The Joy of Bocce Weekly
In This Issue: Vol. XII, Issue 9 - May 13, 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 #9 - May 13, 2013
Publisher: Mario Pagnoni Copyright 2013
76 Emsley Terrace, Methuen, MA 01844
http://www.joyofbocce.com (vm 800-211-1202 ext 4949)

Hello Bocce Faithful!

Sorry about no issues the last couple of weeks. I got a new cardiac doctor who got me off a beta blocker that put me to sleep every day - slept for 12 months!.

I feel good as new on a new beta blocker and I don't sleep or feel groggy any more! Life is GOOD!

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 .

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}

We have our annual Ken Waldie Open Rules Bocce Tourney this weekend. The sponsors for our booklet are:

Chemco
Enterprise Bank
Pleasant Valley Gardens
Lou DePrizio & Garafano Construction
J. Patrick Hanson - Naval Academy Class of 1967
Martignetti Enterprises
Dr. Joseph Beninato - D.M.D.
Dr. Arthur Daniels - Pediatric Dentistry
Aljane Insurance Inc. - Jack Bono
Market Basket
Latitude Sports Clubs
First Fidelity - Joseph Pagnoni
Cammie's Day Care - Carmela Pagnoni
Arthur Broadhurst - Attorney
Gary Morse Printing
Mann Orchards

More teams can still be added - date is May 18, 2013!

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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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"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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Hello All

Here it is; the new edition of the only newsletter that keeps you up to date on bocce covering the entire Western Sector, and sometimes beyond. I thought last month was a biggie. This edition has thirty-three pages, filled with everything from coverage of six different tournaments that took place in April to an invitation to go to a referee class at IAC Stockton to go over rules or become a certified referee.

Long-winded though I usually am, I will make this intro to our latest edition of the USBF Western Sector Newsletter short so that you can dive right into what I consider a pretty good edition. Thanks to all who contributed. I wouldn’t have had much to edit without you.

Frank

http://www.JoyofBocce.com/filecabinet/Ezines/May2013.pdf

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Massachusetts Senior Games Newsletter

http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=bdfea467cef5e16fa22630436&id=9bef9eac8c&e=849a582da8

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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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Dear All,

The Mount Vernon Bocce Club, the city of Mount Vernon, and the Vitti Family wish to sincerely thank you for your generous contributions and participation to the 2nd Annual Dino Vitti Memorial Fundraiser Tournament. The Club proudly raised $4,200.00 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, impressively exceeding our goal.

Once again, this event attracted players from various states in the country, including California, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Virginia. It was truly an enjoyable and heartwarming occasion for such a worthy cause.

Sincere thanks,

Guy DeSantis
President, Mount Vernon Bocce Club
Eastern Sector President, United States Bocce Federation

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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.

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

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