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    Bocce Ball

    Saturdy, 7 AM-----------Tournament starts a 8:30 AM-------------This is what some old folks do on Saturday mornings.
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    Never heard of it. Is it like Petanque?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dubs View Post
    Never heard of it. Is it like Petanque?

    Played in the sand though isn't it. How about French Boules or whatever they call it, that's similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barman View Post
    Played in the sand though isn't it. How about French Boules or whatever they call it, that's similar.
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    Re: Bocce Ball

    that is the Italians favorite game here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubs View Post
    Never heard of it. Is it like Petanque?
    Yes---It is very similar to Petanque, which I play when in New Zealand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barman View Post
    Played in the sand though isn't it. How about French Boules or whatever they call it, that's similar.

    The game is played in the sand, crushed sea shells, pea gravel etc. & is similar to French Boules or Petanque.

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    Re: Bocce Ball

    Cool! All the Italians in the Hood played that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubs View Post
    Never heard of it. Is it like Petanque?
    I played Petanque BEFORE I retired - rather than SINCE.

    There are similarities and dissimilarities. Bocce is played making a short run with the ball in your hand before pitching it, whereas in Petanque you must stand still and make the pitch from a ring, a drawn line on the ground, feet planted upon terra firma. Petanque uses heavy, steel balls ... Bocce is played with light, rather large wooden balls covered with a thin (I presume) metal convering. Tin, perhaps?

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