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These sport rules are modified from the BIS competition rules to suit the 

population and goals of Texas Regional Games

Please note: The 2023 Texas Regional Games are not a qualifying event for the 

USA Boccia Nationals or other Paralympic sanctioned events


Boccia Competition

Texas Regional Games Packet Pickup and Check-in

Thurs: 11-2 PM, Fri. 5-9 PM (All athletes must come through the TRG check-in and packet pickup)

Sunday, May 7: Boccia Competition & Awards @ Morgans Wonderland Event Center (Gymnasium)

9:00AM –  3:00 PM


Boccia Venue

Morgan’s Wonderland  Event Center

5223 David Edwards Dr. 

San Antonio, Texas 78233


Disability/Classification Divisions

  • OPEN division:  Athletes with no permanent physical disability or eligible diagnosis, those with lower limb impairment, or those with minimal arm impairment (these athletes will still compete in a seated position).

  • BC5-Throwers: Athletes who have physical arm impairments but can physically release the Boccia ball by throwing.

  • BC3-Ramp: Athletes with severe arm impairment who need to utilize a ramp to propel the ball. 

  • Pending the number of registrations, divisions could change.



  • Boccia tournament balls and a limited number of ramps will be available to check out if you do not own a personal set. 



  1. The Boccia sport rules are modified from the Boccia International Sports Federation rules and regulations. 

  2. This is an individual only competition, no pairs. 

  3. Before the match, flip a coin. The winner chooses either red or blue-colored balls to play with, and the loser gets the remaining choice. 

  4. Start of the game: The red team will throw the white target ball (jack) onto the court. 

  5. The red team will follow their throw with a red-colored ball trying to get as close to the white target ball as possible.

  6. Then the blue team will throw one or more balls to try and get closest to the white target ball. When a blue ball is closest to the jack, it is then the red team’s turn to throw. (Similar to golf, team furthest away from the target point throws.)   

  7. After all balls have been played in this rotation stated in rule 6, the score is determined based on the number of consecutive colored balls closest to the white target ball. 

  8. End 2 starts with the blue team throwing the target ball onto the court. Same rotation of turn is played as stated in rule 6. 

  9. There are 4 ends to a match. 

  10. Total all points from all 4 ends and the highest scoring points WINS! 

  • Male and Female are combined and will compete together

  • Athletes must wear tennis shoes. No dress shoes or flip-flops are permitted.

  • Appropriate language is expected at all times. Athletes must respect the judges and competition as well as fellow competitors. Any athlete using profane language will be asked to leave the competition.



  • Medals will be given to the top three athletes in each division, provided there are at least four athletes competing in that division. 

  • Male and Female athletes will be combined in this competition

  • Medal ceremonies will be conducted at the Boccia venue immediately after the completion of the competition


COVID Health and Safety Procedures Specific to Boccia

Please see the overall Health & Safety Guidelines for screening protocols to enter each venue and required behavior while at all TRG venues. 

  1. Boccia events will follow all COVID safety procedures as outlined in the overall Health and Safety Guidelines document, with the addition or exception of the below procedures.

  2. All coaches, officials, staff, volunteers, and spectators are recommended to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth fully at all times and social distance at least 6 feet from others who are not within the same household when within the venue.

    1. The only exception for social distancing will be if an athlete requires assistance, such as with set-up or mobility (e.g. wheelchair propulsion around the venue).

      1. The assistant will wear a mask fully covering their nose and mouth and will clean their hands with hand sanitizer just prior to assisting. 

  3. For the Boccia competition, athletes will be recommended to wear a mask at all times, including during competition.

  4. Athletes must social distance at least 6 feet from others who are not within the same household when within the venue, except as outlined above when an athlete requires assistance for set-up or mobility.

  5. Shared ramps will be wiped down between athlete use with an EPA List N cleaner.

  6. The Boccia officials and volunteers that are in contact with the boccia balls will be provided hand sanitizer to use between each ball contact made. After each match they will retrieve the balls and then wipe each ball with EPA List N cleaner before giving them back to the athlete for their next match. 

  7. Materials such as pens, clipboards, and other materials used by volunteers and officials will be cleaned with an EPA list N cleaner before and after each volunteer picks up and returns their materials, respectively.


For Boccia Information contact: Brooke Matula at 210-336-4135 or 


Additional information, registration & volunteer: 

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