Profile 37

Partial sight

Profile Group: G7

Functional Description: Partial sight.

Medical Description: Partial sight. Visual Acuity above 2/60 up to a visual activity of 6/60 (B2-B3).

Please note that during the early stages of development WDBS will provide competition inclusive of B4-B5 classified players alongside the B2-B3 criteria. However, it may be necessary to reflect the distinction between these classifications in future events in order to align group 7 with the usual definition under profile 37 of the classification system. Participants also need to be aware that should they enter external competitions either endorsed or nominated by WDBS they will have to match criteria set by those governing that event.

  • Sight tests should be re-tested every 1–3 years.
  • Should be independent with activities of daily living (ADL).
  • Players must be classified by British Blind Sport (BBS).
  • Download the Sight Classification form at the BBS website.

The cost of classification is £20.00 for a member of British Blind Sport. Following receipt of your classification result WDBS will discount the membership cost from your first event. Should you be charged by your optician for completing your form, upon proof of costs WDBS will also offer up to a maximum of two free event entries.

Points Start

At WDBS tournaments, players are given a points start depending on their level of sight relative to their opponent, based upon their British Blind Sport classification:

Your BBS Classification
B1 B2 B3 B4 B5
B1 0 7 14 21 28
B2 -7 0 7 14 21
B3 -14 -7 0 7 14
B4 -21 -14 -7 0 7
B5 -28 -21 -14 -7 0
Medical diagnoses (example):

Retinosa pigmentosa.


Inclusion Spectrum – modified, parallel, disability sport, separate.
For more information on specific sports pathways please contact British Blind Sport.