Schedules Released for 2019 IBSA Goalball Qualifier

14 June 2019

Schedules Released for 2019 IBSA Goalball Qualifier

(June 14, 2019) – The competition schedules for goalball have been announced for the upcoming 2019 International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) International Qualifier to be held July 2-9 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. There are 27 goalball teams vying to secure their spot in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games, including 14 men’s and 13 women’s squads. Each gender has been divided into two pools as follows:

Men’s Pool A                                                               Men’s Pool B
         Argentina                                                                      China
         Canada                                                                         Finland
         Czech Republic                                                             Korea
         Greece                                                                          Poland
         Lithuania                                                                       Spain
         Sweden                                                                        Ukraine
         Turkey                                                                          USA

Women’s Pool X                                                          Women’s Pool Y
         Australia                                                                       Canada
         China                                                                            Denmark
         Germany                                                                       Finland
         Great Britain                                                                  Greece
         Israel                                                                            Ukraine
         Korea                                                                           USA
         Spain

LINK TO MASTER GOALBALL SCHEDULE

Quarterfinal-round matches for men and women will be held at both Turnstone Center and Indiana Tech on Sunday, July 7, followed by semifinal and placement matches at both venues on Monday, July 8. The medal matches will all be held at Turnstone Center on Tuesday, July 9, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Comprehensive Livestream Coverage Planned

IBSA, along with co-hosts Turnstone Center and the United States Association of Blind Athletes, are pleased to announce a robust livestream coverage plan for the 2019 IBSA Goalball and Judo International Qualifier made possible by support from AWS Foundation.

Fans around the world will not miss a minute of action from both the goalball and judo venues as Alan March Sport, Ltd. (www.alanmarchsport.com) will provide wall-to-wall livestream coverage of all three judo mats (July 3-5) and both goalball venues (July 2-9). Commentary will also be provided for at least one judo mat and one goalball venue.

Alan March Sport, Ltd., brings a wealth of sports broadcast experience to the event in Fort Wayne. The company has covered multiple events for the International Paralympic Committee as well as the 2017 IBSA Blind Football European Championships in Berlin, Germany, which reached over one million viewers (www.youtube.com/watch?v=klCVqPaxadA).

The livestreams will be broadcast on the following platforms:

  • IBSA Goalball Facebook page
  • IBSA Judo Facebook page
  • IBSA YouTube channel
  • IBSA website
  • USABA Facebook page
  • USABA YouTube channel
  • Event website (www.ibsaforwayne2019.com)

 

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