The Joy of Bocce Weekly
In This Issue: Vol. XII, Issue 16 - July 1, 2013 
•   Notes from the publisher
•   Bocce product of the week
•   Bocce news and readers' feedback...
•   Photo of the week...
•   New Bubba Bocce Product
•   Tournament update
Notes from the publisher
The weekly Ezine for bocce aficionados everywhere
Volume 12, Issue #16 - July 1, 2013
Publisher: Mario Pagnoni Copyright 2013
76 Emsley Terrace, Methuen, MA 01844
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Bocce news and readers' feedback...
{Publisher's comments in brackets}

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

Our goal is to have about 50 team participating from the bocce community across the country and many other fund raising activities throughout the weekend.

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http://www.joyofbocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/BocceStrongApplicationsponsor.pub

http://www.methuensonsofitaly.com/event/june-wine-dinner/

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August 9 -11, 2013 – Ohio – Mayfield Heights. CLUB MOLISANI, 7th Annual MARSHALL SUPERSTORE CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL BOCCE TOURNAMENT. Played on eight Har Tru courts. 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 sponsors and 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 23 - 25, 2013 - Ohio - Wickliffe….WICKLIFFE ITALIAN-AMERICAN CLUB’s. 30th Annual CLEVELAND CHALLENGE CUP OF BOCCE sponsored by PAT O'BRIEN CHEVROLET. $5,500 first prize, $17,000 in total prize money – GUARANTEED.(First 24 places paid); $200 team entry. Trophy’s and medals for Champion and second place finishers and tournament t-shirts for ALL participants (plus 30th anniversary gift in team bag). Automatically be eligible for the second chance tournament by being “out” by 6:00pm Saturday…Visit our website for details. Women’s Tournament – DOUBLE ELIMINATION – $100 per team entry – all money paid out to top three teams –Tournament Format: Four person teams (plus one sub) Contact Gino Latessa (glatessa@marcs.com) @ 216-789-6393 for more info. Applications and additional info online @ http://www.wickliffeianda.com.

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August 3, 2013 - Washington - Seattle. Woodland Park Lawn Bowling Club - 6018 Woodland Pl. N. Contact
Mark Charonis @ 206-524-1416.

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

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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 =

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Speckled =

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

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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.

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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...

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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 ½ 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...

Photo of the week...
"Hi Mario! I have been reading your blog for a year or so – great job!!! Thank You for all you do. I grew up in Methuen and have lived in Danville, NH for 25 years now. I had the camera out today in the yard and thought I would send you some pictures of my court.

Does not get a lot of use; mostly holidays and family gatherings, nothing too serious just good time together!! I had just as much building it as I do using it, but when we do use it we have an awesome time!!! Keep up the great work!!! TX!!!"

David Marceau

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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 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 19, 20, 21, 2013 - Ohio - Kettering. The Bocce Classic. Entry fee $225 - 4 person teams. More info @ Kevin Sorice 937-475-0357 and http://www.bocceclassic.com .

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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 3, 2013 - Washington - Seattle. Woodland Park Lawn Bowling Club. 6018 Woodland Pl. N. Contact
Mark Charonis @ 206-524-1416.

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August 9 -11, 2013 – Ohio – Mayfield Heights. CLUB MOLISANI, 7th Annual MARSHALL SUPERSTORE CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL BOCCE TOURNAMENT. Played on eight Har Tru courts. 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 sponsors and 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. 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 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 23 - 25, 2013 - Ohio - Wickliffe….WICKLIFFE ITALIAN-AMERICAN CLUB’s. 30th Annual CLEVELAND CHALLENGE CUP OF BOCCE sponsored by PAT O'BRIEN CHEVROLET. $5,500 first prize, $17,000 in total prize money – GUARANTEED.(First 24 places paid); Automatically be eligible for the second chance tournament by being “out” by 6:00pm Saturday…Visit our website for details. Women’s Tournament – DOUBLE ELIMINATION – $100 per team entry – all money paid out to top three teams –Tournament Format: Four person teams (plus one sub) Contact Gino Latessa (glatessa@marcs.com) @ 216-789-6393 for more info. Applications and additional info online @ http://www.wickliffeianda.com.

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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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November 16, 2013 - Massachusetts - Methuen Sons of Italy Lodge #902. St. Alfio Tournament featuring Silent Auctions, Closest to the Pallino, Raffles and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize money of $800, $400, $300. Contact Joe Scuderi @ 978-473-3410.

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