Top Bocce Ball Master Planned Communities in the Southeast

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December 2, 2014

Written by Margie Casey

Trend setting Baby Boomers at retirement that have taken up the sport of “bocce ball” have discovered how easy and fun it is to play. Bocce ball requires patience and precision skills to succeed in this ancient game. Believed to have originated over 7,000 years ago with Egyptians throwing a round rock at a smaller one, the evolved version follows the same principle of play. The game starts when the selected team player throws the “pallino”(which is a small ball thrown first) which then becomes the target for the game.  Each game has a total of 9 balls, one small ball the “pallino” and 8 “bocce” balls with four going to each team.  The “pallino” is thrown first then each Bocce is played with the goal of placing it as close to the “pallino” as possible.  The object of Bocce is to get as many of the bocci (plural bocce) as close to the “pallino” as possible.  The competitor that gets the closest to the “pallino” scores a point.

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