IWRF 2017 AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP WHEELCHAIR
September 3 to 10
The event is organized by the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation-IWRF
with the “National Sport Secretariat-SND” of Paraguay, Paraguayan Olympic
Committee and the sponsoring of Maximus Project (Usaid-Arcangeles Foundation).
IWRF 2017 Americas Championship involves 7 Wheelchair Rugby teams in the
Zone: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay and United States
The Championship will be development of September 2 to 10 of 2017 with the
activities scheduled as follow:
September 2 Classifiers/HO arrives
Classifications of players
September 4 Classification of players
Clinic to referees
September 5 Opening ceremony and matches
September 6-9 Matches and closing ceremony
September 10 Departure of teams, referees and classifiers
Thank you to the generous support of the Maximus Project, entry fees four South
American Nations will receive a subsidy. Fees for the event are as a follow:
- North American nations: USD 12.000 per team
Up to 12 Athletes and 6 Staff
- South American nations: USD 9.000 per team
Up to 12 Athletes and 4 Staff
Additional participants may be registered for a fee if USD 150 per person per day.
The accommodation venues are: Hotel Dazzler Asunción and Hotel Esplendor of
four stars. The hotels are located to 9 kms of International Silvio Petirrossi Airport
at 20 or 30 minutes. There is 1 kms of distance between Esplendor Hotel and Dazzler
Hotels and 15 or 20 minutes of distance from de Hotels to de Competitions and
• The accommodation is double in for all the delegations with free wi-fi.
• The hotels selected has the breakfast included and has minimum two lifts.
• Bathrooms has tub, in these cases will be supply 2 bath chairs for each
More information in these links:
Hotel Dazzler Asunción:
During the event, there will be a health care service on the stage to attend any
emergency and provide first aid. However it is delegations must attending with
health care card.
• Each team is responsible for issues related to yellow fever vaccine and
documentation for entry to the country.
COMPETITION AND TRAINING VENUES
The event will be held at the facilities of the Paraguayan Olympic Training Center. It
is located 15 minutes from the hotels, where there is a venue with regulatory
measures of IWRF for the competition. It has a warming area for the teams and
storage area for delegations' chairs.
The organizer of the event will provide the shuttle service from/to Silvio Petirrossi
Airport, Hotels and venue.
Leticia Báez Houdin
Coordinadora General- IWRF Americas Championship 2017
Móvil +595 982129896
Secretaría Nacional de Deportes
MAXIMUS Project is a develop program to promote peace, empowerment and
social inclusion of people with disabilities in South America. It´s a program
sponsoring by United States Agency for International Development-USAID and
executed by Arcangeles Foundation.
MAXIMUS Project aims to establish a sports and social network among South
American countries as a way to improve the improvement of the quality of life of
people with disabilities in the region and to consolitade sports results in the
One of the objectives of Maximus is the develop of a clasification Championship for
their teams involved. For that reason, the “Secretaria Nacional de Deportes-SND” in
Paraguay, one of the social partner for the project in the Region was postulated as
host of “IWRF 2017 Americas Championship”. This is the most important
event because for first time the Championship has 10 participant teams and will be
qualifying to “IWRF-2018 World Quadrugby Championship” in Sydney-Australia.