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Each photo below begins a pictorial discussion of some element of bocce - click the photo for more info on that topic.



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ELIMINATING THE PRE-GAME COIN TOSS
Our bocce group uses a simple technique to eliminate the coin toss and pick teams for a match. Click the photo for details.

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Another wrinkle on the pre-game coin toss. Click the pic...

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BOCCE CLAMBAKE TOURNEY - COLOR CODED
We've color coded our annual bocce clambake tournament - click the brackets above to see how it works.

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CHARITY TOURNEY FUND-RAISER
Click the photo above for a detailed pictorial on how to run a charity bocce tourney fund-raiser.

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Click the image above to view photos from the 2009 Martignetti Family Charity Bocce Tournament.

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Logan's Bocce Bash

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The Bocce at the Beach fund-raiser for the Rumney Marsh Burial Ground restoration - Revere Beach, Massachusetts.

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Bocce at Revere Beach 2011. Photos by Arthur Zachai.


Good Sports in the 2013 Revere Beach Fund-Raiser!

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RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY
The Wethersfield, CT chapter of UNICO National did a great job of raising funds, installing courts in Millwoods Park, and hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Another ribbon cutting ceremony - this one at the A.J. Hendrickson Park in the Village of Valley Stream, New York.

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Ribbon Cutting in Dublin, NH - Mount Monadnock in the distance.

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DO IT YOURSELF COURT CONSTRUCTION
Are you handy with tools and heavy equipment? Click the photo to see how Carmine and Maria D'Agostino of Franklin, Massachusetts (along with a few friends) built their court. Caution - viewing the work put in by Carmine and his crew might make the task appear daunting, tempting you to opt for paying a construction crew to take on the job.

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MORE COURT CONSTRUCTION


Check out the stages of construction for Tom Diemer's beautiful 60' by 11' court in Annandale, NJ.


Freeway Lanes
State-of-the-art court installation at Freeway Lanes in Wickliffe, Ohio by DavinciBocce.com.

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PROTECTION FROM THE ELEMENTS (ESP. RAIN)
Boccemon Tom McNutt submitted photos in response to questions about protecting bocce courts from heavy rains.

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Using a bocce ladder to set up evenly matched teams. Click the photo for details.

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DOC HOLLIDAY BOCCE TOURNAMENT.

Pictured with beverage in hand, is Bill Dunn, distant cousin of John Henry "Doc" Holliday. Bill is the president of the Doc Holliday Society and owner of the Doc Holliday museum in Griffin, GA.


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National Bocce Day 2011
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The Teton Nation Adventure Guides of North Broward County, Florida
conducted its second annual "Swamp Buggy" Father-Son Bocce tournament. The tournament attracted 23 father-son teams, with many of the participants playing bocce for the first time.


Aaron and Oscar took home the gold in the Swamp Buggy Camp event!

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GETTING YOUR LEAGUE TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Finding sponsors, team shirts, getting publicity, promoting bocce.

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BOCCE AUCTION
Learn how a civic-minded bocce family offered a "Day of Bocce" for charity (including dinner for 8, a set of Perfetta balls, autographed copies of The Joy of Bocce, and bocce instruction from yours truly).

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EVOLUTION OF SETUP/BREAKDOWN COURTS
See how our temporary indoor courts (set up on Astroturf) evolved over the years.

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Iron Mountain, Michigan's breakdown courts.

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NO CARPET TO SET YOUR TEMPORARY COURT ON - NO PROBLEM

See how the folks in Chilliwack, British Columbia solved the problem.


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BOCCE FOR THE SIGHTLESS
Janet Pecorari (Natick, Mass. Sons of Italy) continues to play good bocce despite losing her eyesight as an adult. Click the photo for details.


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Taylor Farms Bocce 2012

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2007 UNITED STATES NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
held at the fabulous new Campo di Bocce Livermore.

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Maureen Albanese 14th Annual Tourney - Campo di Bocce Los Gatos.

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15th Annual Maureen Albanese Tourney Champs - The Wrecking Crew.

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LAKES REGION BOCCE
We ran a small bocce tourney at a condominium complex by Lake Winnipesaukee (NH). The players were mostly beginners, but that didn't stop them from having a ball! Follow the model and run one yourself.

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Another Lakes Region venue - photos by David Gilmore who says "The YMCA of Greater Boston operates a camp on an island on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. There on the Y's Sandy Island facility are three covered courts."

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The Cleveland International Challenge Cup of Bocce, run by Wayne Farinacci hosted 53 teams for this event.

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The Giardiniera Cup Championship, Coloma, Michigan.

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Bocce at the beach with the Elks Lodge #2606

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The New Jersey Bocce Invitational raises funds for NJ charities and Operation Shoebox which sends "care packages" to soldiers overseas.

CLICK THE BANNER ABOVE FOR NJ INVITATIONAL PHOTOS.


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We run an annual summer tourney for kids (and their parents and grandparents) on the beautiful grounds of the Nevins Memorial Library. Click to see how it works - feel free to copy the model.

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Bocce at Nevins Library 2012.

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FLOODED OUT BY A THUNDERSTORM...
but still want to get the games in? Click the photo to see a quick fix (well, maybe not that quick).

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GRASS ROOTS BOCCE
Jean Anthony and her Bocce Buddies of Bath (Maine) use volunteer help and donated materials to create highly successful, low budget indoor and outdoor bocce programs.

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NO BOYS ALLOWED LEAGUE
After taking a back seat to the local men's league, these ladies set up a highly successful women's league.

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Bocce balls and boules of old.

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Glo Boules by Playaboule. Photos by Jon Orton.

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Winter Bocce in Perrysville, PA. Photos by Bruce Lanke.

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Doubles (two-player) league played on 11 courts in Las Vegas. Photos by Michael Grasser.

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Yonkers Bocce Club Winter Open. Photos by Jeff O'Heir.

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More Yonkers Bocce

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Bocce with pre-schoolers (try this at your own risk!)

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Bocce with high school kids.

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The 2009 National Championships at Campo di Bocce of Livermore. Photos by Jeff Oheir.

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Nationals 2009 - Part 2

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The U.S. National Championship games for 2011 were held at Campo di Bocce of Los Gatos and Livermore. Photos by Joe Quartarone and your truly.

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Herrin, Illinois' bocce youth movement. Photos by Debby Bussler.

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World Championships - Chiasso, Switzerland 2003. Photos by Michael Grasser.

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Altamonte Springs (Florida) Senior Bocce League - photos courtesy of Sandy McClelland.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming Bocce. Mia Maria's (Sons of Italy Lodge #2813) annual bocce festival at Frontier Park's Indian Village.

Boston
Corporate outing in Boston's North End.

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Boston University School of Management Bocce Blast.

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Another corporate outing in Boston's North End.

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Corporate outings in Boston's North End - Fabulous!

Florida Outing
Miami Beach Corporate Outing for Pace staff held at St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort.


Second Miami Beach Corporate Outing for Pace staff held at St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort.


Great place for a Bocce Corporate Outing! Madison Hotel.

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Bocce in Fienile (Italy) - photos by EJ Fontana.

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Bocce Venues - Rimini Beach, Italy.

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Madison, NJ fundraiser benefiting the YMCA. Photos by Eric McFerran.


Photos submitted by Michael Grasser highlight two events that took place in Italy in 2005, the Pallino D'oro and the Navigare tournament.

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Pallino d'Oro 2009

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Pallino d'Oro 2010.

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Pallino d'Oro 2011


Pallino D'Oro 2013

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Ryder Cup Bocce Format - photos by George Danner

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KOOSH BALL & CANNON BALL BOCCE. Photos by Bob Gross, creator of the Bocceboard {visit Bocceboard.com}

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Every September we take advantage of the big crowds drawn by Lawrence, Massachusetts' Feast of the Three Saints to promote bocce to the locals.

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The Ruby Raffa Classic


Bocce at The Breezes Resort, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.


50th Wedding Anniversary Bocce Bash!


Bocce court photos submitted by Michael Grasser of DaVinciBocce.com. Some are courts he built or designed, others are of those he visited/played on...


Photos submitted by Jim "Soup" Tsouprakakis show bocce play at Old Orchard Beach, Maine.


The 27th Annual CLEVELAND CHALLENGE CUP OF BOCCE sponsored by Pat O'Brien Chevrolet - 2010.


Mike Grasser sends photos from the State Bocce Championships, held in Sylvan Lake, Michigan.


2011 Michigan State Championships. Photos by Michael Grasser of DaVinciBocce.com.


Richard Heisler's excellent photos document this crew's installation of polyurethane resin courts at the Italian Athletic Club in Stockton, California. Under the direction of master court builder Aurelio Colleone (pictured in the gold shirt), the crew removed the old carpeted court surface and installed the new, low maintenance, fast playing resin.


A twelve-team double elimination bocce tourney raises funds to defray Special Olympic athlete Daniel Santana's trip to Greece in 2011 where he'll represent the USA in the SO World Games.


Ralph Bagarella's "cut-throat" bocce scoreboard in Salem, NH.


Bocce on the Brooklyn, Ny bar/pub scene. Photos by Matthew Kells.


In January of 2011, the Order of Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) Prince of Piedmont Lodge #475 in Wilmington, Delaware, held it first Annual Frostbite Bocce Tournament. Photos courtesy of Lynn Iorii.


September 11, 1949 photo of the 15 Club, Oradell, NJ. Click the photo for details.


Bocce in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


A relatively new group here in Massachusetts goes by the name Amici di Bocce - click the photo to see how these bocce players and friends formed a league of their own.


Grand Lodge of Massachusetts Bocce Tourney - Men's and Women's Divisions held at the Watertown Sons of Italy Lodge.


Fourth Annual Upper Cape Bocce Festival benefiting The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands.


Interstate Ladies Tournament 2011 (Kansas City/St. Louis and Chicago (Highwood) for "Bragging Rights."


The 2004 Nationals in Stockton, California. Here Ben Tosi, a top flight volo player, takes a shot. The international volo game is a very athletic endeavor and is played with metal balls. Photos by Richard Heisler.


Bellingham Bay Bocce Tourney 2012




1st Place - Hard Knocks: Amadio Egizii, Colleen Randazzo and Tony Randazzo (Captain)

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