1st Asia Bowls for the Disabled Championship 2017


  • Siheung Lawn Bowls Club Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do, 429-450 South Korea

The Republic of Korea is hosting the 1st Asia Bowls for the Disabled Championship in October 2017. The Siheung Lawn Bowls Club will host teams from all over Asia to complete in the 6-day competition.

Want to Participate?
We are seeking to establish an Australian team to attend the tournament and contribute the growth of the sport in our region. Expression of interest for this event are being sought by Friday 30th January 2017. Please complete this form and return to DSA Sports Coordinator Kelsey Singh (kelsey@sports.org.au).

The selected team will consist of 2 males and 2 females in the B6, B7 and B8 classes. Disability Sports Australia will manage and coordinate the team.

After EOI’s have been received, the selection panel will commence preliminary team selections. Disability Sports Australia (DSA) and the DSA Lawn Bowls Committee will oversee this process. Final team selection will be confirmed following the 2017 Multibowl Nationals. All those who have expressed interest in attending will be considered for team selection, whether or not they have attended the 2017 Multibowl, however attendance at this event is strongly recommended. If you are unable to attend the 2017 Multibowl, or not selected for the state team for this event, you may still be selected for the National team to attend this event based on previous experience over the past 2 years.

Event Information
Date: Tuesday 10th - Monday 16th October 2017

Location: Siheung Lawn Bowls Club in Siheung, Gyenggi Province. It is 35 minutes from Incheon International Airport. 

Transport: Transport in Korea will be organised by the event organisers and will provide teams with airport transfers from Incheon International Airport and to the venue from accommodation on game days and training days. 

Facilities: The venue has hosted several disability lawn bowls events previously and has easy access to the greens, club rooms and accessible bathrooms. Lunch and dinner will be provided at the venue. 

Classification: Athletes will be classified on the official practice day prior to the Opening Ceremony by both international and national classifiers.

Fees
The fees for the event consist to two parts: 1. Entry Fee and 2. Travel Costs

1. Entry Fee
At present, the cost of the event will be $1,400 - $1,600 per person. This will be finalised closer to the event date. 

This cost covers: 

  • Team Coach 
  • Ground Transportation (to and from Incheon International Airport, to and from comepition venues, and for official practice day and Opening Day) 
  • Accommodation (6 days - twin share) 
  • All meals on playing days (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) 
  • Uniforms 

2. Travel Costs
Additionally, pariticpants will need to pay for flights. Estimated return flight costs to Incheon International Airport from major Australian cities are as follows (excludes insurance): 

  • Sydney - $2100 - $2700 
  • Melbourne - $2300 - $2400 
  • Brisbane - $2300 - $2500 
  • Perth - $2700 - $3800 
  • Adelaide - $2300 - $2400 
  • Darwin - $2500 - $2800 
  • Hobart - $2400 - $2500 
  • Canberra - $2300 - $2400 

Depending on the cost of flights, DSA may equalise these flights so all participants pay equal regardless of point of departure. 

Schedule and Key Dates (TBC closer to the event date)
Arrival Day: 8th October 2017
Training Day: 9th October 2017 (TBC) 
Competition: 10th - 15th October 2017
Departure: 16th October 2017

 

For more information, please contact Kelsey Singh at kelsey@sports.org.au