Bocce

Welcome to the

 Trilogy Bocce Club

 

BOCCE CLUB OFFICERS: 

Dan Urioste President (480) 510-3816
Steve Hill Vice President (480) 221-4931
Alan Coppin Treasurer (480) 516-3801
Judy Selesky Secretary (480) 588-6803
Pat Gallagher Social Chair
(562) 480-1652

                 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

General Membership Meetings 

General Membership Meeting March 29, 2020  
Board Meeting April 7,  4:00 PM Poolside Room
 
Social Events October, 2019 - April, 2020
October 11 Friday Night Bocce/Fall Barbecue
October 19 Birthday/Anniversary Bash
November 1 Friday Night Bocce
November 15-16 Fall Tournament
November 16 Birthday/Anniversary Bash
November 23 Turkey Shoot
December 6 Friday Night Bocce
December 9 Holiday Dinner
December 21 Birthday/Anniversary Bash
January 3 Friday Night Bocce
January 10-11 Men's Memorial Tournament
January 18 Birthday/Anniversary Bash
January 24-25  Women's Memorial Tournament
February 7 Friday Night Bocce
February 14 Valentine's Day Dance
February 21-22 Couples Tournament
March 6 Friday Night Bocce
March 13-14 Bank Ball (Sid Brooks) Tournament 
March 14 Birthday/Anniversary Bash
March 27-28 No Wall Tournament
March 29
Spring Fling
April 3 Friday Night Bocce
April 4 Spring Scramble
April 18 Birthday/Anniversary Bash

 

ANNUAL TOURNAMENTS

Fall (Welcome Back Snowbirds) November  15-16  2019
Men's Memorial
January 10-11  2020
Women's Memorial January 24-25
 2020
Couples February 21-22
 2020
Bank Ball (Sid Brooks) March 13-14
 2020
No Wall March 27-28
 2020

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 March 4, 2018 Minutes
Click here for September 29, 2018 Minutes
Click here for March 2, 2019 Minutes

Bocce Board Minutes

 
01/07/20 Minutes
02/04/20 Minutes
04/02/19 Minutes
05/15/19 Minutes
06/17/19 Minutes
09/03/19 Minutes
10/01/19 Minutes
10/29/19 Minutes
11/05/19 Minutes
12/03/19 Minutes

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.

Old and New League Commissioners

Outgoing Commissioner Bob Epstein
Incoming Commissioners Maria Calvano, Barb Chu, Rita Gwizdalski
 
Outgoing Commissioner Bob Epstein
Incoming Commissioners Maria Calvano and Rita Gwizdalski

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