Throw Back Tourney Recap

Breakfast of Champions won what is already being called the most sensual bocce ball victory of all time by people around town (mostly me).

Black Jesus playing SMACzilla by the water.

Black Jesus playing SMACzilla by the water.

Here is how it happened:

Lets start with a “turbo” question and answer round:

Was it cold? Yes. Did it snow? Kind of – maybe something that someone from Florida would consider snow – I personally wouldn’t call it snow. Did we play Christmas carols? Yea, for a while, it was fun. Did we have a keg? Yes – Syracuse Pale Ale – nothing but the best thanks to Andrew … Read More »

#TBT: Throw Back Tourney

Saturday October 17th at 11am we will be playing a tournament at the place where it all started – Upper Onondaga Park, Strathmore – the site of Turbo Bocce’s first ever championship.

Address is 655 Onondaga Ave, Syracuse, NY 13207.  When you pull in, we will be on the right in front of the water.

 

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This will be a 2 on 2 tournament.  Double elimination.  Blind draw.  The cost to play will be $10, and cover a prize for the winner and some food/beer at Swallows after.  It will be BYOB during the actual tournament.

SU is playing Virginia at 3:30, and we are going … Read More »

Turbo Bocce’s Creation (Part 4)

In anticipation of the tournament we have coming up Saturday October 17th, at the site of Turbo Bocce’s first ever championship, I want to chronicle the early days of Turbo Bocce, and the people who invented it.
This part will detail the road to Strathmore. I’m going to title it:

Strathmore

With the rules set and the teams set, we had our very first day of competitive league bocce at Phil Martino’s parents house. Here are some pictures.

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Turbo Bocce’s Creation (Part 1)

In anticipation of the tournament we have coming up Saturday October 17th, at the site of Turbo Bocce’s first ever championship, I want to chronicle the early days of Turbo Bocce, and the people who invented it.

To start, I’ll tell you a little bit about the people who invented Turbo Bocce and what we did before we had bocce to occupy us. I’m going to title it:

Follow your Heart

What attitudes do you associate with playing Turbo Bocce? A competitive spirit, certainly. Passion – probably too much passion (even for something as stupid as a bocce league). A willingness to embrace new experiences and new ideas. A general sense of giddiness and excitement. Can we forget the drinking? Lets face … Read More »