The Joy of Bocce Weekly
In This Issue: Vol. XI, Issue 23 - July 23, 2012 
•   Notes from the publisher
•   Bocce product of the week
•   Bocce news and readers' feedback...
•   Photos of the week
•   Tournament update
Notes from the publisher
The weekly Ezine for bocce aficionados everywhere
Volume 11, Issue #23 - July 23, 2012
Publisher: Mario Pagnoni Copyright 2012
76 Emsley Terrace, Methuen, MA 01844
http://www.joyofbocce.com (vm 800-211-1202 ext 4949)

Bocce Gang,

We're running a lot of corporate outings lately. We run them locally, in Boston, Connecticut, even Florida. They are always great fun and we get to introduce some new players to the game. If you are local and want to host a corporate outing in the North End of Boston (or elsewhere) we can accommodate you. We're right smack in the middle of the bocce corporate outing season!

Stay close and always be up front,
Mario Pagnoni (The Bocce Guy)

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Bocce news and readers' feedback...
{Publisher's comments in brackets}

Groundbreaking at the Sons of Italy Lodge

Great news - they've broken ground for our new Sons of Italy Lodge in Methuen, Massachusetts that will house our new polyurethane bocce courts. The building should be ready by November. I can hardly wait. As Kahlil Gibran would say "...my eagerness with sails full set awaits the wind."

Check the photo of the hardhats with shovels.

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Special Olympics Officials Needed

Andrew MacLeay, Sports Manager for Special Olympics Massachusetts is looking for officials for August 11 and 12 , 2012 at Nonotuck Park in Easthampton, Mass. If you can help contact Andrew at Andrew.MacLeay@SpecialOlympicsMA.org .

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James Brossman sends news of Bocce and Corn Hole events...

http://www.joyofbocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/Bocce.pdf

http://www.joyofbocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/Corn.pdf

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Palazzo di Bocce news...

http://app.streamsend.com/private/4i5M/9KU/8zuKib5/browse/16660311

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Ranieri, Marchese, Mangan Bocce Tournament

Saturday, July 28, 2012. 9:00am.. Sacramone Park Everett, Ma

Please join us for this great event. There a only a few openings, & trophies will be awarded to winners. Coffee, donuts, pizza,& soda etc will be served during the day, and participation is free. Please call or text MIKE MANGAN at 617-877-0136 if you want to play.

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This from Wayne Farinacci, Tournament Director of

The Marshall Superstore Cleveland International Challenge Cup of Bocce

"Bocce Lovers,

This year there are several new additions to the Marshall Superstore Cleveland International Challenge Cup of Bocce tournament. The City of Mayfield Heights and Club Molisani have partnered to complete a Bocce Court Renovation Project. The City purchased over 11 tons of Har Tru and Club Molisani provided the manpower to completely renovate our eight bocce courts. The courts have been playing extremely well as the surface has become hard and fast. We couldn't be happier with the outcome. All the backboards and hardware have been replaced also, essentially creating eight new and fast courts. Many thanks to Mayor Greg Costabile and Service Director Andy Fornaro for their effort on this project.

This year the Marshall Superstore Cleveland International Challenge Cup of Bocce is also proud to become the largest bocce tournament in the United States using USBF Bocce Rules. Gabe Quattrocchi, Vice President of the USBF Eastern Sector, informed Club Molisani of this honor. So if you are excited about playing bocce according to the preferred direction of the major bocce aficionados in the country, you won't want to miss this opportunity.

Club Molisani will also sponsor a Wine & Cheese Welcome Party for all out of state bocce teams. Once you register, you will receive additional information about this by-invitation-only event.

Club Molisani is looking forward to your participation in the Marshall Superstore Cleveland International Challenge Cup of Bocce this year. Please print and help distribute the attached forms. The Mayfield Holiday Inn is once again the host hotel and restaurant (Alfredo's at the Inn) for this year’s tournament. You can print the Program Ad form if you are interested in advertising in our tournament program. Please get your application mailed ASAP. "

Click for application:
http://www.JoyofBocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/zpfile000.pdf

Click for hotel accommodations:
http://www.JoyofBocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/zpfile001.pdf

August 10 – 12, 2012 – Ohio – Mayfield Heights. CLUB MOLISANI, 6th Annual MARSHALL SUPERSTORE CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE CUP OF BOCCE. Eight totally renovated bocce courts have been upgraded with Har Tru covering and new backboards. This is the largest bocce tournament in the United States using USBF rules. Club Molisani is sponsoring a by-invitation-only Wine & Cheese Welcome Party for all out of state teams. Entry fee is $175 for Open Division and $150 for Women’s Division. Four person teams with one substitute. Both Open Division and Women’s Division are double elimination. Trophies awarded to Champion and second place finishers. Tournament t-shirts will be given to all participants. August 1st is the deadline for applications. Download forms at www.clubmolisani.com or contact Wayne Farinacci, Tournament Director at mrnach23@sbcglobal.net or 216-509-4353.

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Anita Restaino asks about scoring for bocce...

"I am the President of The Italian American Ladies Bocce Club in Walpole, MA. I met you there a few years ago when we had our Sons of Italy Tournament and I also have bought your book.

I felt the need to contact you in regard to scorekeeping. I have looked everywhere to find out how to do scoring for league's via the point system. Your book does not have this and I've looked online to no avail. I had someone doing scoring for me and just recently took it over. I'm doing it, but would feel better if I could find it written somewhere for back-up.

Would appreciate anything you could do or say concerning this matter. I so love the game and have gotten others to play as well.

Hope to hear from you."

(Some leagues keep a record of wins and losses, others keep wins losses and points scored. The total points scored can be used as a tie-breaker in case two teams both have 12 wins and 8 losses and one team scored 150 points and the other scored 146 points. That would break the tie. Other leagues use the total points to pay the players a sum of money as an added incentive.

Let's see if any reader sends us some ideas via email.}

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Frank Tomanelli of Tacoma, Washington sends this...

August 25, 2012 - Puyallup, Washington. 2 person teams. Christopher Columbus Society of Tacoma. Contact Frank Tomanelli @ 253-381-5271 or bocce4you@comcast.net .

http://www.JoyofBocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/BocceTournament.pdf

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21st Annual Women's Open Bocce Tourney

South San Francisco, CA - August 11, 2012

4-player teams - contact Rose Viscuso @ 650-349-7732 or Pauline Viarengo @ 650-341-3756.

http://www.JoyofBocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/womensboccetourn2012.doc

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USBF NEWS

NOW YOU CAN REGISTER OR RENEW ON LINE AT THE USBF's UPDATED WEBSITE

We should all be card carrying members. Every club should be affiliated. For the sport to gain the attention it needs we need to boast of many thousands of members. Download a USBF Membership Application here:

http://www.joyofbocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/USBF_membership_pdf.pdf . or

REGISTER/RENEW ON LINE AT http://www.Bocce.com }

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Chilliwack, British Columbia - no carpet - no problem...

http://www.joyofbocce.com/Chilli.ivnu

Perfetta Club Pro set of 4 red, 4 green, pallino, carry bag...

Photos of the week
This week's photos were taken by local bocce aficionado Joe Quartarone of http://www.BayColonyWineCellars.com. They show off photos from the 2012 Nevins Library in Methuen, Massachusetts. The annual event draws elementary and middle school kids. It's one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the library's summer offerings. Enjoy the pics!

Click for this week's photos...

Bocce product of the week
THE BOCCE CADDY

Bocce aficionado Michael Delucchi has brought a great new product to market. The Bocce Caddy can help those of us with bad backs to effortlessly pick up bocce balls. Lightweight yet durable, it can pick up two bocce balls at once.

Click the photo to learn more...

Check out photos and my evaluation of the Bocce Caddy...

Tournament update
{chronological order}

WHY ISN'T YOUR TOURNEY LISTED HERE?

SEND INFO - WE'LL POST - NO CHARGE - SEND ME A PDF

Please - anyone running a tournament - do me a favor - put a notice near your tourney bracket board informing players that they can go to http://www.joyofbocce.com and "opt in" for my FREE Ezine on bocce. Click the logo to the right to opt in if you do not already receive this ezine every Monday.

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Please consider designating someone as "official event photographer" and directing that person to send snapshots for us to reproduce as photos of the week. Our readers love seeing bocce action from around the continent.

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July 28, 2012 - California - Penn Valley. OPEN - 4 PLAYERS. Contact Bill Knuedeler @ 530-913-5179. Http://www.JoyofBocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/Nevada2.pdf

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August 4, 2012 - {9:00 AM Start} Vermont - Burlington. Mixed Doubles Tourney (August 5 rain date). Depending on number of entrants, the tournament will either be double elimination or round robin. Contact Zander Ponzo @ zponzo@uvm.edu .

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August 4, 2012 - California - Marin - San Rafael. OPEN 2 WOMEN PLAYERS. Contact Diane Pelligrini @ 415-485-5583.

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August 10 – 12, 2012 – Ohio – Mayfield Heights. CLUB MOLISANI, 6th Annual MARSHALL SUPERSTORE CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE CUP OF BOCCE. Eight totally renovated bocce courts have been upgraded with Har Tru covering and new backboards. This is the largest bocce tournament in the United States using USBF rules. Club Molisani is sponsoring a by-invitation-only Wine & Cheese Welcome Party for all out of state teams. Entry fee is $175 for Open Division and $150 for Women’s Division. Four person teams with one substitute. Both Open Division and Women’s Division are double elimination. Trophies awarded to Champion and second place finishers. Tournament t-shirts will be given to all participants. August 1st is the deadline for applications. Download forms at http://www.clubmolisani.com or contact Wayne Farinacci, Tournament Director at mrnach23@sbcglobal.net or 216-509-4353.

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August 11, 2012 - California - IACC South City. OPEN 4 WOMEN PLAYERS. Contact Rose Viscuso @ 650-349-7732.
http://www.JoyofBocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/womensboccetourn2012.doc

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August 11 & 12, 2012 - {9:00 AM Start} Vermont - Burlington. Vermont Senior Games. Singles on Saturday, Doubles on Sunday. Contact Zander Ponzo @ zponzo@uvm.edu .

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August 18, 2012 - California - Campo Los Gatos. RAFFA 3 PLAYERS. Los Gatos Bocce Club. Contact John Ross @ 408-354-0625.

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August 24 - 26, 2012 - Ohio - Wickliffe. WICKLIFFE ITALIAN-AMERICAN CLUB. 29th Annual CLEVELAND CHALLENGE CUP OF BOCCE sponsored by PAT O'BRIEN CHEVROLET. $5,500 first prize, $16,000 in total prize money – GUARANTEED. $175 per team entry. Trophy’s and medals for Champion and second place finishers and tournament t-shirts for ALL participants. This year we have added a Second Chance “Losers” Tournament. Visit our website for details. We are also hosting a Women’s Tournament – DOUBLE ELIMINATION – $100 per team entry – all money paid out in top three prizes – Tournament Format: Four person teams (plus one sub) Contact Gino Latessa (glatessa@marcs.com) @ 216-789-6393 for more info. Applications and info online @ http://www.wickliffeianda.com .

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August 25, 2012 - California - East Portal Sac. - OPEN 4 PLAYERS. Contact Bob Martinez @ 916-717-1947.

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August 25, 2012 - Puyallup, Washington. 2 person teams. Christopher Columbus Socity of Tacoma. Contact Frank Tomanelli @ 253-381-5271 or bocce4you@comcast.net .

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September 8, 2012 - {9:00 AM Start} Vermont - Burlington. 9/9 rain date. Ladder Tournament's Championship Tourney. Players in positions 2 - 5 will have a double elimination tournament to determine who will play the season champion in the tournament final. A player, including the season champion. will be eliminated from the tournament after two losses. Contact Zander Ponzo @ zponzo@uvm.edu .

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September 15, 2012 - California - PIASC San Mateo. OPEN 3 MEN 1 WOMAN PLAYER. Contact Mario Conti @ 650-589-7179.

http://www.joyofbocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/PIASCAUTUMNBOCCE.doc

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September 15 & 16, 2012 - Nevada/California - Penn Valley - OPEN 4 PLAYERS. Nevada County Bocce Club. Contact Bill Knuedeler @ 530-913-5179.

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September 22, 2012 - California IACC South City. RAFFA 3 PLAYERS - Contact Ale Bettucchi @ 650-697-7702.

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September 29, 2012 - California - IAC Stockton. RAFFA 1 MAN 1 WOMAN PLAYER. Contact Bob Kennedy @ 209-570-7500.

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September 29 & 30, 2012 - {9:00 AM Start} Vermont - Burlington. Burlington Bocce Championship. Singles on Saturday, Doubles on Sunday. October 6 & 7 rain dates). Depending on number of entrants, the tournament will either be double elimination or round robin. Contact Zander Ponzo @ zponzo@uvm.edu .

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September 30, 2012 - California - Coppola Winery. OPEN - 4 PLAYERS. Contact Diane Pelligrini @ 415-485-5583.

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October 6, 2012 - California - IACC South City. VOLO - 2 PLAYERS. Contact Ale Bettucchi @ 650-697-7702.

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October 13, 2012 - California - IBS Sutter Creek. OPEN 3 MEN 1 WOMAN PLAYER. Contact Rick Wagstaff @ 209-296-6151.

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October 13, 2012 - {9:00 AM Start} Vermont - Burlington. This tournament is open to anyone who has placed first in a singles or doubles championship on BBC's courts during the 2012 season. October 14 rain date. Contact Zander Ponzo @ zponzo@uvm.edu .

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October 20, 2012 - california - IAC Stockton - OPEN 2 MEN 2 WOMEN PLAYERS. Contact Albert Leonardi @ 209-951-6787.

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October 27, 2012 - California - Marin San Rafeal - OPEN 4 PLAYERS. Contact Diane Pelligrini @ 415-485-5583.

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November 3, 2012 - California - Campo of Los Gatos - RAFFA 2 PLAYERS. Contact Ben Musolf @ 408-857-0074.

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November 10, 2012 - California - Waterloo - Stockton. OPEN 4 PLAYERS. Contact David Canclini @ 209-957-3314.

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November 24, 2012 - Penn Valley - OPEN 4 PLAYERS. Contact Bill Knuedeler @ 530-913-5179.

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December 1, 2012 - California - IAC Stockton - OPEN 2 MEN 2 WOMEN PLAYERS. Contact Ron Jacobs @ 209-957-1223.

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