General Turbo Bocce Blog

What’s the plan for Turbo Bocce in 2020?

Happy opening day of bocce!

Wait, let me rephrase that … Happy (kind of) opening day of bocce (not really).

I’ve got to admit I have been putting off making any bocce announcements, because I just don’t know what is going to end up happening.  But now that we have reached our planned opening day the time has come (and actually long since past) to make some kind of announcement.

My kind of, sort of, official stance on bocce is that I really don’t know what is going to happen, so I’m going to rely on people that know more about this than I do like the mayor and our community health care professionals both of which I am lucky enough to be … Read More »

Top 10 Reasons to Play Turbo Bocce

Turbo Bocce was invented in Syracuse and is designed to be played here! Here are 10 more reasons to try Turbo Bocce …

#1) Playing Bocce is the absolute best way to be social and meet new people

Did you know that bocce is considered America’s most social sport? Think it over, and you’ll see why this makes sense. When you play bocce you’re standing right next to your opponents, interacting with them. In our league you’ll often find yourself sharing drinks and food with the people you are playing against. You can’t help but meet new people and make new friends. Now contrast that with other recreational sports, like kickball or softball where your team is in … Read More »

Crawlmas Shopping

Christmas Shopping & Bar Crawl

Thursday December 5th 5:30 to ???

I feel like we need a creative name for this …

Crawlmas Shopping

Black (Out) Friday Thursday

Yule have more fun shopping drunk

These are getting worse aren’t they?  The point is we go out, we drink … then if there is time and if we remember we buy our Christmas presents.


Restaurants your family wants gift cards to that also have good bars!

A Mano
Oh My Darling

Cool shops we can sneak a flask into

Scholars & Champs
Sound Garden

Places to Pre-Game

M Lemp Jewlers
The Art Mart
Landmark Box Office

Itinerary – so you know where to find us along the way


Follow me in merry measure …

Meet up at 5:30 at A Mano on Warren St.  There is plenty of free on-street … Read More »

In Honor of Robert Francescotti

Dear Turbo Bocce Family,

I have some sad news to pass along.  One of our own, Robert (Scotti) Francescotti has passed away at the age of 87.  If you joined our league in the last 3 years you probably don’t know him, but those of you lucky enough to have played with us longer than that almost certainly knew him and liked him.

If you know Turbo Bocce’s origin story you know that there would be no Turbo Bocce without Scotti.  He spent all day long playing bocce (and drinking) with George Christou and Phil Martino during my law school graduation party, and they had so much fun that they wanted to start a league all about bocce and drinking … the … Read More »