Boccia Glossary


Jack: the white target ball

Ball: one of the red or blue balls

Side: in individual boccia, a side is defined as one (1) single competitor. In team and pairs boccia, a side is defined as three (3) and two (2) members, respectively, of the team as a single unit

Court: the playing area as enclosed by the boundary. This includes the throwing boxes

Match: a competition between two sides when a specified number of ends are played

End: is one section of a match when the jack and all the balls have been played by two sides

Assistive Device: is an aid to play the game used by BC3 athletes, for example a ramp or chute

Violation: is any action assumed by an athlete, side, and substitute, sport assistant, or coach which is against the rules of the game


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