Turbo Bocce One-On-One Tournament Recap

After all the bocce balls had been set up and all the contestants signed in – while the brackets were being randomly selected and drawn up – there was a moment of quiet anticipation. A jersey that read ‘St. Jude Hero’ fluttered in the wind alongside a Turbo Bocce flag. The jersey was appropriately worded.

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In a very real sense everybody that attended Turbo Bocce’s first one on one tournament to determine the best bocce player in Syracuse was a hero, because every participant made a contribution to help the sick children at St. Jude’s Hospital – but having said that, everybody in attendance knew that only one participant’s efforts would be … Read More »

Week 7 Recap

After three weeks of rain, the sun returned to Turbo Bocce. I’ve never had a problem playing bocce in the rain, and in fact have had a lot of really fun rain games, but enough was definitely enough. Seeing the blue skies, the sun, and the bocce field packed with people made me realize just how much I was missing a typical summer day. I found myself really soaking in the sun and the summer, and having a blast.

Fun in the sun!

Fun in the sun!

As good as the weather was, the bocce was even better. There were a lot of games, and from what I saw those games were extremely competitive. … Read More »

Week 6 Recap

Yes, we played bocce during a tornado. About a hundred people didn’t show (and who can blame them?) but that still leaves quite a large number of people who were willing to brave the most extreme weather conditions known to Central New York (except in the winter) for their sport. No pictures exist because, quite frankly, it never stopped raining. But that’s okay because pictures would have been inadequate. Tornado bocce was so epic that it simply must be narrated by that deep voice guy who narrates every movie preview.

The craziest part of the day was when everybodies cell phone went off at the same time with this message.

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It freaked a … Read More »

Make Up Week Recap

Did a rain storm stop us from playing bocce? No. Did a tornado warning stop us from playing bocce? No. Did the the USA soccer game stop us from playing bocce? Yea, but only for a little while.

It was pretty cool to see fifty or so bocce players all packed into Sharkey’s cheering on the USA. If you missed it, here is a quick recap of all of Tim Howard’s record breaking saves.

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Unfortunately the USA lost, but Belgium had a player named Alex Witsel on their team. How are you suppose to beat a guy with a name that cool?

THE Axel Witsel

THE Axel Witsel

Back to bocce news, this was our … Read More »