Tag: bocce ball
Hoping for a new trend here at The Day of Games, annual retreats. First stop – Costa Rica! Loving it. Can you ever get too many rivers to drive through, or beaches to relax on, or monkeys to stare at? I think the monkeys here would dominate all forms of leisure sports. Retreats have catchy names though, that’s what’s missing. How about the… “Amazing Week Each Spring Of Manufacturing Enjoyment” … also known as… The AWESOME. Sounds like a winner. I guess the only problem is that this first annual AWESOME took place at the end of winter. Details… details…
Time for scuba. Pura Vida! Still waiting to get my first game of Bocce Ball on!
How to play Bocce Ball:
Watch the video. Or you can just read all the details here…
Toss/Roll/Bounce/Heave/Fling/Throw big balls (Bocce) at the little ball (Pallino). Closer is better.
AREA OF PLAY –
Bocce can be played anywhere – Beach, Park, Backyard, Alleyway; pretty much any open area. Just stick to the “Basics” and only throw Bocce Balls at the Pallino. Do not throw bocce balls at anything else.
COURT SIZE (optional) –
Most people just play Bocce in any open area. The Pallino is tossed and then the Bocce balls follow. If you are interested in building your own official backyard Bocce course, then the dimensions are as follows:
13 foot square box, then a 65×13 foot rectangle, then another 13 foot square box.
Typically, there are boundary walls created around the entire court.
BOCCE BALL RULES PER THE DAY OF GAMES –
There are various ways to play Bocce and many ways to keep score. This is the Day of Games way to play. Bocce can be played 1 vs. 1, 2 vs. 2, 3 vs. 3, 4 vs. 4 or even 5+ vs. 5+ (if you have enough bocce balls). The rules below describe games played one team vs. another team. This can be 1vs.1, 2vs.2, or 4vs.4. If you would like to play Bocce Ball with more than 2 teams the rules are very similar but each person gets their own balls to play with rather than partnering up with a teammate. The rest of the rules are the same with regard to scoring, order, and how to play bocce.
Playing in an open area:
1) Decide which team will toss first.
2) This team will create a line in the playing field and this will act as the foul line. Nobody is allowed to walk past this line until all the Bocce balls are thrown. If someone crosses the foul line this will result in a negative point! (optional rule)
3) Team drawing the line will toss the Pallino into the field of play
4) This same team will act first and throw a Bocce ball at the Pallino. Teams then alternate throws.
5) Once all the Bocce balls have been thrown, the scoring of this round takes place. Only one team is allowed to score in each round. A point is awarded for each ball that is closer to the Pallino than the closest ball of the opponents.
6) Optional Rule – Award 2 points to any ball that is touching the Pallino.
7) The game can be played to 11, 21, or any number you come up with. Win by 2 points.
Playing in a court with boundary walls: Same rules apply as above with these additions -
The Pallino cannot hit the back wall on its initial toss. It is allowed to hit the back wall during game play.
9) Thrown Bocce balls cannot hit the back wall. This is considered out of boundaries and the ball is dead.
Are you looking for a San Francisco Bocce Ball League? The best advice I can offer is for you to look into the Dogdaze Leisure Sports Leagues. This new league in San Francisco will be played at a park near The Marina. There may be other bocce locations in other parts of town, but right now the bocce games will be played at the park — overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. How sweet is that? This league is different from other bocce leagues since bocce isn’t the only game being played. Dogdaze Leisure Sport Leagues include other tailgate games so there is something new and exciting each week. This rec league is about 7 weeks long and is UNDER $50! If you are sick of bocce then the next week is horseshoes, and then cornhole, etc. San Francisco rec leagues are always a good time and this is totally different than that kickball league you were thinking of joining.
You wanna sign up? Check out - Dogdaze Leisure Sports Leagues.
One of the great things about joining a SF bocce league is that you can meet new people in the city and this is a game that EVERYONE can play. How hard can it be? All you need to do is throw a big ball at a little ball. Sooo simple.
This rec league is pretty cheap compared to the other options in San Francisco. Why shell out $75 for a dodgeball league or kickball league… when you can just go out and play bocce ball! Its way easier to actually meet people, talk about things, and less physical play is required.
Throwing things at other things is just easier! Come out and join the SF Dogdaze Leisure Sports League. Bocce ball is one of the featured sports. New rec league in San Francisco – come have fun!
Want to join a Los Angeles Bocce Ball League? What you should probably do is check out the Dogdaze Leisure Sports Leagues. The league in Los Angeles has been around for a couple years and they play on the sand overlooking the Pacific Ocean. How could this not be fun? The league isn’t like other bocce leagues where you play the same game over and over again. The Dogdaze league includes many other tailgate sports so you don’t get bored playing bocce. Each week you get to play a new game that involves throwing something at something else. This is the Los Angeles Rec League that you have been searching for. The league takes place in Marina del Rey which is next to Venice Beach, close to Santa Monica, and nowhere near Hollywood. Joining is easy. Just go to Dogdaze Leisure Sports Leagues.
The best part about joining a bocce team is that the game is so easy. How tough could it be to throw a big rock at another little rock. Playing bocce on the beach makes it even easier. There is no rolling which is what makes playing bocce on the grass so difficult. Bocce is actually a super popular game among those who frequent the beach a lot and enjoy playing beach sports. This LA Bocce League is great to meet new people in the area, or just go relax with your buddies. What could be a better thing to do in LA than go to the beach and watch the sunset.
So check out the Dogdaze Leisure Sports Leagues. Bocce is one of the featured sports!
The Super Bowl is today and people should be out tailgating in full force. What is better than playing tailgate games while waiting for the grill to heat up and filling up those little square in your Super Bowl pool. What games should you be playing today? How about some bocce ball. Not sure what size bocce set to use? Check out this sizing chart which should help out in your bocce decision making.
The size of a bocce ball is measured in millimeters (mm) and across the diameter. They come in all sorts of sizes but the most common are 73mm, 90mm, 100mm, and 107mm. The professionals use 107mm but those are pretty bulky so most backyard players just stick with a 100mm high quality resin bocce ball.
What are these bocce ball things made of?
The standard material of a bocce ball is a poly-resin composite. Have you ever been bowling — its just like that bowling ball you sling down the lane. There are also steel bocce balls that are better known as petanque, and plastic sets that are great for kids or for the beach. Have you tried beach bocce? It rules.
BOCCE BALL LEAGUES:
Bocce leagues are also springing up all over the place. Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, San Diego, Denver are just a few of the cities that offer great bocce leagues. The Day of Games has the DogDaze leagues which feature bocce games. Its a great way to meet other people in the area and a great excuse to get outside and enjoy some fresh air.
The Bocce Ball designs are getting slapped on the packaging right now! Why would you buy another bocce set after laying your eyes on this sleek set. We know you won’t be thirsty while playing, so all of our gear comes with koozies and a bottle opener. Enjoy!
DOG DAZE LA – The Leisure Sports League of Los Angeles is only 2 weeks away from the first event. With 7 teams currently signed up, there is still room for a few more team. There has also been interest in a Leisure Sports League San Diego so the planning has already begun. Can’t wait to step out on the sand.
You can still rsvp here, or email in your team details.
See you out there.
Back in LA for the summer and what better way to enjoy the weather than setting up a leisure sports league? In between website design, trying to find products, and attending Dodgers games, it will be nice to hang out and relax at the beach.
Thinking about Cornhole, Bocce, Horseshoes, Olympic Events, Bowling, Beer Pong, Ladder Golf, Frisbee Golf, Beach Golf, Washers, Smashball, maybe some others.