Syracuse Italian Fest Bocce Tournament Recap

The centerpiece of the Syracuse Italian Festival is a double elimination 4 on 4 memorial bocce tournament which goes from approximately 9am to 5pm on Saturday and usually builds some fairly impressive drama as it unfolds.

If you don’t know much about our history of participating in the Italian Fest you might want to read #7 in this top 10 Turbo Bocce memories article from our tenth anniversary – its a story filled with drama.

After participating in this tournament for the first time 10 years ago, and pissing off what felt like all the Italian people in Syracuse by winning … Read More »

Lets Talk About Bryan Mullane

First things first . . . I bet Bryan doesn’t even know that he was featured on the Global Bocce website as “The Best Bocce Player in Syracuse.” Its nice to know that the bocce world is paying attention to the important work we do! I came across this snip-it on their Instagram account and snapped a screen shot of it for proof.

If Global Bocce knows that Bryan Mullane is the best bocce player in Syracuse, then it should be no surprise to you that Bryan won our annual 1 on 1 tournament which is also the first leg of … Read More »

Tips to GUARANTEE Italian Fest Victory For Your Team!

Turbo Bocce, sadly, lost the Italian Fest last year, and I’ve got to say that losing is not my jam (if you were wondering, my jams are Jock, Space, and Pearl,) so I’m going to share some secret bocce wisdom GUARANTEED to result in ultimate victory at Italian Fest.

Tip #1: Always think one step ahead, like a carpenter who makes stairs.

Tip #2: Sting like a bee. Do not float like a butterfly; that’s ridiculous.

Tip #3: Sometimes you’re better at bocce when you drink. Its like playing darts, driving a zamboni, or running away from an out of control zamboni.

Tip #4: If you want your bocce ball to hit the pallino, just pretend you’re Dick Cheney shooting at his friends … Read More »

1 on 1 Tournament Recap

1 on 1 Tourament Episode IV (A New Hope)

There are two reasons I chose this goofy title. Because its our fourth annual 1 on 1 tournament, and because my wife loves Star Wars and she helped me build a wheel of death for the situation.

What does a wheel of death have to do with a bocce tournament, you might ask? The short answer is, it wasn’t part of the tournament exactly, it helped us fill out the brackets, and you can watch that all here if you want.

1 on 1 bracket live draw

Posted by Turbo Bocce on Friday, July 14, 2017

After the preliminaries on Friday, we settled the first leg … Read More »