The Joy of Bocce Weekly
In This Issue: Vol. XII, Issue 11 - May 27, 2013 
•   Notes from the publisher
•   Bocce product of the week
•   Bocce news and readers' feedback...
•   New Bubba Bocce Product
•   Tournament update
Notes from the publisher
The weekly Ezine for bocce aficionados everywhere
Volume 12, Issue #11 - May 27, 2013
Publisher: Mario Pagnoni Copyright 2013
76 Emsley Terrace, Methuen, MA 01844
http://www.joyofbocce.com (vm 800-211-1202 ext 4949)

Hello Bocce Fans!

I'm doing a book signing at the Nevins Library on Tuesday, June 11 at the Garden Room at 7:00 PM. I hope we get a good crowd. I'll speak for about 10 or 15 minutes and maybe we'll sign a bunch of books! Contact Megan Carney @ 978-686-4080 Ext. 20.

We're smack in the middle of corporate outing season. If you'd like to schedule one, anywhere in the USA, shoot us an email (Mario@JoyofBocce.com).

Also, check out http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mario-Pagnoni-Author/119452608243193?ref=hl .

If you'd like to join a league or host a party or team building event etc., send us an email: Mario@JoyofBocce.com .

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

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Pacific Palisades, California ...

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

I'll be doing a Bocce signing at the Nevins Library, Tuesday June 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM. I'll speak, a little, then sign some books! I hope we draw a pretty good crowd! We'll be in the Garden Room. Hope you will attend!

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WE NEED PHOTOS OF BOCCE COURTS

PEOPLE LOVE SEEING OTHER PEOPLE'S BOCCE COURTS!

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BIG DOINGS IN METHUEN FOR BOCCE STRONG MARATHON

BOCCE STRONG EVENT FOR MARATHON

We hope to generate a great deal of money for this event!

July 19, 20, & 21

July 19 - qualifying plus a 5 course dinner wine and dance at $75

July 20 - Event & Lunch/Dinner

July 21 - Sunday Morning Champagne Brunch $25

(this from Jim Tsouprakakis)

Hi Melissa,

We spoke briefly Thursday morning at the Seniors bocce tournament about a planned bocce fund raising tournament to support the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

My name is Jim Tsouprakakis and I help organize bocce for the Sons of Italy. The Methuen Sons of Italy has graciously donated their new 3 million dollar facility for the weekend tournament on July 19th, 20th & 21st.

Our goal is to have at least 50 plus teams participating from the bocce community across the country and many other fund raising activities throughout the weekend.

We would love to have Mayor Menino participate as the the guest of honor for this worthy cause.

Please forward this memo to your Commissioner or the appropriate person to get on the Mayor's calendar.

Regards,
Jim Tsouprakakis

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

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

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Check this tournament out. Huge prizes. If more than 64 guys even more money to pay out. Call me if any questions. If 60 players or less, one day. If more , probably 2. Call me if any questions.

Walt Semeniak
315-793-3070

http://www.joyofbocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/SUPERSINGLES.DOC

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FROM PLAYABOULE.COM

"We just got in some steel pallinas.

These are chrome plated and weigh 10 oz. So twice the weight of a standard phenolic/plastic type.

We had asked that the manufacturer make them to 50 mm (2") but they arrived as 52 mm. Hopefully that 2 mm won't make a difference.

Over the last few years we have had a lot of requests for a heavier pallina but at a better price than a 2" ball bearing.

http://www.playaboule.com/52mm_chrome_steel_pallina.aspx?affid=pagnoni01

We hope that these will satisfy the player demand for a lower cost product that is heavy and won't fly off the court when struck. Not too heavy like a solid ball bearing that moves sluggishly when hit.

All the best,"

Bede

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Just got in a shipment of Perfetta 107 mm bocce balls. Click below to order...OR call 978-686-8679 to come and pick up!

Solid =

http://www.playaboule.com/Perfetta_Club_Pro_bocce_Set.aspx?affid=pagnoni01

Speckled =

http://www.playaboule.com/Perfetta_Club_Pro_Speckled_bocce_Set.aspx?pagnoni01

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NORCAL

Open Bocce Championships of Northern California
9:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 17th, 2013, to be held at the Martinez Bocce Facility in the Waterfront park in Martinez.

This is a double elimination tournament for "B" and "C" division-ranked teams.

A team consists of four players, or four players and one alternate. The cost is 20.00 per player. (This includes entry into the tournament, a continental type breakfast, lunch, and a complimentary participation gift).

The top four teams will receive awards.

Lunch tickets will be available for non-players at a cost of 7.00 for adults, and 5.00 for children under the age of 12.

Individual Shooting and Lagging Jackpot competition will start at 10:00 a.m. it will remain open until after the lunch break, the cost will be 5.00, per entry, with the winners recieving cash awards.

All proceeds from this event will donate the Martinez Chapter of the Sea Scouts.

Please include payment, and mail to:

2239 Orange St. Martinez, CA 94553 no later than thursday, August 15th.

For more information, or questions, contact: Gwen Monroe at farmerjane555@yahoo.com, or by phone at (925) 752-3543

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Hi gang,

Well, I've finally launched a Facebook Page. Yes - we are now on Facebook! I have posted some items that you can link to - photos of some really neat courts. I hope you will send us a post or two. In a couple of weeks I hope to start a Blog that will generate more action on the Bocce Circuit!

For now, check out the cool photos...

CHECK IT OUT!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mario-Pagnoni-Author/119452608243193?ref=hl

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40th Anniversary of the World Series of Bocce - July 19, 20, and 21, 2013. Over $25,000 in prize money. Guaranteed $6000 in First Place Open Division. Contact Toccolanaclub@yahoo.com or 315-339-3609.

http://www.joyofbocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/WSBAPP.JPG

http://www.joyofbocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/WSBAPP1.JPG

http://www.joyofbocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/WSBAPP2.JPG

http://www.joyofbocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/WSBAPP3.JPG

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Check out the ClubHawk Gold Measure with the ACCU-ARM

http://www.playaboule.com/Clubhawk-Gold-Measurer-9ft-Accu-Arm.aspx?affid=pagnoni01

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These are the BEST SELLERS!

Awesome Glo Bocce Light Up Balls - 107 mm

{This set weighs almost 12 lbs. So these are NOT cheap light weight balls. They can be crashed together hard without fear of breaking a ball or the electronics.}

http://www.playaboule.com/V3_Deluxe_LED_Glo_Bocce_set.aspx?affid=pagnoni01

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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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GloBocce...

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

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

New Bubba Bocce Product
Yes, we have over 300 sets in stock and ready to ship within a couple weeks.

I have set up a discount and a tracking code for your readers. If they enter coupon "BOCCEJOY" during checkout, they will save $10. This is good for the next 12 months, so keep me in your newsletters!

Here is the direct link to the detail page. Readers can use their Amazon account to checkout for added security and convenience.

http://www.boccemart.com/BubbaBocceTM-Indoor-Soft-Bocce-Set-with/A/B00438147I.htm

Best regards,
Al Anelli
Owner and Inventor
Bubba Bocce (TM)

See Bubba Bocce...

Bocce product of the week
Bocce Court Maintenance Tools

I’ve seen all kinds of home-made court maintenance brushes and scrapers. Two things have always struck me about them. 1 – they look like they are home-made and 2 – they tend to be HEAVY.

7' Drag Brush

Manufactured by Lee Tennis (makers of the Har-Tru surface material), this court maintenance tool created for tennis courts works exceptionally well for bocce courts. The 7-foot drag brush is light-weight and, even if you have a 13- or 14-foot wide court, you can smooth it over with just two passes. This is quick enough to do between games without keeping players waiting very long.

Bristles are 4 ˝ inches of synthetic fibers and the strong but light-weight frame is aluminum. Retails for $189.95 plus shipping.

Lute/scarifier

This strangely named 30” wide device is actually two implements in one. It is an all-aluminum combination tool for scarifying, leveling, and removing loose court material.

Strong and sturdy, the tool is light enough to handle with ease and is excellent for spreading new material during top-dressing. The concave shape of the 30” wide blade allows the tool to “float” along the surface without digging in. Use the serrated edge to scrape material from high spots, then flip the tool over to rake and smooth that spot and drag the loose material to fill in a lower point. Retails for $69.95 plus shipping.

Besides a heavy roller, the lute/scarifier and 7-foot drag brush should be all the maintenance tools a bocce court owner needs.

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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June 1, 2013 - New York - West Albany Italian Benevolent Society host its annual bocce tournament: Open and Women’s Divisions. $120 Entry Fee per 4-player team. Six outdoor courts sheltered under a pavilion. Please contact Gloria Pacella @ 518-438-8545 or luglo15@yahoo.com.

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June 1 & 2, 2013 - California - Chico - Double elimination, teams of 4 (any combination is fine) on perfectly groomed regulation courts. $240 a team. Contact debra@lulus.com - 530-519-3917.

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June 2, 2013 - California - IBS Sutter Creek - OPEN 3 MEN AT LEAST 1 WOMAN. Contact Rick Wagstaff @ 209-296-6151.

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June 8, 2013 - California - IAC - Stockton - RAFFA 3 PLAYERS. Contact Bob Martinez @ 916-717-1947.

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June 8 & 9, 2013 - New York - Rome - Toccolana Club. Contact Walt Semeniak @ 315-793-3070.

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June 15, 2013 - California - IAC Stockton - RAFFA 3 PLAYERS. Western Sector Raffa Champ. Contact David Canclini @ 209-957-3314.

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June 22 - 29, 2013 - California - IAC Stockton. USBF NATIONAL CHAMPOINSHIP - OPEN-RAFFA-VOLO.

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July 6, 2013 - July 12, 2013 - Oregon - Paesano Club. OPEN - IL SACCO - 4 PERSON. Contact Larry Cereghino @ 503-201-4585.

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July 12, 2013 - Massachusetts - Methuen Nevins Library. Children's Bocce Tourney officiated by Ken Waldie SSC, Inc. Contact Kathy Moran-Wallace at the Nevins at 978-686-4080.

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July 13, 2013 - Oregon - Paesano Club. OPEN 4 PLAYERS CALIF. VS NORTHWEST. Contact Larry Cereghino @ 503-201-4585.

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July 14, 2013 - Oregon - Paesano Club. OPEN 4 PLAYERS Rossi Tournament. Contact Larry Cereghino @ 503-201-4585.

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July 19, 20, 21, 2013 - New York - Rome, 40th Anniversary of the World Series of Bocce. $25,000 in Prize Money. Contact toccolanaclub@yahoo.com or 315-339-3609.

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July 19, 20 & 21 - Massachusetts - Methuen Sons of Italy Lodge #902. Bocce Strong Tourney. Contact Ralph Bagarella @ 978-479-4949 or Mario Pagnoni @ 978-873-1156. Hope to raise a good deal of money for the Marathon victims.

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July 20, 2013 - California - Marin San Rafael - OPEN 2 MEN. Contact Diane Pelligrini @415-485-5583.

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July 27, 2013 - California - Monterey Bocce Fed. OPEN 4 PLAYERS. Contact Frank Rivera @ 831-624-3757.

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August 3, 2013 - California - Marin San Rafael - OPEN 2 WOMEN. Contact Diane Pelligrini @ 415-485-5583.

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August 10, 2013 - California - IACC South City. OPEN 4 WOMEN PLAYERS. Contact Rose Viscuso @ 650-349-7732.

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August 17, 2013 - California - East Portal Sac. OPEN 4 PLAYERS Western Sector Champ. Contact Bob Martinez @ 916-717-1947.

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August 31, 2013 - California - East Portal Sac. OPEN 4 PLAYERS. Contact Bob Martinez @ 916-717-1947.

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Sept 7 & 8, 2013 - California - Monterey. OPEN 4 PLAYERS. Contact Janelle Ansberry @ 831-915-0727.

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September 14, 2013 - California - PIASC San Mateo. OPEN - 3 MEN 1 WOMAN. Contact Mario Conti @ 650-589-7179.

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September 21, 2013 - California -IACC South City. RAFFA 3 PLAYERS - Italian American Games. Contact Ale Bettucchi @ 650-697-7702.

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September 28, 2013 - California - IAC Stockton. RAFFA 1 MAN 1 WOMAN - 3 Balls Each. Contact Bob Kennedy @ 209-570-7500.

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October 5, 2013 - California -IACC South City - VOLO 2 PLAYERS. Contact Ale Bettucchi @ 650-697-7702.

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October 5, 2013 - California - IBS Sutter Creek OPEN 4 PLAYERS. Contact Rick Wagstaff @ 209-296-6151.

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October 12, 2013 - California - Penn Valley - OPEN 4 PLAYERS. Contact Stefano Landini @ 530-264-7030.

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October 13, 2013 - California - Penn Valley - OPEN 4 PLAYERS IL SACCO. Contact Stefano Landini @ 530-264-7030.

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October 19, 2013 - California - Marin San Rafael - OPEN 4 PLAYERS. Contact Diane Pelligrini @ 415-485-5583.

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October 26, 2013 - California - IAC Stockton OPEN 3 PLAYERS. Contact Ron Jacobs @ 209-957-1223.

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November 2, 2013 - California - Waterloo Stockton - OPEN 4 PLAYERS. Contact David Canclini @ 209-957-3314.

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