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New South Wales Victorious again!
It was a tournament of surprises! Previous champions were knocked out in the quarter finals – setting the stage for a contest between two old rival States Victoria and NSW! The smart money was on the talented local team with the benefit of three strong shooters in their team but it was not to be – the Sydney Marconi team of Rocco Mancini, Santa Bruzzese and Silvio Bruzzese outclassed the favourites Frank Fava, Diane Penney and Nicholas Penney on time-limit 7 – 4!The 8th Australian Raffa Triples Open Championship attracted 18 teams from around Australia vying for the $3,000 in prize money!
The 44th Senior Bocce Championship and 19th Women’s Bocce Championship this year will be a winner!
The Bocce Federation of Australia is privileged to announce the arrival of Christophe Levaillant (the International Body of Bocce (FIB) Director of Research and Training) to conduct a series of Officiating/Referee courses for prospective Australian referee candidates and information sessions for those interested in upgrading their skills or for those who are keen to learn more about the International Technical Rules that govern the sport.
The three day Bocce Tournament bought together the best junior bocce players from across Australia. Twenty-seven elite Under 14, Under18 and Under 23 year’s athletes from ACT, Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia contested in a number bocce events. As well as the traditional forms of the game, the Singles and the Doubles, the juniors competed in the more spectacular Bowl Throw, Precision Throw, and the Progressive Throw competitions.
They were joined, after a one year break, by the seven strong, Chinese Junior team from the Taiyuan Shanxi Province of China.
China Bocce has an awesome reputation when it comes to winning bocce tournaments around the world! This year a Chinese team of 7 (male and female) from the No.53 Middle School of Taiyuan (Shanxi Province) is travelling to Australia to challenge some of our brightest and best players.
In their sights will be Tristan Giacometti who was the silver medallist at the 2013 Monaco ‘Denis Ravera’ International Challenge Competition! Tristan will be competing alongside his NSW team mates – experienced international player, Daniel Samsa and new-comer, Andrew Suber.
AUSTRALIAN SPORTS TECHNOLOGIES NETWORK
The ASC suggested that sports attend the Annual Conference on the 14 October 2013.The Conference is a meeting of Industry, Academia and Sports, with a view to shape the future of sport and it’s technologies.
The section that was of particular interest was the Participation session.
Speakers and Organisations
Australian Sports Commission - G.M. of Participation&Sustainable Sports
Australian Football League – National Participation Manager
Golf Australia – Director of Golf Development
Netball Australia – Commercial Operations Manager
Anthony Moore - Australian Sports Commission, said that the organised club base was in decline, while unorganised sports were on the increase.
Marne Fechner – Netball. The World Netball Cup in Australia in August 2015 16 nations will participate over 10 days.
Josh Vanderloo – Football. Says that they have worked over the past 20 years to position themselves for a “new wave of growth”. By 2016, they expect to have 1 million participants.
Cameron Wade – Golf. Dealing with a “time poor” population – cost – and shifting to “Casual” play. There are changes in clubs. 400,000 players in Australia.
Raymond Cher BFA
ANNOUNCING THE ASIA PACIFIC SPECIAL OLYMPICS GAMES
The formal ceremony to highlight upcoming Asia Pacific Special Olympics Games was hosted by Her Excellency the Honourable Ms Quentin Bryce, AC CVO, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia on the 12th October.
These games will welcome over 2500 athletes from 32 countries to the largest sporting event ever held in the southern hemisphere for athletes with intellectual disabilities.
This ceremony highlights the Games Opening Ceremony in 50 days time in Newcastle, New South Wales.
Raymond Cher the President of Bocce Australia was invited to attend the ceremony as the sport will be one of the competition sports.
ASADA LEGISLATION AND WHAT IT MEANS TO SPORTS.
Its purpose is to develop a code of conduct for national sporting organisations.
ASADA has new powers following changes to the Act in June and August 2013.
These powers only relate to anti-doping matters and the National Sporting Organisation remains the final decision maker on anti-doping violations.
Victoria Police has set up an integrity unit in February 2013. Its role is to investigate Integrity within Victorian Sport.