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Changes to Tennis VI Classifications

VI Tennis - British Blind Sport – B5 upper limit

Changes to UK Tennis VI Classifications.

British Blind Sport – B5 upper limit review

Five categories are used to classify athletes recreationally and domestically in the UK. British Blind Sport has been reviewing the B5 category and has decided to introduce an upper limit which previously has not existed.

The upper limit for B5 will now be set at 6/18 (LogMAR equivalent 0.47). Those with vision better than 6/18 will not now be classifiable as B5. This will be applied to all new members from May 2019.

However existing members who have been classified within the previous B5 parameters, and who have vision better than 6/18, can continue to compete until their classification is up for renewal.

If you have any concerns or need clarification on how this may affect you please don’t hesitate to get in contact with the LTA or BBS directly.

 

A summary of the BBS classification table is below:

B1           From no Perception of Light up to and including Hand Movements.

 

B2           From Counting Fingers at any distance to a visual acuity of up to and including                           2/60.   –  A field of 10 degrees or less.

 

B3           From a visual acuity above 2/60 to a visual acuity of up to and including 6/60.                               – A field of more than 10 degrees and less than 40 degrees.

B4           From a visual acuity above 6/60 to a visual acuity of up to and including 6/24.

 

B5           Above a visual acuity of better than 6/24. – Upper limit of 6/18.    

UK BBS classification v International classification in competition

For players who have a valid international classification, this classification will take precedence over any UK BBS classification, even in domestic competitions. Only players who have competed internationally as part of the GB Team will have this type of classification, and players must have a valid date on their international classification ID card for this to happen.

For clarification this means that if a player is classified as “B3” by the UK BBS system, but classified as a “B2” internationally they can play as a B2 in UK competitions.

Any questions please get in touch,
Claire McCulloch
Disability Competitions Co-ordinator

D: +442084877124
M: +447957959057

 

Archery Outdoor Championships

National Archery Outdoor Championships

British Blind Sport and The Worshipful Company of Bowyers National Archery Outdoor Championships

Lilleshall National Sports Centre, Sunday 15th September 2019

Entry forms will automatically be sent to current BBS archery members, if you are not a BBS member but wish to enter please contact the Tournament Secretary

Entry forms for non-residential competitors will be accepted up until 15th August 2019.

Email forms to: tournament-org@BBSArchery.org.uk
 and copy to: tournament-sec@BBSArchery.org.uk

Tournament Organiser: 07766 744073    Tournament Secretary: 01792 812212

ACCOMMODATION FEES

Accommodation is charged at £40.00 per person per day (BBS members only concessionary).

Payment method by Bank Transfer to:
Sort code: 40-27-06   Account No. 72417111 – Use 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.

COMPETITION INFORMATION

Championship Round – WA VI 1440 – UK Record Status
Shot under AGB Rule 310 – Dress Regulation Rule 307 applies

Total of 12 dozen arrows at 30 meters using 10 zone scoring.
Session 1: 3 dozen on a 60cm face & 3 dozen on an 80cm face shot in ends of six in 4 minutes
Session 2: 3 dozen on an 80cm face & 3 dozen on a 122cm face shot in ends of six in 4 minutes
There will be a minimum of two ends of practice prior to the start.
This round qualifies for UK (AGB) and BBS-AS Records.

Awards will be given in Shooting Categories: VI, VI-2/3 and VI Open.

All archers will shoot in the Shooting Categories as defined in the “BBS-AS Shooting Category Definition Document”.
https://www.bbsarchery.org.uk/docs.php#ShootingCatDefs

On the entry form you will be asked for your acuity sight classification and sighting method and placed in one of the four shooting categories by the Tournament Organiser. You are required to be compliant with all aspects of the relevant category including equipment and the wearing of blackouts as required.

Record Status tournaments are liable for drug testing so if selected for testing you must comply, a refusal will be treated as a positive result.

Valid BBS and Archery GB membership cards will be required at registration. A CVI form may also be required. The 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!

Archers and spotters

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.

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.”

SMOKING POLICIES

Please note Lilleshall’s smoking policy which must be followed:
Lilleshall’s smoking policy states no smoking on the sports pitches. Therefore the smoking area is restricted to the access road (road side of the fence).

This rule also applies to those using electronic cigarettes.

COMMUNICAtion

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-AS Secretary (secretary@BBSArchery.org.uk) as soon as possible stating that you have entered the Championships to ensure that you receive target lists etc.

LILLESHALL INFORMATION

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 from 13.30 on Friday and from 12.30 on Saturday and Sunday
If you are leaving on Sunday you must return your room keys by 12.30 Sunday afternoon.
If you are leaving on Monday you must return your room keys by 09.30 Monday morning.

MEAL TIMES

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 and Sunday.

Any pre-ordered packed lunches will be brought down to the Shooting Range.

Light refreshments will be available at the END of the tournament sessions.

Link to BBS archery section:  https://bbsarchery.org.uk/

 

Archery Outdoor Championships

National Archery Outdoor Championships
Venue:
Lilleshall National Sports Centre
Time:
TBC - TBC
Phone:
01792 812212
Date:
15th September 2019
Cost:
Call Contact to Confirm


British Blind Sport and The Worshipful Company of Bowyers National Archery Outdoor Championships

Lilleshall National Sports Centre, Sunday 15th September 2019

Entry forms will automatically be sent to current BBS archery members, if you are not a BBS member but wish to enter please contact the Tournament Secretary

Entry forms for non-residential competitors will be accepted up until 15th August 2019.

Email forms to: tournament-org@BBSArchery.org.uk
 and copy to: tournament-sec@BBSArchery.org.uk

Tournament Organiser: 07766 744073    Tournament Secretary: 01792 812212

ACCOMMODATION FEES

Accommodation is charged at £40.00 per person per day (BBS members only concessionary).

Payment method by Bank Transfer to:
Sort code: 40-27-06   Account No. 72417111 – Use 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.

COMPETITION INFORMATION

Championship Round – WA VI 1440 – UK Record Status
Shot under AGB Rule 310 – Dress Regulation Rule 307 applies

Total of 12 dozen arrows at 30 meters using 10 zone scoring.
Session 1: 3 dozen on a 60cm face & 3 dozen on an 80cm face shot in ends of six in 4 minutes
Session 2: 3 dozen on an 80cm face & 3 dozen on a 122cm face shot in ends of six in 4 minutes
There will be a minimum of two ends of practice prior to the start.
This round qualifies for UK (AGB) and BBS-AS Records.

Awards will be given in Shooting Categories: VI, VI-2/3 and VI Open.

All archers will shoot in the Shooting Categories as defined in the “BBS-AS Shooting Category Definition Document”.
https://www.bbsarchery.org.uk/docs.php#ShootingCatDefs

On the entry form you will be asked for your acuity sight classification and sighting method and placed in one of the four shooting categories by the Tournament Organiser. You are required to be compliant with all aspects of the relevant category including equipment and the wearing of blackouts as required.

Record Status tournaments are liable for drug testing so if selected for testing you must comply, a refusal will be treated as a positive result.

Valid BBS and Archery GB membership cards will be required at registration. A CVI form may also be required. The 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!

Archers and spotters

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.

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.”

SMOKING POLICIES

Please note Lilleshall’s smoking policy which must be followed:
Lilleshall’s smoking policy states no smoking on the sports pitches. Therefore the smoking area is restricted to the access road (road side of the fence).

This rule also applies to those using electronic cigarettes.

Communication

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-AS Secretary (secretary@BBSArchery.org.uk) as soon as possible stating that you have entered the Championships to ensure that you receive target lists etc.

LILLESHALL INFORMATION

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 from 13.30 on Friday and from 12.30 on Saturday and Sunday
If you are leaving on Sunday you must return your room keys by 12.30 Sunday afternoon.
If you are leaving on Monday you must return your room keys by 09.30 Monday morning.

MEAL TIMES

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 and Sunday.

Any pre-ordered packed lunches will be brought down to the Shooting Range.

Light refreshments will be available at the END of the tournament sessions.

Link to BBS archery section:  https://bbsarchery.org.uk/

 

BBS Have a go Day in York!

British Blind Sport's Have a Go day in York 11 May

British Blind Sport Announce Have a Go Day in York

original article by britishblindsport.org.uk

British Blind Sport are delighted to be bringing to York, a sport taster event specifically for people living with sight loss. British Blind Sport is the national charity that supports blind and partially sighted people to get active and play sport.

The Have a Go Day events have been run successfully across the country since 2016, supporting over 900 people with a visual impairment to get active, with those attending enjoying a range of inclusive sport and physical activities delivered by professional coaches. In addition to trying new sports, attendees will also benefit from meeting industry professionals as well as other people living with sight loss taking their first steps towards living an active lifestyle.

The charity is pleased to work in partnership with Better Leisure, Disability Sport Yorkshire and the Wilberforce Trust to deliver a fun filled day of activity that enables children and adults to have a go at a wide range of sports. This event is free of charge to attend for British Blind Sport members, and £5 to non-members (BBS membership is free for juniors under the age of 18).

The York Have a Go Day

Date: Saturday 11th May, Time: 1 pm to 6 pm
Venue: Energise Leisure Centre, YO24 3DX.
Register now
Contact: Alex Pitts Participation Officer on 01926 424247 or email alex@britishblindsport.org.uk
Registration is required prior to the event and is available on the British Blind Sport website: https://bit.ly/HaGD-YORK

The event is open to anyone living with a visual impairment who is interested in trying their hand at inclusive sport. At the event, there will be an opportunity to try archery, goalball, golf, rock climbing and tennis, with further activities still to be confirmed. Following the event, the charity supports attendees to continue to play sport regularly at local clubs and sporting facilities.

‘Found it amazing. The things I thought I couldn’t do, I actually could. Especially the cycling, for the first time in 11 years I felt the wind on my face as we moved around the track. Golf was wonderful, as was the putting. Really enjoyed the day and look forward to the next.’ – Participant, Have a Go Day Leicestershire.These events are always very popular and we would encourage everyone, no matter their previous experience in sport, to come along. Feedback we have received from those who have attended in the previously includes:

‘I had lots of fun. I was nervous at first but I was made to feel welcome and everyone was friendly and helpful. I am hoping to take up one or two of the sports I tried today more regularly.’ – Participant, Have a Go Day Bristol.

‘I liked trying sports that were especially for visually impaired people. We might have a go at junior parkrun now’ – Participant, Have a Go Day Cambridge.

British Blind Sport are always grateful of the support of volunteers to help out at these events. If you can spare some time to help the attendees to enjoy the day fully, please get in touch.

Download the PDF event poster here: blindsport.uk/HAGDYork

Download the plain text Word document poster here:  blindsport.uk/HAGDYorkWord

 

 

Have a go Day in York 11 May

British Blind Sport's Have a Go day in York 11 May
Venue:
Energise Leisure Centre, YO24 3DX.
Time:
1.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Phone:
01926 424247
Date:
11th May 2019
Cost:
Free for British Blind Sport members, and £5 to non-members


British Blind Sport Announce Have a Go Day in York

original article by britishblindsport.org.uk

British Blind Sport are delighted to be bringing to York, a sport taster event specifically for people living with sight loss. British Blind Sport is the national charity that supports blind and partially sighted people to get active and play sport.

The Have a Go Day events have been run successfully across the country since 2016, supporting over 900 people with a visual impairment to get active, with those attending enjoying a range of inclusive sport and physical activities delivered by professional coaches. In addition to trying new sports, attendees will also benefit from meeting industry professionals as well as other people living with sight loss taking their first steps towards living an active lifestyle.

The charity is pleased to work in partnership with Better Leisure, Disability Sport Yorkshire and the Wilberforce Trust to deliver a fun filled day of activity that enables children and adults to have a go at a wide range of sports.

The York Have a Go Day

Date: Saturday 11th May, Time: 1 pm to 6 pm
Venue: Energise Leisure Centre, YO24 3DX
Cost: This event is free of charge to attend for British Blind Sport members, and £5 to non-members (BBS membership is free for juniors under the age of 18).

Registration is required prior to the event Register now 

Contact: Alex Pitts Participation Officer on 01926 424247 or email alex@britishblindsport.org.uk

The event is open to anyone living with a visual impairment who is interested in trying their hand at inclusive sport. At the event, there will be an opportunity to try archery, goalball, golf, rock climbing and tennis, with further activities still to be confirmed. Following the event, the charity supports attendees to continue to play sport regularly at local clubs and sporting facilities.

‘Found it amazing. The things I thought I couldn’t do, I actually could. Especially the cycling, for the first time in 11 years I felt the wind on my face as we moved around the track. Golf was wonderful, as was the putting. Really enjoyed the day and look forward to the next.’ – Participant, Have a Go Day Leicestershire.These events are always very popular and we would encourage everyone, no matter their previous experience in sport, to come along. Feedback we have received from those who have attended in the previously includes:

‘I had lots of fun. I was nervous at first but I was made to feel welcome and everyone was friendly and helpful. I am hoping to take up one or two of the sports I tried today more regularly.’ – Participant, Have a Go Day Bristol.

‘I liked trying sports that were especially for visually impaired people. We might have a go at junior parkrun now’ – Participant, Have a Go Day Cambridge.

British Blind Sport are always grateful of the support of volunteers to help out at these events. If you can spare some time to help the attendees to enjoy the day fully, please get in touch.

Download the PDF event poster here: blindsport.uk/HAGDYork

Download the plain text Word document poster here:  blindsport.uk/HAGDYorkWord