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.
Register your team today for the 40th annual bocce tournament on Sunday, July 23. Entrance fee is $50 per four player team. Tournament starts at 2 PM until finish. Single elimination with a consolation round.
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!
Fill out the registration form and mail to the Tournament Coordinator (address included on form). Questions? Email Troy at email@example.com.
The 39th Annual Bocce Tournament champions are Picture Us Rollin’, who defeated Bowl R Us, 12-5 in the final match.
Pictured left to right: Andy Satraitus, Marcos Satraitus, J.R. Satraitus and Jason Mickelson
As the 1st place team, Picture Us Rollin’ was awarded $500 and the championship trophy.
Think you have what it takes to win Bocce in 2017? Check back soon for tournament details and registration information!
If you’re new to bocce, make sure to check out this video from our friends at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel or, check out our simple “how to” below. (http://www.jsonline.com/multimedia/video/?bctid=1732268689001)
The object of the game is to roll your bocce balls closer to the “pallino” (jack) ball than your opponent.
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.