What’s On the Line at Festa Italia Tomorrow?

Its been nine years since we were the hated new kids on the block at the Syracuse Italian Fest bocce tournament.  In those days half the festival showed up at the bocce courts and rooted for us to lose . . . and we made sure they went home disappointed not just once, but for seven straight years (for more information on the crazy story of the first Italian Fest tournament click HERE and scroll down to Number 7).

Last year was the first year that Turbo Bocce competed in the Italian Fest bocce tournament and did not win it.  Pretty disappointing considering the year before we managed to take 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for the first time ever.  Once … Read More »

Festa Italia

Everything you need to know about the upcoming Syracuse Italian Fest bocce tournament!

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1) This bocce tournament is the 3rd leg of the Bocce Triple Crown along with our 1 on 1 tournament, and our championship.

2) This is a 4 on 4 double elimination tournament.

3) They play bocce in a court and the rule is you have to roll the ball.

4) It costs $60 per team to play ($15 per person).

5) Games start at 9am this Saturday the 17th.

6) No pre-registration just show up before 9 with the money and you get to play.

7) Turbo Bocce teams won the last 7 championships up until … Read More »

Triple Crown Standings

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The three triple crown tournaments are the Best Bocce Player In Syracuse tournament (1 on 1). the Turbo Bocce Championship (2 on 2), and the Italian Fest (4 on 4).

To win the triple crown you have to win all three events.  Spoiler alert, nobody did that this year, but we can still determine the overall standings for all three events.

The way we do it is, you receive three points for winning a tournament, two points for finishing in second place, and one point for finishing in third.

Here are the standings:

Best Bocce Player In Syracuse:

Greg Griffo – 3 points
Bryan Mullane – 2 points
Phil Martino … Read More »

Italian Fest Results

If you missed the Italian Fest, I bet you want to know how we did  . . . or maybe you don’t.

After seven straight years of taking first place (and usually most of the other money earning spots as well).  Turbo Bocce came up empty this year.

We earned a big slice of "failure cake"this year.

We earned a big slice of “failure cake”this year.

We fielded 5 teams out of a 25 team field.  The highest finish we had was, I believe, 5th place.  The beauty of bocce is, anyone has a chance to win at any time.  Sometimes get the bounces, and sometimes you … Read More »