Several new events for visually impaired sportsmen and sportswomen for 2018 have been added to the IBSA calendar
The competitions and championships cover a range of sports, and while some are officially-sanctioned IBSA competitions, others are published solely for information and dissemination purposes.
Here's a run-down on the new events added. Click on any of the names to go to the calendar entry for further information:
1 Danish Judo Open Cup and Camp, 10th-13th February 2018
Hosted by the Danish Judo Union, the cup and camp offers a competition and training camp for senior visually impaired men and women.
2 Lithuanian Open Goalball Championships 2018, 17th-18th February
Teams interested in taking part should inform the organisers no later than January 19th 2018
. The deadline for first entries is February 2nd 2018
3 BSC Prague Showdown Cup 2018, 7th-11th March
Organised by the Prague Blind Sports Club, the competition offers the chance to pick up points for the IBSA Showdown ranking table
4 2018 Youth games, 31st May - 3rd June
Hosted by the Czech Blind Sports Federation in Brno. Schools are invited to enter a team of up to 10 students (aged from 15 to 23) and 3 team member staff. The sports on the programme are athletics, swimming, goalball, showdown, bowling, blind football.
5 18th IBSA Nine-pin Bowling European Championships, 1st-8th June 2018
Organised by the Romanian Paralympic Committee and the Romanian Association of the Blind. This is an official IBSA competition.
6 Liepaja Open Showdown Tournament, 19th-22nd July 2018
Hosted by the Liepaja Blind Sports Club in cooperation with the Latvian Blind Sports Union. Entry forms must be sent by 3rd March 2018
The calendar is updated regularly as information on events reaches IBSA. If you would like to have a competition included then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
with full details.