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Three nice looking courts at Oakledge Park are home for the Burlington Bocce Club (Vermont). Photos by Club President Zander Ponzo who tells me that the structures between courts are shelves and used mostly used to hold things like scoreboards and tape measures. That's Lake Champlain in the background.

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Club members in action. In addition to bocce, Oakledge Park offers a beach area, tennis courts, bike paths, and other recreational amenities.

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Another view - the courts look to be neatly nestled into the environment. The three 80' by 11' courts are top dressed with Har-Tru.

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Zander Ponzo, bocce player, outdoorsman, and leader of the Burlington Bocce clan.

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This photo and the following were taken by yours truly as I visited the venue to meet the players and play in a tourney.

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Posting news keeps the club members and visitors informed.

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Inexpensive scoreboards do the trick.

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Club members get the combination to the lock box where bocce balls and accessories are stored.

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We've seen variations of this ball rack before.

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Seats built into the court's corners.

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View shows court # on the triangle at center, lock box behind, corner seats, and rubber backboard to absorb impact. No swing board.

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Better look at the court # and rubber on backboards.

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One of the good people I met in Vermont was New Zealander Eric McFerran, now of Summit, NJ. He was sporting a Joy of Bocce cap from CafePress. It always makes me smile when I travel and see someone with a Joy of Bocce item or my book. I recommended my newsletter to one Burlington player who said "Oh, I've been getting it for years." {To see other items with the nifty Joy of Bocce logo, click the photo of the good-looking chap above.}

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