Category Archives: general bocce

Nevins Book Fair


On October 4th the Friends of the Nevins Library sponsored this event for us local authors to promote our books.  Each author was given three or four minutes of talk time in front of the group. Here I am talking … Continue reading

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Bocce Fund-Raiser


Logan’s Bocce Bash Here’s a fund-raiser that we put together on short notice that turned out extremely well.  Three-year-old Logan qualified for an expensive stem cell procedure in Dusseldorf, Germany which has had great results treating cerebral palsy.  So, family … Continue reading

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Synthetic Turf Bocce Courts


XGrass Worldwide Headquarters in Dalton, Georgia has some of the most beautiful type of astro-turf material on the board.  This is ideal for building Bocce courts for those that require very little maintenance all year round.  From the xgrass website: … Continue reading

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old set of bocce balls


Can you help Dr. Joe identify these Bocce balls? “I wanted to solicit the collective knowledge of the Bocce Nation regarding some old bocce balls that I found in my grandfather’s basement in 2005.  My grandfather (Rosolino Finazzo) was born … Continue reading

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Pallino problems


If you are going to play exclusively on grass, try to avoid the smaller object balls.  Small pallinos tend to be obscured even by closely cropped lawns.  We often use a croquet or field hockey ball as the target ball … Continue reading

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Quality bocce balls


The Real “Skinny’ On Those Rolling Spheres Like other facets of this wonderful game, there’s confusion surrounding which bocce balls are the “correct” ones for use.  There’s an almost bewildering array of bocce balls for sale on the web and … Continue reading

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Volo Speed Shooting


More properly called Rapid Progressive Volo Shooting, this is an event where target balls are placed on pre-positioned locations on mats located at each end of the court. The contestant runs to the 7.5 meter line and lofts his shot … Continue reading

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International Rules


The following photos are from the 2002 North American Bocce Championship held at the Highwood, Illinois Bocce Club.  A brief synopsis of play follows – for more info go to the Joy of Bocce Weekly back issue and click on … Continue reading

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Promoting Bocce


This photos are courtesy of Tom McNutt of Bellingham, Washington who built a bocce court in his parking strip. Here, in his own words, is a description excerpted from his excellent e-mail… “I bought a badly overgrown property in the … Continue reading

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Pointing styles


Here’s a brief look at the pointing technique of some of the good pointers at the 2009 Pallino d’Oro played on the lightning fast, synthetic surfaced courts at Michigan’s Palazzo di Bocce. Notice that in international rules you may step … Continue reading

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