Waterloo Gun and Bocci Club (California)
Waterloo Gun and Bocci Club is about 3 miles east of Highway 99 (near Stockton) just left off of Highway 88 at 4343 N. Ashley Lane - 209-931-0323. Photos courtesy of Richard & Barbara Heisler.
The facility includes a function hall, bar and dining area. For the Heislers' description of an event detailed in Joy of Bocce Weekly V 6 Issue 5, click the above photo.
No matter where the venue, you always need a cheerful and competent organizer like tournament director Dave Canclini.
Four indoor courts with ceilings high enough for volo play.
According to the Heislers..."Four courts inside were constructed using clay and oyster shells. These 'dirt' courts were replaced in 1998 with a concrete base-polyurethane topping."
The gallery - note the safety fencing.
Looks like they use the international rule where you can step on but not completely over the foul line.
They actively promote the game to youngsters hereabouts - a good move!
The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat show up at every venue!
The Heislers (Richard & Barbara) hooked up with Mitch Villierme & Frances Allen to form Team Bocce iNK.