The Joy of Bocce Weekly
In This Issue: Vol. XII, Issue 18 - July 22, 2013 
•   Notes from the publisher
•   Bocce product of the week
•   Bocce news and readers' feedback...
•   Photos of the week...
•   New Bubba Bocce Product
•   Tournament update
Notes from the publisher
The weekly Ezine for bocce aficionados everywhere
Volume 12, Issue #18 - July 22, 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!

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

BIG DOINGS IN METHUEN FOR BOCCE STRONG MARATHON

Well, the first place team in the Boston Strong Marathon each snagged a set of Super Martel balls (those are mine in the photo). Super Martel were worth up to $250 each for a set of four. We raised over $4000 for the event and all had a great time.

The Super Martel from DaVincibocce.com were a big hit with the top four finishers. We hope to send emails and call other clubs who might donate to this Boston Strong event.

Photos to follow next week!

Ralph Bagarella, Joe Quartarone, jim Tsouprakakis, Armond Buonanno, Bob Miele, Marsha Kinnear, Mike Cuscia, and Mario Pagnoni did most of the work - with Ralph B and Joe Q doing big time effort.

If any club or individual would like to donate, send an email to Armand Buonanno @ arbuonanno@aol.com .

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Mario,

Can you include this in your ezine? I think it should attract some teams from the East with the sizeable money guaranteed!!! the courts are short (apprx 60ft) carpet surface and a 6ft point/shoot line. I appreciate your help!

Danny Passaglia

FYI, We have the youngest group ever going to the World Singles Championship next year. Jose Botto (33) for the Men, Drew Page (20) for the Under 21 category and Navina Bernardi (19) in the women's event. All 3 played "super" at the Nationals and will represent USA very, very well.

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

I wanted to share the exciting news with you that Pinstripes, known for its beautiful ambiance, delectable food, and unique gaming experience, will be hosting its first annual Bocce Tournament with players from around the country this September. We would love your help in spreading the word about the event!

Players of all ages ranging from experts to beginners are invited to show off their skills as they compete for a grand prize of $15,000!

Qualifying Rounds
Sunday, September 15 at Pinstripes Edina, MN
Saturday, September 21 at Pinstripes Northbrook, South Barrington and Oak Brook, IL

Championship Rounds
Sunday, September 22 at Pinstripes Oak Brook

Attached is the bocce tournament press release and flyer for this world-class event for your reference.
http://mjprchicago.com/blog/bocces-best-from-around-the-country-gather-at-the-1st-annual-bocce-tournament-at-pinstripes/

Thanks,
Cara

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Hi, Kids

It’s finally out! The July edition of the USBF Western Sector Newsletter. And it’s 75 pages long! But not to worry, the last 40 pages consists of two lists containing the names of National Championship medalists going back to 1999. The first lists the medal winners by year and in the second they’re listed in alphabetical order. Read John Ross’s article on the bottom of page 3, then help him complete this historical project.

The big news of the month, of course, is the 2013 National Championships, held at the Italian Athletic Club in Stockton from June 22 to the 29th. An exciting time was had by all!

The Pittsburg Bocce Federation held their first Sam Buccellato Memorial Bocce Tournament on June 15th. Everybody knew Sam. He was known far and wide in the California bocce community. And even beyond.

The Madden Mariucci Battle by the Bay Charity Bocce Tournament was held on Wednesday, June 5th. This was my first experience at this monster of charity events, so I thought I’d give you my impressions of it.

75 pages are big, but not scary, so dive right in!

Bye, kids
Frank

http://www.joyofbocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/July2013.pdf

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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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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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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 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...

Photos of the week...
This from Steve Pollack...

"I too am a bocce ball enthusiast. I built a court in my backyard and have weekly neighborhood games.
What I found lacking was a really good measuring device for bocce ball. So I invented one, the Bocceometer TM pronounced like speedometer.

My website is http://www.bocceometer.com ."

Click for photos...

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

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August 3, 2013 - New York - Huntington. Triples Tourney. Please contact Guy De Santis to reserve an entry yonkersbocce@aol.com or 914-310-8814. Deadline is July, 28. http://www.joyofbocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/Long_Island_Bocce_Tournament_mail_in.doc

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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 3, 2013- Ashtabula, Ohio Open 4 person teams, with 2 substitutes. Entry fee is $160.00. Based upon 24 teams, 1st place is $1,500.00, with total cash prizes of $4,000.00. Contact Mark Andrews at mandrews@andrewspontius.com or 440-998-6835.

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August 3, 2013 - New York - Amsterdam. Women's Doubles Tourney. Contact Mattie 518-842-2473 or Linda 518-588-9205. http://www.joyofbocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/Womans.docx

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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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