2020 Regional Qualifiers

Amazing action around the province in Special Olympics BC's 10 summer sports

We are excited that Special Olympics BC athletes of a wide range of ability levels from all over the province will have opportunities to compete in Regional Qualifiers this season! A significant number of Locals around the province will host these exciting competitions, and we sincerely thank all the volunteers, coaches, and supporters who put in so much time to make these important opportunities possible. Best of luck to all competitors!

In the 2020 Regional Qualifiers, athletes will give their all seeking to earn spots in the 2021 Special Olympics BC Summer Games in Surrey. Those Provincial Games will be the qualifier for the 2022 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games in Medicine Hat, Alberta, which are the national qualifier for the 2023 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Berlin, Germany.

While not all athletes will advance to Provincial Games and beyond, a wide range of athletes will have access to the empowering opportunity of competing at Regional Qualifiers in January to June 2020.

The information provided below is split into two sections. The first table refers to events that have been fully sanctioned. The second table is for events that are still awaiting sanctioning, but we have released this information so that coaches and athletes can save the date. Registration packages will be distributed once competitions are sanctioned.

Any questions can be directed to Jean Tetarenko, SOBC Sport Coordinator by email, or by phone at 250-883-2452 / 1-888-854-2276 toll-free.

2020 Special Olympics BC Regional Qualifiers Flickr here

2020 Special Olympics BC Region 2, 3, 4, & 5 Powerlifting Qualifier event video here courtesy of British Columbia Powerlifting Association. 

 

 

Confirmed Sanctioned Events
Qualifier Date Hosting Local
SOBC 10 Pin Regional Qualifier - Region 3 January 11, 2020 Surrey
SOBC 10 Pin Regional Qualifier - Region 4 & 5 January 18, 2020 North Shore
SOBC Swimming Regional Qualifier - Region 4 & 5 January 26, 2020 Vancouver
SOBC Powerlifting Regional Qualifier - Region 2, 3, 4 & 5 February 15, 2020 BCPA / SOBC (Surrey)
SOBC Rhythmic Gymnastics Regional Qualifier - Region 6 February 29, 2020 Cowichan Valley
SOBC Basketball Regional Qualifier - Region 2 March 6 - 7 Kamloops
SOBC Powerlifting Regional Qualifier - Region 8 POSTPONED Prince George
SOBC 10 Pin Regional Qualifier - Region 8 POSTPONED Dawson Creek
SOBC 10 Pin Regional Qualifier - Region 2 POSTPONED Penticton
SOBC Basketball Regional Qualifier - Region 4, 5, 7 & 8 POSTPONED North Shore
SOBC Swimming Regional Qualifier - Region 6 POSTPONED Comox Valley
SOBC Swimming Regional Qualifier - Region 3 POSTPONED Coquitlam
SOBC Basketball Regional Qualifier - Region 3 POSTPONED  Langley
SOBC Basketball Regional Qualifier - Region 6 POSTPONED   Port Alberni
SOBC Powerlifting Regional Qualifier - Region 8 POSTPONED  Prince George
SOBC Swimming Regional Qualifier - Region 2 POSTPONED  Kelowna
SOBC 10 Pin Regional Qualifier - Region 6 POSTPONED  Victoria
SOBC 10 Pin Regional Qualifier - Region 2 POSTPONED  Penticton 
SOBC Rhythmic Gymnastics Regional Qualifier - Region 3 POSTPONED  Surrey
SOBC Swimming Regional Qualifier - Region 7 & 8 POSTPONED  Prince Rupert
SOBC 10 Pin Regional Qualifier - Region 8 POSTPONED  Dawson Creek
SOBC Rhythmic Gymnastics Regional Qualifier - Region 4 & 5 POSTPONED  Vancouver
SOBC Powerlifting Regional Qualifier - Region 6 May 23, 2020 BCPA / SOBC (Victoria)
Sanctioning Pending Events
Qualifier Date Hosting Local
SOBC Rhythmic Gymnastics Regional Qualifier - Region 8 POSTPONED  Prince George
SOBC Swimming Regional Qualifier - Region 1 May 31, 2020 Cranbrook
SOBC Rhythmic Gymnastics Regional Qualifier - Region 1 & 2 May 23, 2020 Kelowna
SOBC Track & Field Regional Qualifier - Region 4 & 5  May 23, 2020 North Shore
SOBC Soccer Regional Qualifier - Region 6 May 30, 2020 Nanaimo
SOBC Soccer Regional Qualifier - Region 2, 7, & 8 May 30 - 31, 2020 Prince George 
SOBC Golf Regional Qualifier - Region 6 June 6, 2020 Oceanside
SOBC Softball Regional Qualifier - Region 2 June 6, 2020 Kamloops
SOBC Softball Regional Qualifier - Region 3, 4, & 5 June 6 - 7, 2020 Coquitlam
SOBC Bocce Regional Qualifier - Region 5 June 13, 2020 Vancouver
SOBC Golf Regional Qualifier - Region 2 June 13, 2020 Kamloops
SOBC Track & Field Regional Qualifier - Region 6 June 13, 2020 Nanaimo
SOBC Track & Field Regional Qualifier - Region 7 & 8 June 13, 2020 Smithers
SOBC Bocce Regional Qualifier - Region 1 June 13 - 14, 2020 Trail
SOBC Bocce Regional Qualifier - Region 7 & 8 June 20, 2020 Burns Lake
SOBC Golf Regional Qualifier - Region 1 June 20, 2020 Cranbrook
SOBC Soccer Regional Qualifier - Region 3  June 20 - 21, 2020 Abbotsford
SOBC Bocce Regional Qualifier - Region 6 June 20-21, 2020 Campbell River
SOBC Softball Regional Qualifier - Region 6 June 27-28, 2020 Campbell River
SOBC Bocce Regional Qualifier - Region 2 June 27 - 28, 2020 South Okanagan
SOBC Golf Regional Qualifier - Region 7 & 8 June 27 -28, 2020 Quesnel
SOBC Track & Field Regional Qualifier - Region 3 June 27 - 28, 2020 Abbotsford (Surrey)