2017 Triple Crown Point Totals

As bocce season winds down, its time to give out the final triple crown standings for 2017. The triple crown of bocce consists of the three biggest and most competitive annual bocce tournaments held in Syracuse, and is comprised of a one on one tournament, a two on two tournament, and a four on four tournament.

The first triple crown event was the one on one tournament held Saturday July 16th. HERE is a recap if you don’t remember much about it.

We give 3 points for coming in first place, 2 points for coming in second place, and 1 point for coming in third place … 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 »

Playoff Round 1 Recap

#8 Like a Botch vs. #9 Ball Busters

Vegas predicted a close game as you’d expect between an 8 and 9 seed, giving Like a Botch a 60% chance of victory. All and all I’d say Vegas got this one right as Like a Botch won the series in two games, but both were hard fought wins, with the first game going into overtime. Despite Matt Carr having a great game and scoring 6 points in each game for Ball Busters, Like a Botch was too strong winning the series 12-10 and 11-9.

#5 Gone Fishing vs. #12 Betty & Bo

Vegas liked Gone Fishing in this one, giving them an 83% chance of victory. The game was long and harder fought than … Read More »

Vegas Odds

 

I bet you’re wondering what your odds of victory in the playoffs are!

I found the mathematical formulas that a Vegas Sports Book uses to predict baseball games and guess what?  We keep all the necessary inputs to use their formulas!  This means we can find out find out how a Vegas sportsbook would handicap each one of our games!  And I’ve done exactly that!

After doing this for a few years I’ve found that Vegas is right more than they are wrong, but they are wrong plenty.  The really interesting part is that they rarely give the underdog a higher chance of winning, but when … Read More »