Have a ball with us!

Put your skills to the test at Festa with the traditional Italian game of bocce! Young or old, bocce is a fun activity the whole famiglia can enjoy.

2019 42nd Bocce Tournament on Sunday, July 21! Registration Now Available!

Register your team today for the 42nd annual bocce tournament on Sunday, July 21 for the chance to win a cash prize! Entrance fee is $50 per four player team. Please fill out the attached form and if you have any questions contact John Alioto at or call him at (414) 745-7523.

1st place: $250
2nd place: $150
3rd place: $100

Complimentary Sunday  Festa admission tickets will be mailed to the team captains upon receipt of the team “pre-paid” registration form prior to the start of the festival, so take advantage of this value and mail early!

To register your team call the ICC (414) 223-2180 or fill out this form.

A special thank you to Gruber Law Firm and supporting sponsor, Pompeii Women’s Club, for sponsoring our Bocce Tournament!

Congrats to our 2017 40th Anniversary Bocce Tournament Winners – Picture Us Rollin’!

The 40th Anniversary Bocce Tournament champions are Da Stugots, who defeated Sons of Sic’ly, 12-1 in the final match.

Pictured left to right: Michael McGuire, David Quadrucchi, Mario Quadrucci and Joe LaDien. The young man in front of David Quadrucchi is his son, Enzo.  


As the 1st place team, Da Stugots was awarded $500 and the championship trophy.

Think you have what it takes to win Bocce in 2018? Register your team today!


New to bocce?

Check out our simple “how to” below.


Basic Rules of Bocce:

The object of the game is to roll your bocce balls closer to the “pallino” (jack) ball than your opponent.


  • One player per team = four balls per player
  • Two players per team = two balls per player
  • Four players per team = one ball per player


Playing Bocce:

The game consists of several frames. A frame starts with tossing the pallino by a team toward the opposite end of the playing court. The game (frame) is complete after the balls have been thrown and points awarded. Balls are tossed or rolled underhand.

Whoever wins the coin toss will begin by tossing the pallino into the playing area. The pallino must be thrown past the center line and not further than the four foot line. If the pallino lands out of the designated area, the opposing team will throw the pallino into the playing area.

Once the pallino is in position, the team throws their bocce ball. Taking alternate turns, each team throws their balls towards the pallino to get their ball closest to the pallino, to move the pallino closer to their ball or to move the opponent’s ball further away. The winning team begins the next frame.

Frames are played alternately from one end of the court to the other.


In each frame, only one team scores. One point is given for each bocce ball that is closer to the pallino than the opposing team’s bocce balls. The pallino distance marker can be used to determine which balls are closer.

The game continues until 12 points have been scored or until a pre-determined number of points set by players before the game starts.


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