The Joy of Bocce Weekly
In This Issue: Vol. XII, Issue 8 - April 8, 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 #8 - April 8, 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!

Hey Gang - we've finally launched a Facebook Page, Please come and join our Joy of Bocce community by posting a comment or two. Please check it out by clicking http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mario-Pagnoni-Author/119452608243193?ref=hl .

Still waiting for our liquor license at the Sons of Italy. When it is set up we will be running many tourneys and events. Patience!

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

Send an email to Mario@Joyofbocce.com to register for league play or to book an outing or party.

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}

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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"As you know, the 2013 National Bocce Championships will be held at the Italian Athletic Club in Stockton, CA. We could use some help to get the word out to folks that might not know there are National Bocce Championships each year and encourage them to participate in this year's event."

David Canclini

http://www.JoyofBocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/National.pdf

http://www.JoyofBocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/zpfile000.pdf

http://www.JoyofBocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/zpfile001.pdf

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May 18, 2013 - California - Antioch. Round Robin Format. Contact Ted Nicholson @ thetanzla@yahoo.com or 415-372-3766. http://www.joyofbocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/AntiochBocceFederation2013.doc .

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Hello All

The April edition of the USBF Western Sector Newsletter is off the presses and ready to roll (or lag, whatever the case may be). This month’s edition is a little more serious than previous issues. Right off the bat, I do a little complaining about some courts most of us are all too familiar with. But it goes upwards from there.

We get some tournament protocol from the National Office, some dress requirements from the folks who will host this year’s Nationals at IAC Stockton, then get a little clarification from John Ross in his Ross on Rules column. Then starts the tournament reports.

One of the tournaments of note is the 2013 Pallino D’Oro, held in Lisbon, Ohio. Chris Bond attended, both as a participant and as a reporter. He turned in a very interesting report along with some great photos.

So sit back, relax, grab some of your favorite beverage (such as my favorite; Pinot Noir) and forget about the bad time your boss gave you for no good reason today. Then double click on the attachment and enjoy!

Ciao
Frank

http://www.JoyofBocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/April2013.pdf

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Greeting from Texas! Please post the following:

April 13, 2013 - Texas - St. Barbara's Church Benefit Games- OPEN 4 PLAYERS. Thurber, Texas.
Sponsored by Thurber Historical Association
Contact Jonnie Goodwin@ 254-631-5747 or jgthurber38@yahoo.com

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Check out Joe Quartarone's Bay Colony Wine Cellars at http://www.baycolonywinecellars.com . Great values and fine service!

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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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SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013
THE MT.VERNON/YONKERS BOCCE CLUB
WILL HOST THE DINO VITTI MEMORIAL/FUND RAISER BOCCE TOURNAMENT
STARTING @ 8:00AM
THIS WILL BE A 4 PERSON PER TEAM EVENT. PART OF THE PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE LEUKEMIA SOCIETY. $50.00 PER PERSON INCLUDES FOOD AND BEVERAGE. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 14TH.
WE CAN ONLY ACCOMMODATE A MAXIMUM OF 16 TEAMS
PLEASE CALL GUY TO RESERVE A SPOT @ 914-310-8814
Anyone not planning on attending the event can make a
Donation directly to http://wch.lls.llsevent.org/BOCCEFORDINO/

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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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This from Tom McNutt - http://www.Boccemon.com ...

Washington state's largest one day bocce tournament, the 11th Bellingham Bay Bocce Tournament to be held April 20th, 2013. Contact Tom at 360.224.2909 or tom@boccemon.com http://www.boccemon.com .

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West Albany Italian Benevolent Society will host its annual bocce tournament Saturday, June 1, 2013: Open and Women’s Divisions. $120 Entry Fee per 4-player team. Six outdoor courts sheltered under a pavilion. Food and drinks available for purchase. Please contact Gloria Pacella at 518-438-8545 or luglo15@yahoo.com for more information and to receive an application form.

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WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???

Top Flight Perfetta 4 - ball sets

http://www.playaboule.com/Perfetta-Design-2005-bocce-set.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!

Also, I will send $5 per set sold to you or any charity you wish (I prefer The Special Olympics, but you can direct it however you want).

Just don't rush out to buy that fancy car yet, because Bocce is still a micro-market.

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
"Tom McNutt, from Boccemon, sent me your book, The Joy of Bocce, when I ordered some supplies from him. I got the book after finishing my home court in Carmel Valley, CA. I truly loved reading the book and wished I had read it before starting my project. I specially enjoyed your chapter on Strategy and Tactics.

I thought you might enjoy seeing some pictures of my almost finished court/project:

-the court is 62'x13'

-140' of drain pipe was placed inside 3"-6" of cloth wrapped drain rock w/ 3" of recycled road base on top of that

-the surface is an oyster shell/clay mix from Assured Aggregates, a local materials contractor

-a stamped/etched concrete border was used to somewhat match the existing walkways/patio which surround our home

-the scoreboard was copied from a picture I saw on the internet

-rough cut 2"x4" redwood was used for the runners

-the project will be finished when lighting is installed using the masts from two Hobie Cat 16's, one can be seen in the background, it is currently being used as a flag pole

-the ball holders were recycled after making several of them to use as guides to secure the runners in a level position while screwing them into the concrete walls

I still need to add some surface mix and screed the court again. It plays well, but I think I can improve it w/ a little more effort.

Thanks again for the good read."

Tom Dietrich

{Great photos - keep them coming!}

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Tournament update
{chronological order}

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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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March 23, 2013 - California - IAC Stockton - RAFFA 3 PLAYERS. Contact Rick Wagstaff @ 209-296-6151.

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April 13, 2013 - Texas - St. Barbara's Church Benefit Games- OPEN 4 PLAYERS. Thurber, Texas.
Sponsored by Thurber Historical Association.
Contact Jonnie Goodwin@ 254-631-5747 or jgthurber38@yahoo.com

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

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April 13 & 14, 2013 - Massachusetts - Foggia Club - 2-man teams. Contact Logan DeCarolis @ 978–833–7030.

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April 20, 2013 - Washington - Bellingham. Washington state's largest one day bocce tournament, the 11th Bellingham Bay Bocce Tournament to be held April 20th, 2013. Contact Tom @ Boccemon. 360.224.2909 tom@boccemon.com http:,,www.boccemon.com .

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April 20, 2013 - California - IACC South City OPEN 3 PLAYERS. Contact Matt Nestari @ 650-278-6591.

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APRIL 20, 2013 - THE MT.VERNON/YONKERS BOCCE CLUB WILL HOST THE DINO VITTI MEMORIAL/FUND RAISER TOURNAMENT. 4 PERSON PER TEAM. PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE LEUKEMIA SOCIETY. $50.00 PER PERSON INCLUDES FOOD AND BEVERAGE. REGISTRATION IS APRIL 14. CALL Guy to reserve a spot @ 914-310-8814. Anyone not planning on attending the event can make a Donation directly to http://wch.lls.llsevent.org/BOCCEFORDINO/

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April 27, 2013 - California - IAC Stockton Elkhrn. RAFFA 1 WOMAN. Contact JoAnn Jacobs @ 209-957-1223.

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April 27, 2013, California, Campo di Bocce of Los Gatos. 17th ANNUAL LOS GATOS BOCCE CLUB THREE PERSON RAFFA. Contact: John Ross @ (408)
354-0625.

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April 28, 2013 - California - Justin Herman Plaza. VOLO - 1 PLAYER Precision. Contact Benji Tosi @ 415-238-7995.

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May 4, 2013 California - PIASC San Mateo - RAFFA - 3 MEN PLAYERS. Contact Mario Conti @ 650-589-7179.

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May 4, 2013 California - PIASC San Mateo. OPEN 4 WOMEN PLAYERS. Contact Rose Viscuso @ 650-349-7732.

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May 18, 2013 - California - IAC Stockton. RAFFA 1 MAN. Contact Ron Jacobs @ 209-957-1223.

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May 18, 2013 - Massachusetts - Methuen. Ken Waldie Open Tournament. 4 players - all ages. Contact Mario Pagnoni 978-686-8679. Played at the Sons of Italy on 4 polyurethane courts - awesome!

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May 18, 2013 - California - Antioch. Round Robin Format. Contact Ted Nicholson @ thetanzla@yahoo.com or 415-372-3766. http://www.joyofbocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/AntiochBocceFederation2013.doc .

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May 19, 2013 - California - IAC Stockton. RAFFA 1 WOMAN. Contact Ron Jacobs @ 209-957-1223.

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May 19, 2013 - California - Justin Herman Plaza. VOLO 1 PLAYER Combination. Contact Benji Tosi @ 415-238-7995.

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May 25, 2013 - California - Monterey Bocce Fed. OPEN 4 PLAYERS. Contact Giovanni Napoli @ 831-521-5092.

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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 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 - East Portal Sac. - RAFFA 3 PLAYERS. Contact Bob Martinez @ 916-717-1947.

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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 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 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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