Syracuse Italian Fest Bocce Tournament Recap

The centerpiece of the Syracuse Italian Festival is a double elimination 4 on 4 memorial bocce tournament which goes from approximately 9am to 5pm on Saturday and usually builds some fairly impressive drama as it unfolds.

If you don’t know much about our history of participating in the Italian Fest you might want to read #7 in this top 10 Turbo Bocce memories article from our tenth anniversary – its a story filled with drama.

After participating in this tournament for the first time 10 years ago, and pissing off what felt like all the Italian people in Syracuse by winning … Read More »

Lets Talk About Bryan Mullane

First things first . . . I bet Bryan doesn’t even know that he was featured on the Global Bocce website as “The Best Bocce Player in Syracuse.” Its nice to know that the bocce world is paying attention to the important work we do! I came across this snip-it on their Instagram account and snapped a screen shot of it for proof.

If Global Bocce knows that Bryan Mullane is the best bocce player in Syracuse, then it should be no surprise to you that Bryan won our annual 1 on 1 tournament which is also the first leg of … 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 »

Triple Crown Standings

Today is September 21st, otherwise known as the last day of summer 2016. I’ve got to say that this summer was a great one for bocce in Syracuse. The Triple Crown standings not only serve as bragging rights for some, but as a way to relive the biggest moments of the season that has already past us by.

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It all started in late May, when the regular season got under way. We had a month to get ourselves in mid-season form as they say, and then the Triple Crown race began in July with the one-on-one tournament.

Do you remember that day? It was 96 … Read More »