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2014 Bocce Tournaments

July 18-20, 2014
Bocce Classic XX
2625 County Line Rd.
Kettering, Ohio 45430
Contact Kevin Sorice at 937-475-0357

August 22 -23-24, 2014
The 31st Annual Cleveland Challenge Cup of Bocce
The Wickliffe Italian American Club
Wickliffe, OH
Contact: Paul DiCiccio at (440) 552 - 1865


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30th ANNUAL PAT O'BRIEN CHEVROLET CLEVELAND CHALLENGE
CUP OF BOCCE
The Wickliffe Italian American Home, Wickliffe, OH

Team Palazzo 777 - Jason Wisniewski, Jose Botto, Pat Concordia, and Pat Pezzin


30th ANNUAL PAT O'BRIEN CHEVROLET CLEVELAND CHALLENGE
CUP OF BOCCE
The Wickliffe Italian American Home, Wickliffe, OH

Val Korosec, Vi Rupena, Rick Continenza (Club President), Brianne Ciasullo, Margie Miller Ciasullo, and Tournament Director Gino Latessa


2013 IMBS 4-Person TOURNAMENT, Koppel, PA

Jeff, Chip, Lisa and Levi


2012 Rome, New York World Series of Bocce Champions
Wickliffe Italian and American Club


Brian Polantz, Gino Marulli, Pete Russo, Marco Cignarale



2012 ELLWOOD CITY FESTIVAL CHAMPS


Team IMBS - Danny, S
ean, Lisa and Jimmy



1st Place 6th Annual 4th of July YOUTH BOCCE TOURNAMENT
EWING PARK, ELLWOOD CITY,  PA


TEAM usabocce.com - Ross Wyszomierski and Mike Rue




USABOCCE.COM  and the Bessemer Croatian Club
SPECIAL OLYMPICS TOURNAMENT RESULTS:


GOLD MEDAL -  JJ's / Farrell Italian Home

JJ's / Farrell Italian Home
Fred, Mike, Don and Bob





The 27th Annual Cleveland Challenge CUP OF BOCCE
at the Italian - American Club, Wickliffe, OH

Cup Of Bocce Champions
Rainbow Creek #24, Toronto, Canada

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Senator John Heinz History Centerís Second Annual Bocce Tournament and Festival

HEINZ CHAMPS
Joe Palumbo, Gene Giotto, History Center President & CEO Andy Masich, Jim Sacco and Tom Giotto

More than 1,500 spectators enjoyed the Senator John Heinz History Centerís Second Annual Bocce Tournament and Festival on Sat., Aug. 20, in the Strip District. Visitors indulged in Italian food provided by The Common Plea and danced to Italian-themed music from Pure Gold, Vito DiSalvo & Daniella Pasquini, and Jimmy Sapienzaís Five Guys Named Moe throughout the day.  Nearly 30 bocce teams competed against each other on specially constructed bocce courts to raise funds and awareness for the History Centerís Italian American Endowed Fund, which is dedicated to preserving the history and culture of Italian Americans in Western Pennsylvania. The bocce squad from the law firm Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC took the first place prize, while W.G. Tomko battled to a second-place finish. All prize winnings totaling $10,000 were generously donated back to the History Center.

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McFarland Wisconsin Youth Bocce League - Summer 2011

Bocce Kids
Molly Caviezel,  Gina Ruchti, Jered Green, Spenser Ross, Elliot King




IMBS 2011 Koppel, PA 4-Man Tournament

Tournament Champions
Danny, Stuey, Mooch and Harp




2011 CASCADE PARK ITALIAN FESTIVAL BOCCE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS

Cascade Park Italian Festival Winners
Mike, Greg, Harp and Debo




2011 KOPPEL IMBS 2-man BOCCE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS

Cascade Park Italian Festival Winners
Chip and Karl



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Bocce . . . Americans Newest Team Sport

What do you think of when you hear the word "bocce"? Little old Italian men tossing balls on a dusty court? For years, bocce was considered the game of Italian immigrants. Today, it has become one of the country's newest team sports, it is now a part of the World Corporate Games and is an event in the Special Olympics. In other words, bocce is coming to town !

Bocce may be America's newest sport, but it is one of the world's oldest games.  Over the ages, bocce has changed from a crude sport played with round rocks, or even coconuts, to today's game with composite or metal balls.  Bocce also has had many names: " lawn bowling", "nine pins", "skittles" and "pentaque", to name a few, and has been played by many rules.

The USAbocce.com goals are to bring bocce to a higher level of professional participation by seeking out U.S. bocce tournaments and to connect US leagues for men and women. Bocce is a great game for people who cannot participate in strenuous physical activity, but who like a game with a high intensity level. Bocce players don't need the size or strength that is so important in other sports..

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" A YOUNGER GENERATION TAKES UP BOCCE"
by David Mitchell

Ellwood City Festival Youth Tournament

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The Ellwood City Arts, Crafts and Food Festival
is an event held annually in beautiful Ewing Park in Ellwood City, PA. Usually spanning a three day period during the 4th of July holiday, the festival also plays host to a major Bocce tournament.

Typically 25-30 four-person teams participate in the tournament.  Included in this year's tournament were teams representing Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.

At this year's tournament, to my surprise, I watched a dozen or so young people practicing on the courts, after the tournament had ended. I soon discovered that they conduct another tournament the following day at the same Bocce facility.  This year they held their 4th Annual post 4th of July Youth Tournament.

These young guys and gals take the game seriously.  The entry fee is $10 per player.  They start off with a round robin two-person team, then seed each team into a double elimination tournament - winners take all.  I would imagine these kids range in age between 12 and 16 years old.  They played basically a smart game by calling every shot and knowing when to hit and when to lay in a bocce shot. Bocce Youth Tournament Transportation   The only difference between the novices and the tournament regulars - was their mode of transportation.  Instead of arriving by automobile, they arrived via scooters and bicycles.  I would like to commend Matt Morella who started this Post 4th of July Youth Tournament 4-years ago.  I hope many more young players read this article and continue learning, playing and growing to the popularity of Bocce.

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