Bocce

Welcome to the

 Trilogy Bocce Club

 

BOCCE CLUB OFFICERS: 

Russ Koleski President (480) 654-5102
Pam Vander Heyden Vice President (480) 201-9134
Alan Coppin Treasurer (480) 516-3801
Judy Selesky Secretary (480) 588-6803
Rosemary Gaona Social Chair
(480) 326-7888

                 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

General Membership Meetings 

General Membership Meeting TBD TBD
Board Meeting May 2, 2022, 9:00 AM Pool Side Room
 
Social Events October, 2021 - May, 2022
Friday Night Bocce October 1
Birthday/Anniversary Bash October 16
Friday Night Bocce November 5
Turkey Shoot November 20
Birthday/Anniversary Bash November 20
Friday Night Bocce December 3
Holiday Dinner December 12
Birthday/Anniversary Bash December 18
Friday Night Bocce January 7
Birthday/Anniversary Bash January 15
Friday Night Bocce February 4
Valentine's Day Dance February 12
Birthday/Anniversary Bash February 19
Friday Night Bocce March 4
Spring Scramble March 19
Spring Fling March 27
Friday Night Bocce April 1
Birthday/Anniversary Bash April 16
Friday Night Bocce May 6
Birthday/Anniversary Bash May14

ANNUAL TOURNAMENTS

Fall (Welcome Back Snowbirds) November 12-13    
Men's Memorial
January 14-15    
Women's Memorial January 28-29    
Couples February 18-19    
Bank Ball (Sid Brooks) March 11-12    
No Wall April 8-9    

Bocce Rules

BOCCE RULES OF PLAY
EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO PLAY A GAME
 
1 Palino (small white ball)
2 sets of bocce balls (4 red colored, 4 green colored)
1 measuring can or tape measure
 
OBJECT OF THE GAME
For your team to get your bocce balls closer to the pallino than your opponents
 
TEAMS
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
 
COLOR OF BALLS
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.
 
DETERMINING WHO STARTS GAME
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.
 
SCORING
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
 
START THE GAME
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.
 
PROGRESSION OF GAME
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.
 
RULES OF GAME IN PROGRESS
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.
 
DISPUTE ON WHICH BALL IS CLOSER
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.
 
Rev.5/2010

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 January 22,2022 Minutes
 
 

Bocce Board Minutes

01/03/22 Minutes
02/08/21 Minutes
02/20/21 Minutes
03/02/21 Minutes
04/06/21 Minutes
04/22/21 Minutes
05/04/21 Minutes
09/07/21 Minutes
10/11/21 Minutes

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
 
Players
 
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
 
Players
 
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
Players
 
 
 
 
 

2020 Couples Tournament

2020 Couples Tournament
 
Players
 
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

Participants
 
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

Players
 
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

Participants
 
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.