The Nation's Top Bocce Players Will Compete on the Hill Next Week

Jun 23, 2018 830

BY: Alison Gold

Bocce ball games of ancient Rome have nothing on the national tournament the Italia-America Bocce Club (2210 Marconi Avenue) will host on the Hill next week. Players from across the United States will travel to St. Louis and compete from June 25 to June 30 for their chance to qualify for advancement into the world tournament. This will be the seventh time the local organization will host the tournament. The most recent time was in 2014.

While registration was open to all comers, note the past tense on that sentence — even the late registration deadline was June 8. But you can bet many of your fellow St. Louisans did sign up and will be competing to do the city proud.

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