Villa Cesare in Schererville will host an indoor bocce league starting Oct. 4. Open to all levels of skill and experience, the league will convene at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday for seven weeks. Two games will be played each night, with a single elimination playoff in Week 7. Teams of four play each game, but more than four members are allowed on the r...

Bocce. The game is ancient. It dates back to 5000 BC, at least. And although it originated in Egypt, it’s considered thoroughly Italian. That’s because when Greek colonists introduced it to the Roman Empire, the game put down some serious roots in what is now modern Italy. It quickly became the chosen sport of nobility and statesmen, then spread th...

Our Fall Bocce Tournament is set to begin on Thursday, September 6th and on six to eight consecutive Thursdays (weather permitting). Get a team of 2 or 4 players together and join the fun! 16 teams would be ideal, but we require a minimum of 8 teams to run it. Alternate players will be allowed so rounds played can be consistent. Registration is Req...

When it comes to bocce, you can call it a comeback. The old Italian sport was not too popular on the Island for many years, but Angelina's Ristorante drastically changed that with its own bocce league. "It started five years ago and what really made me want to do it is I'm a big contributor to Staten Island University Hospital and a good friend of...

Methuen’s Mario Pagnoni was a teacher, mentor, coach, umpire, author, event organizer and — above all else — a lover of bocce. But his friends will point out another hidden talent: Singer. Well, they might put air-quotes around the word ‘talent.’ But whenever Pagnoni stepped on a bocce court, it was always the same old song and dance.   “Every time...

There’s no such thing as a casual bocce match at the Sons of Italy, Gabriele D’Annunzio Lodge 321 in Rotterdam. At least not for some in the men’s league. Pat Corniello, one longtime player with the league and member of the Sons of Italy often finds himself hollering advice at other players.  “He’s the biggest advice giver, whether you like it or n...

The Sons of Italy was abuzz with activity on Saturday with 18 bocce teams battling it out in the second annual CompTechPCS/SOI No. 1169 BocceFest Scholarship Tournament. The tournament has become a good tuneup for a large tournament to be held in Lake County in two weeks. “We’re practicing the four-on-four format,” said Holly Hilvers from Lexington...

The Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip District will host the ninth annual Bocce Tournament and Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 11. More than 40, four-person bocce teams will compete. A bowling sport of precision and accuracy, bocce was popularized in Pittsburgh by Italian American immigrants who settled in the region at the turn o...

One of the biggest draws of the Undo's Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival, not only this year, but in years pas is the Bocce Tournament. Players from out of state, including places like Pittsburgh, travel to Wheeling to participate. The weekend's competition began with a special needs tournament on Friday morning inside WesBanco Arena.  Th...

Saturday, August 11, 2018. Parking lot across from the Heinz History Center and Hampton Inn & Suites - 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. Come play some bocce for a worthy cause this summer at the History Center’s Ninth Annual Bocce Tournament and Festival. All proceeds from the event benefit the Italian American Program, which is dedicat...