to all archers using a Spotter (Safety issue):
A VI archer using a spotter shall only approach the target when accompanied by his/her spotter.


The Range may be available for practice Friday afternoon but check with reception first as we do not officially have use of it until Saturday. All markers and tactile equipment must be removed from the Range when you have finished.
When practicing (at any time) and more than one target is being used then a ‘Field Captain’ must be appointed to comply with Archery GB insurance requirements. Whistle or verbal commands may be used but someone must take responsibility for the range.


Please note Lilleshall’s smoking policy which must be followed:
“Smoking and vaping may only take place in outdoor areas. Smoking/vaping is banned within 4 metres of a pedestrian entrance to or exit from any building.”
“Vaping” refers to electronic cigarettes.


Your e-mail address is important, further information will be sent to you closer to the event date (i.e. target list). If you change your e-mail address at any time, please notify the BBS Archery Section Secretary ( as soon as possible stating that you have entered the Championships to ensure that you receive target lists etc.

Any donations for the raffle will be gratefully appreciated.


For those staying residential note that Lilleshall may require a deposit for room keys.
If applied this can either be paid in cash or by leaving your credit card details at reception, your deposit will be refunded on return of keys. Please make sure you either read or have explained to you the fire precautions in your room and note that all rooms are non-smoking.
Checking in times are Friday from 13.30 and Saturday from 12.30. If you are staying Friday and Saturday night you must return your room keys by 12.30 Sunday afternoon, those staying Friday night only need to return their keys by 09.30 Saturday morning.


The following are the meal times at Lilleshall.
Breakfast: 07.30 to 08.30
Lunch: 12.30 in the Restaurant (both days)
Dinner: 18.30 to 20.00 Friday and 18.30 to 19.30 Saturday
Any pre-ordered packed lunches will be brought down to the Shooting Range
Light refreshments will be available at the END of the Tournament (both days)


VICTA Pre-Teen Science Day

VICTA Pre-Teen Science Day, Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum, London
Closing date: 3 January 2020 - Event date: 21 Feb 2020
01908 240 831
03rd January 2020

VICTA Pre-Teen Science Day, Natural History Museum!

Closing date: 3 January 2020    Event date: 21 Feb 2020

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum? If you are aged between 10 to 13 years, now is your opportunity to find out.

Once your parents have dropped you off with the VICTA team, you will spend the day exploring behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum. Together we will discover what the museum has to offer and you will have the opportunity to get hands on with some of the specimens from insects to giant squid tentacles. Just think of all the amazing things you’ll be able to tell your parents when they pick you up!

Who: 10 to 13 years  Event date: 21 Feb 2020  Time: 10am to 3pm (TBC)
Closing date: 3 January 2020
Location: Natural History Museum, London  Cost: £5
Book a place:

This will be a fun, interactive day and the ideal setting to meet and share experiences with other young people of a similar age group and share experiences.

If you would like to join us on this activity, please apply on the Victa website link below

Why apply?

  • A great opportunity to meet other visually impaired young people
  • Learn what goes on behind the scenes at one of the UK’s top museums
  • Grow in confidence
  • Develop new and existing skills such as teamwork, communication and problem solving
  • Increase your mobility and independence skills
  • Gain all of this while having a fun weekend in a supportive, encouraging environment

Who can apply?

You must be:

  • Registered or registrable blind or partially sighted
  • At least 10 on 21st February 2020
  • Aged 13 or under on 21st February 2020
  • Willing and physically able to take part in a day at the museum
  • Able to maintain your own personal hygiene
  • Able to independently take medication (if applicable)



Dates for VIP Singers Group!

New Dates for VIP Singers Group 2020

Illustration of a choir  with musical notes above the heads

Vision Impaired Singers Group dates for 2020

The V.I.P. Singers is a singing group for visually impaired people and their friends.  Everyone is welcome No experience is required. Come for fun!

Call the contact number below to find out more!

Event Details

When: Every Saturday morning Time:  10.30 am – 12.30 pm
 Dates:  7 Sept  to 14  Dec 2 019,  11 Jan to  28 to March 2020,  18 April to 11 July  2020
Venue:  South Wing Committee Room,  St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Rd,  London, SE1 7EH
Contact: 07770 381758

VIP singers  –  Youtube Video  below



VICTA Sports Activity Week

VICTA Sports Activity Week book your place by 3 Jan 2020
RNC, Hereford
Closing date: 3 Jan 2020 - Event date 18 to 21 February 2020
03rd January 2019

VICTA Sports Activity Week – Entry Closing date:  Friday 3 January 2020

VICTA and RNC are hosting a Sports Activity Week in February at the RNC campus in Hereford.

If you are full of energy and an avid sports lover or you would just like to try something new, come and get involved in VICTA’s Sports Activity Week.

This trip will combine many different visually impaired sports, from blind football to cycling to blind cricket. You will also have the opportunity to get stuck into and test yourself at Oaker Wood Outdoor Adventure Centre.

Who: 14 to 17 years
Closing date:  Friday 3 January 2020
Event Date: 18 to 21 February 2020
Location: RNC, Hereford  Cost: £40
Entry Link:

It won’t all be go go go, we will have the opportunity to slow down in the RNC spa and socialise over a game of bowling. Our group will be based at the college, a Further Education College for students with visual impairments.

This promises to be a fun and busy few days – a chance to try new things and develop new skills. The break will be an ideal setting to meet other young people of a similar age group and share experiences.

If you would like to join us on this activity, please apply on our website via the link below

Entry Link: