BISFed European Regional Boccia Open Competition – Barcelona

Stephen McGuire, double gold medallist and world individual champion, started a successful campaign for the Road to Tokyo by winning gold in both BC4 Individual and Pairs category at the BISFed European Regional Open Competition. It was a successful competition all round for the Scottish players, with brothers Jamie and Scott McCowan and Patrick Wilson competing in the BC3 competition, where Jamie won gold and Scott won bronze for Scott in the Individual category. The last throw of a ball denied Patrick a bronze and left him in fourth place.

The competition took place in San Cugat, Barcelona, from Tuesday 11 April to Saturday 15 April 2017. Paralympians Patrick, from Edinburgh, Jamie and Scott from Dundonald and Stephen, from Hamilton, competed against players from Ukraine, Slovenia, Spain, Italy, Russia, France and Greece in the first competition of the cycle.

Results were:

  • Stephen McGuire, BC4 Individual Gold
  • Stephen McGuire, BC4 Pair Gold
  • Jamie McCowan, BC3 Individual Gold
  • Scott McCowan, BC3 Individual Bronze
  • BC3 Pair (Jamie McCowan, Scott McCowan, Patrick Wilson) – 4th place

SDS would like to congratulate all players on a tremendous effort, and Boccia UK Performance Coach Claire Morrison, as well as Dundonian Darren Thomson who was selected to officiate as an International Technical Official in the competition.

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