Earlier today, the IBSA announced that they had extended the registration date for the Seoul 2015 IBSA World Games, with the final accreditation and entry deadline now scheduled for 24:00(GMT+9) on this Friday. The IBSA has cautioned that the online registration system is closed, so all new registrations will need to use the forms provided on their website. Sports with extended registration deadlines include powerlifting, judo, goalball, 5-a-side football, chess, ten-pin bowling, swimming, showdown and athletics.
The IBSA World Games are scheduled to get underway on May 10 and last until May 17. The competition is the highest level event for athletes in several sports, including showdown and ten-pin bowling. For others, the World Games serve as an important final step on their efforts to qualify for the 2016 Summer Paralympics.
Ten-pin bowlers will be competing at the Hogye Bowling Center in Seoul, about 40 to 50 minutes from the hotel where athletes will be staying. They start competition on May 13. The Czech Republic is one of several countries sending a team to compete in the sport.
The pools for goalball, which is a 2016 Summer Paralympic qualifier, have already been announced. For the men’s competition, Pool A includes Turkey, Spain, Czech Republic, China, Germany, Egypt, South Korea, and Mexico. Pool B includes Lithuania, Iran, Algeria, Canada, Belgium, Japan, Australia, and Venezuela. On the women’s side, there are also two pools. Pool X includes China, Finland, Israel, Ukraine, Germany, Greece, and South Korea. Pool Y includes Japan, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Great Britain, Spain, and Ghana.