2023 National Championships!

Fort Wayne, Indiana

August 2-6, 2023


The Nationals Planning Committee has come up with a new and exciting format for the 2023 tournament!  This new format will facilitate more individual games for everyone, as well as provide more competitive games, especially as the competition draws to a close.
To begin, National’s will be very similar to the last several years. Based on the number of players in a class, they will be put into a pool, or multiple pools, and play round robin.  There will not be multiple divisions in each class as some of you may have heard.
The difference for this year, will be at the end of the competition.  Traditionally, only the players that finished at the top of their pool moved on to the knockout bracket to play for the top spots. However this year players that finish lower in their pool, will also get an opportunity to compete in a bracket as well. For example, let’s say there are 8 players in a class. In the past, only the top 4 finishers would play in an elimination bracket, while the  bottom 4 would be done. This year, those bottom 4 finishers will get to play for 5-8, making for more games, and more competitive games!!!  Again, that is only an example, exactly how each class will end up being formatted will be dependent upon the number of entries in that class, but every position will be played out.
Once individual play finishes up for a class, we will move to team/pair. The extent of the team/pair competition will be dependent upon the numbers of players we have in each class and time left in the event
By playing individuals first this will also give players that are not on a pair/team when they get to National’s, the ability to sign up to play on one.


USA Boccia Nationals 2023 Sponsor List

  • Turnstone Paralympic Training Center

  • Visit Fort Wayne

  • Handilife Boccia Equipment

  • EDP Renewables North America

  • Strahm Building Solutions

  • Purdue University Fort Wayne

  • Benchmark Human Services

  • Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC


  • USA BOCCIA WAIVER.7.22.2021.v3.Statement
  • Player Rankings Link
  • Team/Pairs CompetitionPlayers can find teammates to participate in the team/pairs competition. A list of Team/Pairs and athletes will be looking for teammates.  If you have a change in your team/pair or are creating a team, you must ask for a Team/Pair form in the call room. The deadline to submit your team/pair to the call room will be Friday, August 4th, at 12:00 pm. Team/Pair will begin later on Saturday and finish around 1:00 pm on Sunday (tentative).


Dates:: August 2-6, 2023

Registration: Click Here (now closed)

Individual Tournament Only:  $375

Both Individual and Pairs/ Teams $400

Coach, Assistant Coach, Ramp Operators or Sports Assistant: $100





National Waiver: LINK

Local Scheduling Shift Sign Up: LINK



Turnstone (Plassman Athletic Center)

3320 N Clinton St, Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Tournament Schedule: 

Travel Recommendations:

Arrival Plan: No later than Wednesday afternoon.  Referee Courses and/or Classification Panels will begin Wednesday Morning

Departures: Plan on leaving no earlier than after 4:00 pm on Sunday, August 6



Wednesday, August 2: Location: Turnstone

  • Referee Course – full day    9:00am-6:00pm
  • Elite Player Training            9:00am-5:00pm
  • Registrant Check-in            10:00am-6:00pm
  • Registrant T-Shirt Pickup    10:00am-6:00pm
  • Classifier Panel:                   10:00am-2:00pm
  • Equipment Checks:              1:00pm-6:00pm
  • Outreach Clinics:                  6:00pm-8:00pm


Thursday, August 3: Location: Turnstone

  • Competition Begins

Friday, August 4: Location: Turnstone

  • Competition

Saturday, August 5: Location: Turnstone

  • Individual Competition
  • Awards Ceremonies (Individual)
  • Pairs & Team Competition Begins
  • Annual Membership Assembly: After last Saturday game at Turnstone


Sunday, August 6: Location: Turnstone

  • Pairs & Team Competition
  • Awards Ceremonies (Pairs & Team)


Equipment: BALLS (Licensed)

USA Boccia will NOT require the new Stamped Balls for the USA Boccia 2023 National Championships.

For the USA Boccia 2023 Nationals, either stamped or unstamped balls may be used as long as they pass the normal ball check procedures: weight, roll, and circumference tests.


Athletes focused on International Level Competition need to check with their coach about their Ball Requirements.



A limited ADA Transportation from the Airport to the Hotel(s): will be available for $50 each way from the tournament.

Otherwise, please coordinate your own.



We always need many volunteers!


Interested in volunteering at USA Boccia Nationals?

We have developed a form that will allow us to match your interests/skills with our volunteer needs. Please click on the link below, complete the questions, and submit your response. You will be contacted with more information about your volunteer experience as we get closer to our competition date. Thank you for your interest in being a volunteer at USA Boccia Nationals.


Volunteer Waiver: LINK


For Nationals Questions Please Contact one of the Below:  

  • Volunteers: Melanie Yules = myules125@gmail.com
  • Officials: Cathy Drobny = cathy.drobny@gmail.com
  • Competition Structure: Nick Taylor = nickryantaylor@yahoo.com
  • Registration: Eric Pfeifer =  eric.pfeifer@usaboccia.org
  • General: Eric Pfeifer =  eric.pfeifer@usaboccia.org


Refund Policy:

  1. A 85% refund (of registration fee only) prior to July 1.
  2. There will be NO refunds after July 2.
  3. All of our event expenses have already been incurred and contracted for including:
    • Venue Rental, Floor Rental, Officials, Travel Arrangements, Hotel Rooms, Contracted Meals, Event Equipment, Participant T-shirts, and much more.

If a verifiable medical situation occurs, at the discretion of the Tournament, a pro-rated refund of the registration fee MAY occur up to 50% upon a written petition to the National Office.



Host Hotels:

  1. All of these hotels will require your own personal transportation between the hotel and venue.  They are approximately 10 minutes away from the competition venue. The tournament will provide transportation between these Hotels and the Competition venues for a fee of $50.00.


ALL ADA rooms has been reserved and assigned by the tournament.  If you MUST have an ADA room, email: eric.pfeifer@usaboccia.org.

Otherwise, contact the hotel directly and mention: USA Boccia Room Block.


  1. Headquarters Hotel: 
  2. Hilton Garden Inn Fort Wayne North: $139
  3. 10650 Diebold Road Fort Wayne, IN 46845
  4. astidam@blueflamehospitality.com
  5. (260) 399-6000


  1. Home2 Suites By Hilton Fort Wayne North: $139
  2. 10650 Diebold Road Fort Wayne, IN 46845
  3. astidam@blueflamehospitality.com
  4. (260) 399-6000


Secondary Hotels: 

Hampton Inn Ft. Wayne/Dupont Road: $125

3520 E Dupont Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

(260) 399-6000


Comfort Suites North: $119

3302 E. Dupont Rd.

Fort Wayne, IN 46825-2408

(260) 480-7090



Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Wayne: $129

6021 Lima Road Fort Wayne, IN 46818

(260) 399-6000



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