The Joy of Bocce Weekly
In This Issue: Vol. XII, Issue 20 - August 26, 2013 
•   Notes from the publisher
•   Bocce product of the week
•   Bocce news and readers' feedback...
•   Photos of the week...
•   Bocce Measures
•   Tournament update
Notes from the publisher
The weekly Ezine for bocce aficionados everywhere
Volume 12, Issue #20 - August 26, 2013
Publisher: Mario Pagnoni Copyright 2013
76 Emsley Terrace, Methuen, MA 01844
http://www.joyofbocce.com (vm 800-211-1202 ext 4949)

Hello Bocce Friends!

We are smack in the middle of a great corporate outing season. Send us an email for a truly great outing! We LOVE outings!

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

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Playaboule GloBocce...

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

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

http://mjprchicago.com/blog/bocces-best-from-around-the-country-gather-at-the-1st-annual-bocce-tournament-at-pinstripes/

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!

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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Here's a great link to bocce with "youngsters" in bars or restaurants...

http://www.npr.org/2013/08/10/209572670/bocce-ball-from-old-world-sport-to-new-school-phenomenon

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Las Vegas, Nevada

An Open Rules Bocce Tournament is being planned for the 10 outside courts at Justice Myron E. Leavitt Park (formerly known as Jaycee Park) at East St. Louis Avenue & Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89104 on Saturday & Sunday, November 9-10, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Frank De Santis at (619) 520-6963 or email fdslaw@gmail.com.

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Hello Mario,

I am very interested in forming a new league in Paso Robles California (central coast) and would very much
like information or help in the formation of the league. I do have access to several News letters through the Recreation Department here, which I would imagine will be quite useful?

Hoping to hear from you soon,

Pete Snyder

(I think you will get successful after some word of mouth and newsletter issues. Each one teach one was a way to get new readers to learn to read. Bocce is that way too!)

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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...

Bocce Measures
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...

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...

Photos of the week...
Ciao Mario,

Here are the photos of the World Series of Bocce held on 19-21 July at the Toccolana Club, Rome NY.

Sunday
http://www.flickr.com/photos/30239237@N08/sets/72157634744053380/

Saturday
http://www.flickr.com/photos/30239237@N08/sets/72157634729218084/

Friday
http://www.flickr.com/photos/30239237@N08/sets/72157634709395003/

Thanks,
Dennis

Click for Sunday's 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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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 14 & 15, 2013 - California - Penn Valley - Western Gateway Park - Two tourneys - Contact Vernonlcooper@gmail.com .

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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 22, 2013 - Massachusetts - Methuen - The Sports Commission of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts will hold its annual Bocce Tournament on Sunday at the Methuen Sons of Italy – 459 Merrimack Street beginning at 9:00 A.M. The Tournament will take place rain or shine on Methuen’s indoor bocce courts. Entry fee is $90.00 per four-person team, which includes morning refreshments, lunch, and prizes to the winning teams.
The tournament will consist of four (4) divisions: Men, Women, Mixed, and Junior. Each team entered must be comprised of at least four (4) regular or social members. Contact Jim Tsouprakakis @ 978-452-5765.

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September 22, 2013 - Pinstripes Tourney - $15,000 1st place, $5000 2nd place. Contact Sandie@pinstripes.com or 630-575-8744.

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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 9 & 10, 2013 - Nevada - Las Vegas. Open Rules Bocce Tournament planned for the 10 outside courts at Justice Myron E. Leavitt Park at East St. Louis Avenue & Eastern Ave. If you have any questions, contact Frank De Santis at (619) 520-6963 or email fdslaw@gmail.com .

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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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