1 on 1 Tournament Bracket Draw

24 people signed up for a chance to become The Best Bocce Player in Syracuse and tonight at Apex Entertainment, we drew the brackets.

We are going to be using the group play format this year so every player needed to be randomly selected to one of six groups.

Here is how we did it.  Every player was assigned a number based on the order in which they registered.  These numbers were recorded on a piece of paper, and kept secret.  Then, we filled a bucket with 24 numbered ping pong balls.   Everyone in attendance chose a ping pong ball at random out of a bucket … Read More »

Blind Draw Bocce Tournament Recap

30 people came out to give the Tipp Hill bocce field a proper test drive.  Going into the first round everybody had their teammate and opponents randomly selected, and after every round from that point on we gathered back together and everybody got a new teammate and a new opponent.  We kept going in that fashion, eliminating people once they amassed two losses, until only four players randomly selected into two teams remained.  Jim Whipple and Andrew Dougherty vs. Scott Mead and Paul Colabufo.

Our champs celebrating at the Ukrainian National Home/

Our champs celebrating at the Ukrainian National Home.

Andrew Doughtery and … Read More »