Playing a game doesn't get more Italian than bocce. "The game of bocce is a very, very simple game," said Giuseppe DeLucia of North Haven. Several times a week a large group gathers to play bocce at the East Haven Italian-American Club. The club has an indoor court which allows them to play year-round.   The majority of the men who...

The United States Bocce Federation today announced the selection of Campo di Bocce of Livermore to host the 2016 National Bocce Championships slated for June 25th through July 2nd this coming year.  This is the 5th time Campo di Bocce will have hosted this national sporting event.   "One of the reasons Campo di Bocce was chosen to host...

by Victoria L. Cann   On Saturday, bocce ball teams and spectators gathered at Ferguson Memorial Park to participate in the annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Bocce Tournament. "This is the biggest it has been. We have 15 teams this year," said Carl Felosa, festival board member. "It's the best year we've had. We had plenty...

Ferragosto, the mid-August Italian holiday, is celebrated in Italy with picnics and informal outdoor gatherings. The Italian Cultural Center invites you, and your family, to a picnic-style celebration to be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Tartan Park in Lake Elmo, on Saturday, August 10, 2013. The ICC event will take place near the bocce courts and...

Bocce has been a staple in Little Italy for as long as anyone can remember. But it was always a game the old folks played. "I never played as a kid," says Francis Blatterman, who helps run the Tuesday and Wednesday night Little Italy Bocce League at the D'Alesandro Park courts, off Stiles Street.   "Some of the older men, they played."&...

New Jersey BOCCE Invitational will be held on June 21, 2014 at Colonial Park in Franklin, NJ. The start time is 10am. One of the founders of the New Jersey BOCCE Invitational, Frank Valanzola, was a lifelong HRC parishioner.   Nine years ago, he & Pat DeChirico had the vision to start the Invitational with the mission of supporting worth...

By Olena Goncharova  Robert Zitelli has managed to find a way to combine a favorite sport with a good cause. Last weekend, the organization he started — Athletes of Action — held its fourth bocce tournament in McKees Rocks to raise money to provide scholarships for graduating seniors from Montour and Sto-Rox high schools. Over the past s...

Jan 7, 2016 between 6:00 to 8:00PM is Bocce registration night for all teams and individuals interested in participating in the Spring campaign which starts week of January 10th. Registration night will include the collection of bocce, membership renewals and new memberships fees. All fees must be paid by the start of the season. &n...

by Mark Zaretsky   The tight-knit bunch down at the beachside John Barone Bocce Court along the boardwalk thought they were doing a nice thing when they planted a little vegetable garden adjacent to the court. They just don't understand the mentality of people who walk around wrecking other people's good work. After coming up with...

by Greg Schulzetenberg   It's been an important tradition of my Iron Range Italian in-laws to take the sport of bocce on vacation. Why not? It's a fantastic, laughter-filled game that can be easily adapted to seasons, various climates and interesting terrain. Outside the weight of the bag, including eight large balls and one small jack...