Claire Taggart is through to the knockouts of the women's BC2 ©Getty Images

Portugal's Cristina Gonçalves and Britain's Claire Taggart are through undefeated in the women's BC2 category following the second day of competition at the World Boccia Europe Regional Championships in Seville.

Gonçalves thrashed Norwegian Nina Arvesen 19-0 and defeated Russian Diana Tsyplina 5-2 to win Pool B, while Taggart defeated Greek player Dionsya Tsakiri 6-1 and Slovakia's Kristina Kudlacova 8-0 in Pool A.

A tight Pool C saw all three players win once, but The Netherlands' Judith Bulthuis' 6-0 defeat of Hungarian Nagy Vivien saw her progress to the knockout stages.

In the men's equivalent, Russia's Dmitry Kozmin responded from a defeat yesterday to progress with a 6-0 defeat of Britain's Will Hipwell - being one of seven pool winners to make it through.

Only three players remain undefeated - first Belgium's Francis Rombouts who ended the stage with a 13-0 win against Croatian Luka Wagner, while Czech Republic's Frantisek Petrak defeated Croatian Marko Turkovic 3-1.

A second Czech player, Josef Zabka, is undefeated too after an extra end victory over Ratislav Kurilak of Slovakia, with the pair tied at 5-5.

In the women's BC1 category, Germany's Anne Walter defeated Orit Kelner of Israel 4-2, while Croatian Dora Basic won 10-2 against Kelner's compatriot Bat-El Brightman-Ha'Cohen.

Czech player Simona Blazkova got a win on the board by beating France's Aurelie Aubert 9-1, and Russian Olga Dolgova defeated Rita Patricio of Portugal 8-1.

Nikolas Anozov of Russia confirmed his spot in the men's BC1 knockouts by beating Martin Frkovic of Croatia 13-2, while Greek player Panagiotis Soulanis went top of Pool B with a 5-1 victory over Daniel Qvist of Denmark.

Czech Republic's world number one Adam Peška ended Pool A in the men's BC3 with three wins, ending the stage with a 7-0 victory against Slovakia's Adam Burianek, while world number two Greece's Grigorios Polychronidis won a tight contest 4-3 against British player William Arnott.

In the women's BC3, Maria Bjurstrom of Sweden topped her pool with three wins, with the last being by a score of 7-0 against Marcela Cermakova of Czech Republic.

Poland's Edyta Owczarz defeated Germany's Nancy Poser 6-1, and Sonia Heckel of France defeated Norwegian Elisabeth Wilhelmsen 13-0 to progress too.