The competition pools for goalball have been assigned for the upcoming 2019 International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) International Qualifier to be held from 2-9 July in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA.
In addition, a robust livestream coverage plan for the goalball and judo competitions has been finalised, with Alan March Sport, Ltd., providing unprecedented coverage of this important qualifying event for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
The 27 goalball teams vying to secure their spot in next year’s Paralympic Games include 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
Czech Republic Korea
Women’s Pool X Women’s Pool Y
Great Britain Greece
Pool play will be held at both goalball venues – Turnstone Center and Indiana Tech from 2-7 July. Competition in the quarterfinal round will take place on 8 July, with the semifinals and finals being held 9 July.
The event also includes the IBSA Judo Qualifier from July 3-5 at the Grand Wayne Center, as well as the IBSA General Assembly.
Comprehensive livestream coverage
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. will provide wall-to-wall livestream coverage of all three judo mats from 3-5 July and both goalball venues throughout competition. 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.
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)