Stockton, California Nationals 2004
2004 photos provided by Richard Heisler show off volo play at the Nationals in Stockton, California. Above: Top American volo player Ben Tosi struts his stuff.
The volo game uses metal balls and is a very athletic endeavor. To hit in the volo game you must hit the target on the fly - no raffa shooting allowed.
Great courts - great form!
Volo play is very interesting but is not played nearly as much as Raffa or Open Rules Bocce. There are groups on the West Coast who play volo and a few other groups around the country who compete in volo as well. Click the above photo for more info and a pictorial on volo rules and play.
Dave Canclini (one of the tournament organizers) in the men's volo singles competition. Click the above photo to learn about volo speed shooting - a very athletic event in which you must run back and forth for 5 minutes attempting to hit targets on the fly.
At the Stockton Nationals, a concurrent youth tournament was held in the indoor facility of the Italian Athletic Club.
Benjamin Tosi competes in volo singles. Click the photo to view his volo website (BocceVolo.com).