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411 51st Ave N. & Charlotte Pk.
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beautiful Italian culture
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Bocce Ball at Coco's Italian Market

How to
Play Bocce
The object of the game is to get your balls closest to the pallina or jack “little white ball”
You do this buy rolling your ball as close as possible to the jack and/or
Knocking your opponents ball out of the way and/or
Blocking your opponent from rolling their ball as close as yours.
Shot definitions:
Pointing- rolling the ball for the purpose of getting close enough to the pallino to score a point.

Spocking- a hard throw purposely for hitting opponent’s balls, your balls, or moving the pallino for your own
advantage.

Blocking- placing a ball in a position to make it difficult for your opponent to get to the pallino or score additional
points.

Banking- using the side rails to change the angle of approach to get around blocking balls.
Safe- playing a ball in a manner that will not have a chance to affect the point(s) you currently have.

Setups- placing a ball in a location so that you or your team mate can hit it into a scoring position.
Bocce Courts at Coco's Italian in Nashville, TN
The object of the game is to get your Bocce balls closest to the pallina or “little white ball”
You do this buy rolling your ball as close as possible to the
pallina,
Knocking your opponents ball out of the way and/or
Blocking your opponent from rolling their ball as close as yours. It’s that simple and fun.

Divide players into two teams with 4 red and 4 green balls divided equally between each team of one or two players.

1st. Order a glass of wine or pint of beer.  Put the drink in the opposite of your throwing hand
to maintain proper
balance.


2nd Have the starting team stand within a couple feet from the back wall and throw the small the pallina
just about
half way down the court,  the pallina cant be against the side or back wall.
 Since part of the strategy can be to move
the pallina you do not want to throw it too far because then there is less room to move it down the court.
 Next  the
same player throws the larger bocce ball trying to get as close to the pallina as possible.  If your ball hits the back
wall it is out and can not point, this is a fines
se game of skill and precision not like hitting pins in a bowling alley.

The first ball is considered "inside" because that ball is closer to the pallina than any of the competitors balls and the
other players are considered "outside".  The outside players take turns throwing until they are closer to the pallina
and now considered inside.

After all the balls are thrown the color that is inside is awarded the point.  The scoring team is awarded additional
points for each ball the same color closest to the pallina that is closer than their competitor, so you can get up to four
points.

The first team to the desired points wins and games usually go to 7, 11 or 21 points.  To make it more exciting adjust
the rules where you have to win by 2 points.

Tactics can get quite complex when players have sufficient control over the ball to throw or roll it accurately and as
you get better you can take more risks for greater rewards.

Players are permitted to throw the ball in the air using an underarm action to jump over the opponents balls but
remember a ball that hits the back wall is not in contention to point.  

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Advanced Bocce clinic
http://brittonfalls.boccewebsite.com/Clinics/ADVANCED%20BOCCE%20CLINIC.pdf
Techniques for situations

As you get better  you can take more risks for greater rewards.
Players are permitted to throw the ball in the air using an underarm action. This is generally used to knock either
the jack or another ball away to attain a more favorable position.
Tactics can get quite complex when players have sufficient control over the ball to throw or roll it accurately.

Advanced Bocce clinic
http://brittonfalls.boccewebsite.com/Clinics/ADVANCED%20BOCCE%20CLINIC.pdf