Week 1 Recap

I got to the field Wednesday with eight hours of work and only three hours of sleep behind me. Was I tired? Hell no. It was opening day of bocce season. I was excited as hell.

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This is your place to come see who won, who lost, who had particularly interesting games, and who succeeded individually.

Lets get straight to the opening shot of the season. Months from now, when you’re remembering the craziest and best summer of your life you can look back and marvel at the simple shot that started it all.

First shot of the season!  And as you can see it was a pretty good shot, unfortunately the rookie team … Read More »

How to play Turbo Bocce In 5 Easy Steps

Step 1:

Figure out who will throw first by flipping a coin. The team with first throw places the starting box wherever they want, and then throws the pallino wherever they want (as short as 5 feet from the starting box or as long as 50 feet). The player who throws the pallino must also throw the first shot of the game. The object is to get your ball as close to the pallino as possible.

Notice how he stands on the starting box, ready to throw his ball as close as possible to the pallino.

Step 2:

After the first team has taken their shot, a player … Read More »

Top 10 Reasons to Play Turbo Bocce

Turbo Bcce was invented in Syracuse with rules that make it perfect for our city.  Here are 10 more reasons to try Turbo Bocce.

#1) Playing Bocce is the absolute best way to be social and meet new people

Did you know that bocce is considered America’s most social sport? Think it over, and you’ll see why that makes sense. When you play bocce you’re standing right next to your opponents, interacting with them. In our league you’ll often find yourself sharing drinks and food with the people you are playing against. You can’t help but meet new people and make new friends. Now contrast that with other recreational sports: if you play kickball or softball you’re not really interacting with … Read More »

Week 8 Recap

Losing at bocce is worse than 10,000 heart attacks. Its also worst than 10,000 maniacs, but not by much.

This joke was brought to you by 90’s pop music.

I want to start the Week 8 discussion with a game between Gruden’s Grinders and We Came In Like a Bocce Ball. Game one was a big win for Gruden’s Grinder’s who took a 13-3 win behind seven big points from Joe Potenza (one of which you can see on the highlight below). Gruden’s Grinders continued their winning ways in game two with an 11-6 win, behind six points from Jake Wilcox.

Then in the third game, Turbo Bocce history was made . . . Jen … Read More »