Welcome to the

 Trilogy Bocce Club



Dan Urioste
President (480) 510-3816
Pam Vander Heyden Vice President (480) 201-9134
Alan Coppin Treasurer (480) 516-3801
Judy Selesky Secretary (480) 588-6803
Social Chair



General Membership Meetings 

General Membership Meeting TBD
Board Meeting
January 8, 2023, 9:00 AM
Pool Side Room
Social Events September, 2023 - May, 2024
Birthday/Anniversary Bash September 16
Friday Night Bocce October 6
Birthday/Anniversary Bash October 21
Fall Barbeque October 22
Friday Night Bocce November 4
Turkey Shoot November 18
Birthday/Anniversary Bash November 18
Friday Night Bocce
December 1
Holiday Dinner December 10
Birthday/Anniversary Bash December 16
Friday Night Bocce January 5
Birthday/Anniversary Bash January 20
Friday Night Bocce February 2
Valentine's Day Dance February 10
Birthday/Anniversary Bash February 17
Friday Night Bocce March 1
Birthday/Anniversary Bash March 16
Spring Fling March 23
Spring Scramble
March 30
Friday Night Bocce April 5
Birthday/Anniversary Bash April 20


Fall (Welcome Back Snowbirds) November 3-4
Men's Memorial
January 12-13    
Women's Memorial January 26-27    
Couples February 16-17    
Bank Ball (Sid Brooks) March 8-9
No Wall March 22    

Bocce Rules

1 Palino (small white ball)
2 sets of bocce balls (4 red colored, 4 green colored)
1 measuring can or tape measure
For your team to get your bocce balls closer to the pallino than your opponents
There are 2 teams per court
We generally play with 4 members per team, however, teams may be fielded as follows.
4 member team, 2 members are on each end of the court
2 member team, 1 member on each end of the court
Once teams have been established, the color of balls a team uses may be determined by        mutual consent or by a flip of a coin, except in tournament play where color of balls are assigned by Tournament Director by the Tournament Director.
Which team goes first may be decided by mutual consent or by a flip of a coin, except in tournament play where Tournament Director assigns starting.
Balls of the same color closest to the pallino will receive 1 point for each ball closer than the opponent’s closest ball
Game ends when one team reaches 12 points
In tournament, disputes will be settled by the Tournament Director whose decision is final
One member of a team is selected to start the game and steps into the court, but must not cross over the red line or foul line in preparation to throw the pallino (white ball).
When throwing any ball in tournament play, the player must not step over the red line as this will result in a penalty, and the ball removed from play.
That team member throws the pallino (white ball) across the center white line but not past the foul white line at the opposite end of the court. Pallino stopping on the line is in play.
If the starting team member is unable after two tries to throw the pallino correctly, the opposing team then throws the pallino but does not receive a point for the opposing team’s error.
The team member that successfully threw the pallino then throws a team ball, after the pallino stops rolling, trying to get it as close as possible to the pallino.
One opposition team member then throws one of their team balls trying to get it closer to the pallino the opponent’s team ball.
After one member from each team has thrown a ball, who goes next is determined by which team has its ball closest to the pallino.
That team’s ball that is further away throws the next ball.
Thereafter, the team’s ball that is further away throws a ball until one of their team’s balls is closer than the opposing team or all four balls have been thrown.
Each member of a team alternates throwing their balls until all four balls have been thrown.
After all four balls on each team have been throwing, count the number of ball one team has closest to the pallino that the closest opposing team ball and score one point for each ball.
The play then goes to the end of the court to the other team members.
The team that scored last goes first.
Play alternates from one end of the court to the other until one team accumulates 12 points.
Throwing the ball while game is in progress:
You may throw your ball straight at the pallino or the opponent’s ball to get your ball closer to the pallino.
You may bank your ball off the side rail to get closer to the pallino.
You may hit the pallino to move it closer to your team’s balls.
If your ball hits the back rail without hitting the pallino or another ball, that ball is disqualified and removed from the court during that round of play.
After both teams have thrown all four balls, you determine which team’s balls are closest and score accordingly.
When a team scores 12 points, game is over, however, all remaining balls must be thrown.
Throwing a ball before pallino stops rolling is the same as an unsuccessful pallino throw.
Any player playing the wrong colored ball will have the ball replaced where has comes to rest with the right color ball with no penalty.
To start a new game, the players change sides.
If it cannot be determined visually, you must measure the distance of both teams balls using the “measuring can and string or a tape measure”.
Measure the distance to the inside edge of the ball.
After all balls have been thrown, if two balls are equal distance to the pallino they cancel each other out and the next closest ball gets the point.
While throwing the balls, if two balls are equal distance to the pallino, the team throwing continues to throe as his ball failed to get closer to the pallino.  

Play continues following the Rules of Game in Progress.

Bocce 101

Learn to play Bocce every Tuesday at 3:00 PM Free!

New Member Form

Click here for New Member Form

Bocce Club Bylaws

Click here to view Bocce Club Bylaws (Standard Bylaws)
Click here to view Bocce Club Bylaw Addendum

Membership Meeting Minutes

Click here for March 27, 2022 Minutes

Bocce Board Minutes

01/09/23 Minutes
02/06/23 Minutes
03/06/23 Minutes
04/03/23 Minutes
05/01/23 Minutes
09/11/23 Minutes
10/02/23 Minutes
11/06/23 Minutes
12/05/22 Minutes

2023 Men's Memorial Tournament

First Place:  Alan Coppin (captain), Mitch Heller, Pat Gallagher, Tom Renshaw
Second Place:  Pete Schweda, Joe Schafer (captain), Dave Schneider, Dave Glenn
Third Place:  Rod Schroeder, Sil Calvano, Bill Card (captain), Gil Harding
Fourth Place:  Brian Gurtler, Wilf Tober (captain), Bob Parmer, Lon Goluba

2023 Women's Memorial Tournament

Players in the 2023 Ladies Memorial Tournament
First Place:  Karin Gregg, Debbi Rodgers, Sherry  Schweda (captain), Carole Glenn
Second Place:  Bev Parmer, Susan Lacher, Rosemary Gaona, Roberta Skolnik (captain)
Third Place:  Joyce Moran, Ann Geiszler, Lil Schopper, Rosemarie Coppin (captain)

2023 Couples Tournament

The Players
The Tournament Committee:  Mike Adler, Ken Stephen, Dan Urioste
Referee Coordinators:  Judy Selesky, Dan Urioste, Barb Chu
First Place:  Pete and Sherry Schweda
Second Place:  Glenn Walz, Lil Schopper
Third Place:  Ton Renshaw, Rita Gwizdalski
Fourth Place:  Maria Seymour, Frank Groth
Fifth Place:  Lance Leach, Rosemary Gaona
Six Place: Pat and Roger Green
Seventh Place:  Dave Sieperda, Janice Burness
Eighth Place:  Don and Rose Fecci
Brian Gurtler, Karen Drenner
John and Jane Scialdone
Gary and Ann Geiszler
Russ and Judy Koleski
Karen Gregg and Steve Vetter
Lon and Lil Goluba
Deb and Kirk Heim
Dave and Carole Glenn
Sil and Maria Calvano
Bob and Mary Bratel
Linda Brannon, Jim Anderson
Marion and Joe Schafer
Mike and Pam Strupp
Gus Baart and Connie Shimp
Terry and Joyce Moran
Tara Holt, Doug Prchal
Joe and Karen Fleischmann
Terry and Dick Wentworth
Christine Foote, Tim Hoime
Pat Gallagher, Judy Mitchell
Wilf Tober, Diane Mix
Dave Schneider, Linda Patten

2023 Wall Tournament (Sid Brooks)

Players in the 2023 Wall Tournament
First Place Winners:  Frank Groth, Joe Schafer, Terry Moran (captain), Deb Heim
Second Place:  Gene Pumala, Russ Koleski, Kirk Heim (captain), Tom Renshaw
Third Place:  Bob Bratel, Janice Burness, Sil Calvano, Jesse Root (captain)
Fourth Place:  Sol Hecht, Jerry Weiner, Wilf Tober, Dave Schneider (captain)

2023 No Wall Tournament

First Place:  Steve Vetter (captain), Dave Sieperda, Rita Gwizdalski, Jim Anderson
Second Place:  Rod Schroeder, Doug Prchal, Tom Renshaw, Glen Walz (captain)
Third Place:  Rose Fecci, Lil Schopper (captain), Frank Groth, Lynn Kusy

2023 Winter League

2023 Challenge Cup Champions and Women's League Champions Sherry Schweda, Maria Calvano, Lil Schopper (captain), Ann Geiszler.  They had a record of 18-0 and went 2-0 in the Challenge Cup match.
2023 Men's League Champions Bob Parmer, Pat Gallagher (captain), Jesse Root, Steve Vetter
2023 Winter League Champions with League Commissioner Bill Shaw

2023 Spring Scramble

2023 Spring Scramble Winners:  Dianne Mix and Wilf Tober.  Their combined total distance from the palino was 8.25 inches.

2023 Welcome Back Snowbirds Tournament

Tournament Players and Referees
First Place Winners:  Rose Fecci, Karen Fleischmann, Sherry Schweda (captain), Tom Renshaw
Second Place:  Jim Anderson, Joe Fleischmann, Wilf Tober (captain), Mick Barker
Third Place:  Ron Steven, Rita Gwizdalski, Maria Seymoun, Glen Walz (captain)

2023 Turkey Shoot

The 2023 Turkey Shoot was held on November 18 with Dan Urioste winning the men's prize by rolling a bocce, and Diane Mix winning the women's prize with a ball 4.5" from the pallino.  Each won a gift card to Egg N' Joe.

Miscellaneous Pictures

Al Furr on a cold day at the courts

2021 Two Person Tournament

Two Person Tournament Winners:  Pete and Sherry Schweda
First Place:  Pete and Sherry Schweda, and Second Place:  Joyce and Terry Moran

Painting Storage Area Doors

On March 18, 2021, the Trilogy Art Club repainted the figures on the doors to the Bocce Club/Maintenance Storage Area.
Art Club members who did the work
Art Club members working on doors
Bocce Club and Art Club member Steve Vetter at work
Finished Doors

Refurbished Scoreboards

Al Furr has spent time recently refurbishing the scoreboards.  The red, white, and green panels are all new, and there is an acrylic cover over them for protection.

Pat and Dan

Dan Urioste is cooking his last Birthday/Anniversary Bash breakfast.  He is assisted by Pat Gallagher who will take over Social Chairperson duties.

Photo by Dave Chu

2019 Bank Ball (Sid Brooks) Tournament - March 8 & 9

First Place:  Ron Stephen, Jesse Root, Sil Calvano (captain), Stu Strait
Second Place:  Dave Tones (captain), Arlen Edmundson, Dick Smetanka, Bill Ingui
Third Place:  Al Furr (captain), Roger Green, Barb Moats, Rick Means
Fourth Place:  Sol Hecht, Mitch Heller (captain), Terry Moran, Mike Crawford

2019 Couples Tournament

Bill Riess and Bev Rick
Bob and Bev Parmer
Mary Pat and Bob Oldis
Dan Urioste and Sheri Fuller
Rick and Nancy Means
Roger and Pat Green
Ron and Debbi Rodgers
Russ and Judy Koleski

2019 Fall Tournament

2019 Fall Tournament
First Place:  Kathy Geyer, Carole Glenn, Lil Schopper (captain), Don Fecci with Assistant Tournament Director Rick Means and Tournament Director Bob Epstein
Second Place:  Diane Mix, Terry Moran (captain), Paul Barry, Ron Stephen
Third Place:  Bob Oldis, Joe Schafer, Linda Barker, Marion Schafer (captain)
Fourth Place:  Lon Goluba, Pete Schweda, Jerry Weiner, Steve Vetter (captain)

2019 Turkey Shoot

2019 Turkey Shoot
Winners:  Judy Selesky 0" from pallino, Jerry Wiener 1-1/2 " from pallino
Judy's bocce

2020 Men's Memorial Tournament

2020 Men's Memorial Tournament
First Place Winners:  Steve Vetter, Lynn Kusy, Dave Glenn, Terry Moran (captain) with autographed sign
First Place Winners with brackets:  Steve Vetter, Lynn Kusy, Tournament Director Rick Means, Dave Glenn, Terry Moran

2020 Women's Memorial Tournament

2020 Women's Memorial Tournament

2020 Couples Tournament

2020 Couples Tournament
First Place:  Tournament Director Rick Means with First Place Winners Maria and Sil Calvano
Second Place:  Mary and Tom Manning
Third Place:  Steve Vetter and Roberta Skolnik

2020 - 2021 Challenge Cup

The Challenge Cup is awarded to the winner of a play-off between the winning team of the Men's League and the winning team of the Women's League.  In 2020 league play was complete but the play-off had not taken place when the Covid-19 shutdown occurred.  That play-off was finally played in 2021 with the men defeating the women in a hard-fought match winning 2 out of 3 games.
Men's League and Challenge Cup Winners
Russ Koseski, Kirk Heim, Alan Coppin - Captain, Tom Manning
Women's League Champions
Joyce Moran, Karin Gregg, Lil Schopper - Captain, Christine Foote
Both Teams
Back Row:  Russ Koleski, Kirk Heim, Alan Coppin, Tom Manning
Front Row:  Joyce Moran, Karin Gregg, Lil Schopper, Christine Foote

2021 Fall League

Tuesday League
Thursday League

2021 Slate Cup

Gene Pumala, Terri Barry, Pat Gallagher, Maria Seymour, Mitch Heller, Bill Shaw, Alan Coppin, Lil Schopper, Rita Gwizdalski
Slate Cup Winners:  Rita Gwizdalski, Maria Seymour, Lil Schopper (captain), Alan Coppin
Slate Cup Runners Up:  Mitch Heller, Terri Barry, Pat Gallagher, Gene Pumala, Wilf Tober

2021 Holiday Party


2022 Men's Tournament

First Place:  John Scialdone, Mike Adler, Alan Coppin (captain), Jerry Weiner
Second Place:  Stu Strait, Gary Menard,  Wilf Tober (captain), Bill Card
Third Place:  Tom Haluska, Ken Stephen, Sil Calvano (captain), Tom Manning
Fourth Place:  Dave Braun, Joe Fleischmann, Terry Moran (captain), Glenn Walz

2022 Womens Tournament

First Place - Kathy Geyer, Judy Siegel, Roberta Skolnik (captain), Karen Drenner
Second Place - Janet Peterson, Carole Glenn (captain), E. J. Wellington, Marion Schafer
Third Place - Janice Burness, Maria Seymour, Maria Calvano, Joyce Johnson

2022 Couples Tournament

Couples Tournament Players and Referees
First Place - Maria and Sil Calvano
Second Place - Maria Seymour and Frank Groth
Third Place - Gil Harding and Janice Burness
Fourth Place - Michelle and Gene Pumala
Russ Koleski's blind brother Ross tried to referee

2022 Wall Tournament (Sid Brooks Tournament)

Tournament Participants
First Place:  Glen Walz, Debbi Rodgers, Rosemarie Coppin, Wilf Tober (captain)
Second Place:  Jerry Weiner, Gene Pumala (captain), Alan Coppin, Sol Hecht
Third Place:  Bob Epstein (captain), Jesse Root, Janice Burness, Pete Schweda
Fourth Place:  Rod Schroeder, Frank Groth, Bill Card (captain), Scott Sys

2022 No Wall Tournament

First Place:  Al Furr, Rosemary Gaona, Sherry Schweda (captain), Pete Schweda
"Show me the money" - First Place Winners
SecondPlace:  Tom Haluska, Dave Sieperda, Rita Gwizdalski, Terry Moran (captain)
Third Place:  Doug Prchal (captain), Tara Holt, Jerry Weiner, Wilf Tober
Fourth Place:  Frank Groth, Maggie Cline, Russ Koleski (captain), Sol Hecht

2022 Winter Leagues

Men's League Champions and Challenge Cup Winners:  Jim Flanagan, Jim Anderson (Captain), Dave Braun, Lance Leach, Al Furr
Women's League Champions:  Rosemarie Coppin, Gail Ballman (Captain), Sherry Schweda, Janice Burness. Not pictured:  Terri Barry.

2022 Spring Scramble

2022 Spring Scramble Winners:  Gus Baart and Connie Shimp.  Combind distance from palino was 3 inches.

Summer 2022 Players

RoseMarie Coppin, Dan Urioste, Brian Gurtler
RoseMarie Coppin, Alan Coppin, Brian Gurtler
Don Fecci, Mitch Heller, Joyce Johnson, Rosemary Gaona

Berge and Stu

Berge Goshgarian and Stu Strait in the Fitness Center

2022 Fall League

2022 Fall League Tuesday Division
2022 Fall League Thursday Division

2022 Turkey Shoot Winners

Don Fecci 3/4" from palino
E. J. Wellington 2" from palino
Each won a gift certificate to Slate