The Joy of Bocce Weekly
In This Issue: Vol. XI, Issue 28 - September 24, 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 #28 - September 24, 2012
Publisher: Mario Pagnoni Copyright 2012
76 Emsley Terrace, Methuen, MA 01844
http://www.joyofbocce.com (vm 800-211-1202 ext 4949)

Hello again bocce fans,

Our Sons of Italy Lodge #902 facility is coming along nicely and should be open sometime in December, 2012 or early January of 2013. Check out the photo below. We're excited!

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}

Check out the progress of our new Sons of Italy Lodge #902 in Methuen, Massachusetts. Four polyurethane courts on the way.

This from Armand Buonanno...

"Next week the cultured stone in the front should be finished and they should start placing the hardy plank on the sides and back. Within the next few weeks a binder coat will be applied around the building. Of course the plumbing, heating/ac, and electric is being worked on.

We are on schedule for an occupancy permit in November. DaVinci Bocce from Michigan will be installing the courts in November and they should be done in 2-3 weeks. Once we have an occupancy permit we will file for our club liquor license with the city.

Check our Methuen Sons of Italy facebook page for updates and more pictures."

{Picture above courtesy of Dottie Crisa, recording secretary.}

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Martignetti Family Charity Bocce Tournament
Eighth Annual
Sunday, October 7, 2012
SportsZone in Derry, NH
Registration starts at 9 am
Proceeds to benefit Horizons for Homeless Children
Contact SandroMart@aol.com

{This charity raises $30,000 and more each year for another outstanding charity. This is a top shelf event run by top shelf human beings! BE THERE!}

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The Sons of Italy Lodge 902 is offering two tournaments for charity. See Tourney section below. One is October 6th benefiting Special Olympics and the other is October 20th benefiting the American Cancer Society. These will be two great days of bocce while helping out two great causes.

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Kristy Minka asks...

"I am looking for a bocce league in or near Daytona, FL or near Deland, FL. Do you know of a website that lists all leagues for Senior adults?"

{Anyone know of senior leagues in those areas? Contact her at kristy@ninthstreetopus.com .}

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Larry Bennett asks...

I'm playing around again with laser measuring....we know we can't reliably bounce lasers off round surfaces so I made a metal l shaped bracket to bounce the beam off. Have you toyed with thus? What laser do you use? and how are you targeting the balls, etc, etc."

Thanx much, Larry Bennett ** Treasurer Cape Coral Bocce Assoc. Cape Coral, Florida

{Sounds like a great idea. Has any reader experimented with this kind of laser measuring? Let us know. }

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George Farruggio writes with a common concern...

"Mario you do a great job love your newsletters every week. But,I still have one big complaint - can't understand why people call the game of BOCCE (BOCCE BALL) I would love to have someone call the game of bowling (BOWLING BALL) it won't happen. Please print the fact that the game is BOCCE BOCCE BOCCE NOT BOCCE BALL. Thank you and keep up the great work you do, you're my HERO. YOUR friend George (PUNTA GORDA BOCCE CLUB PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDA)."

{The man sure knows how to drive home the POINT.}

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Anthony Siino sends this...

"I am the Tournament Director of the All Star Bocce Classic Tournament held at the Peppermill Casino in Reno, Nevada. This year's tournament date is November 8-11, 2012.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive an invitation, Call 1-800-648-6992, extension 77016 or via email - dshores@peppermillreno.com. For any additional information call the number listed and ask for Dana Shores.

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Joe Quartarone of http://www.BayColonyWineCellars.com sends this link to a Canadian Special Olympics Ontario group...

"This is a special group of people! Do you know them?

http://youthbocce.com/events.htm

They might be a good group to talk about in your newsletter."

{Looks like a great group doing good work in the community!}

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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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Lakes Region Bocce...

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

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

Photos of the week
These photos first appeared in 2003. Submitted by John Ross, they are now a permanent part of Bocce Venues. Check them out! They show the East Portal Bocce Club in Sacramento, California.

Click for this week's photos...

Bocce product of the week
Precision Bocce Measures

Choose the Clubhawk Gold, Henselite Bowls, or Premier Boule Measure. You can't go wrong with any of the three choices. Once a bocce aficionado has a set of bocce balls and my book, the next logical acquisition is a first-rate measure.

Each retails for $26.95 plus $6.00 shipping and will be shipped US Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope.

Click the photo for more info, pictures, etc.

OR check out
http://www.JoyofBocce.com/Bocce_Gifts.ivnu

Click to go to merchandise order...then scroll down a bit...

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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September 28 - 30, 2012 - Michigan Palazzo di Bocce. Ninth Annual Battaglia Bocce Invitational. $9000 Guranteed Purse. Open Rules - Two-player teams. Contact JasonW@PalazzodiBocce.com or 248-475-4700. http://www.JoyofBocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/2012BBIRegistrationForm.pdf .

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September 29, 2012 - California - IAC Stockton. RAFFA 1 MAN 1 WOMAN PLAYER. Contact Bob Kennedy @ 209-570-7500. http://www.joyofbocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/1+1RaffaFlyerpdf.pdf

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

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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 6, 2012 - Massachusetts - Methuen's Francis Morse Field. 4-player teams to benefit Methuen Sons of Italy Lodge 902 and Special Olympics Massachusetts. Contact Sean Canty @ 978-750-1051 Ext 401 (Sean.canty@specialolympicsma.org or 978-683-3175 (Lodge902@comcast.net).

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October 7, 2012 - New Hampshire - Derry -Eighth Annual
Martignetti Family Charity Bocce Tournament. SportsZone
Registration starts at 9 am. Proceeds to benefit Horizons for Homeless Children. Contact Sandromart@aol.com .

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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 19, 20, 21, 2012 - Ohio - Wickliffe. 1st Annual Fall Classic Bocce Tournament. Contact Mike Frabotta @ 440-785-6158 or email mvf3@att.net. http://www.joyofbocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/Fall-Classic-Flyer-2.pdf

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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 20, 2012 - Massachusetts - Methuen - Francis Morse Field. Hosted by Methuen Lodge #902 and benefiting the American Cancer Society. 4-player teams - contact 978-683-3175 or email Fran at Fesclafani@aol.com .

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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 8 - 11, 2012. Nevada, Reno. All Star Bocce Classic Tournament held at the Peppermill Casino. Contact dshores@peppermillreno.com or 800-648-6992 ext 77016 - Ask for Dana Shores.

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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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