The Joy of Bocce Weekly
In This Issue: Vol. XI, Issue 34 - December 3, 2012 
•   Notes from the publisher
•   Bocce product of the week
•   Bocce news and readers' feedback...
•   Photos of the week
•   Bortolin Bocce Ball Lifter / Delucchi Bocce Caddy
•   Tournament update
Notes from the publisher
The weekly Ezine for bocce aficionados everywhere
Volume 11, Issue #34 - December 3, 2012
Publisher: Mario Pagnoni Copyright 2012
76 Emsley Terrace, Methuen, MA 01844 (vm 800-211-1202 ext 4949)

Hello again bocce gang,

We've done another corporate outing at St. Regis in Bal Harbour (Miami Beach) Florida. Photos in this issue.

We're smack in the middle of corporate bocce outing season. If you'd like to host one for team building, etc., send us an email: .

Meanwhile, Mike Grasser is here putting in our four new polyurethane courts. We hope to open our new building in January of 2013. More news next issue.

Stay close and always be up front,
Mario Pagnoni (The Bocce Guy)

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Bocce news and readers' feedback...
{Publisher's comments in brackets}

This from Santino DiPalma...

Santino DiPalma, Sports director of the Ciociaro Social Club in Woodbridge Ontario wanted me to forward on his application for the 22nd Nino D'Aversa Bakery Bocce Tournament taking place on December 8th-9th!!

Tournament details
-3 players per team
-entry fee $120 per team
-double elimination format
-open rules with back board dead
-1st place $2000 with a $4240 total prize GUARANTEED

I have attached the application to the email and if you have any question you can call Santino DiPalma directly at 416-743-2355 or the Ciociaro Club at 905-851-6905. You can also reply to me by e-mail and I can forward on your request.

Best regards and hope to see you there

Pat Pezzin


Check out the ClubHawk Gold Measure with the ACCU-ARM


Palazzo di Bocce newsletter


Mario- Attached is info for the tourney I am putting on next February - March at Campo di Bocce of Livermore. First Place is a trip to Rome, ITALY! We will be taking 128 teams of 2! The format will be single elimination, and the participants can never have played in the USBF National Championship! Come one, come all! This Bocce tournament is for the people!

Local and National sponsorships are available from as little as $100! Tens of thousands of people will be exposed to this event! Itís time to put Bocce on the map once and for all!

Please listen to my commercial as well!!

Ciao for now and Aloha!

Benjamin Musolf
Campo di Bocce
408-857-0074 Cellular




Top Flight Perfetta 4 - ball sets


Mario in Athens and on Facebook???


John Kelly writes...

"SunNFun Sarasota Resort and RV Campground is building bocce courts and starting a bocce club."

{Awesome! Send pictures ASAP.}


Awesome Glo Bocce Light Up Balls - 107 mm

{This set weighs almost 12 lbs. So these are NOT cheap light weight balls. They can be crashed together hard without fear of breaking a ball or the electronics.}



"I have a set of Bocce Balls and the Pallino is reddish brown. Not easy to see in grass or at evening. Have you had any one paint the pallino white? If so what did they use or can I buy just the Pallino?"

{You can get 40 mm, 50 mm, and 60 mm pallinos at - try this one }




We should all be card carrying members. Every club should be affiliated. For the sport to gain the attention it needs we need to boast of many thousands of members. Download a USBF Membership Application here: . or



More Bocce in the Park...

Perfetta Club Pro set of 4 red, 4 green, pallino, carry bag...

Bortolin Bocce Ball Lifter / Delucchi Bocce Caddy
You have seen Mike Delucchi's ingenious Bocce Caddy, now view Lucio Bortolin's Bocce Lifter - both are outstanding products!

"From the beautiful Sycamore in IL, I'm writing to you to congratulate for the good job you are doing with 'The Joy of Bocce', our members of the 'Bella Vita Bocce Club' enjoy all the interesting articles you publish.

We have in my property a 75'x10' outdoor court with limestone surface that after 8 years is perfectly flat and leveled. We have 15 guys and play every Thursday.
Also since one of the guys has a back problem I designed a 'Bocce Ball Lifter' for him, I have an Architectural and Ornamental Metalwork company - - so this was pretty straightforward for me, in addition I play with a Dell Webb community people - 740 players - and they also started using it with great success, so I decided to offer this product to you to be display in your web site if you think it is interesting.

Below some highlights of the product:
* Can lift any ball size.
* Can lift the pallino.
* Stands straight up.
* Very light and sturdy.
* Any color upon request.
* Priced at only $48.00
* Free S&H
* If requested, a hook for hanging can be welded to the shaft for $4.00
Attached please find some photos.

My best,
Lucio Bortolin"

Check out Mike Delucchi's fine product as well - click below to view.

See Mike Delucchi's Bocce Caddy

Bocce product of the week
Precision Bocce Measures

Choose the Clubhawk Gold, Henselite Bowls, or Premier Boule Measure. You can't go wrong with any of the three choices. Once a bocce aficionado has a set of bocce balls and my book, the next logical acquisition is a first-rate measure.

Each retails for $26.95 plus $6.00 shipping and will be shipped US Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope.

Click the photo for more info, pictures, etc.

OR check out

Click to go to merchandise order...then scroll down a bit...

Photos of the week
Photos by Joe Quartarone of . They show off a 60 person corporate outing at St. Regis in Miami Beach. Check out the photos and contact for a corporate outing in your neck of the woods!

Click for a look at this week's photos...

Tournament update
{chronological order}



Please - anyone running a tournament - do me a favor - put a notice near your tourney bracket board informing players that they can go to and "opt in" for my FREE Ezine on bocce. Click the logo to the right to opt in if you do not already receive this ezine every Monday.


Please consider designating someone as "official event photographer" and directing that person to send snapshots for us to reproduce as photos of the week. Our readers love seeing bocce action from around the continent.


December 8 & 9, 2012 - Ciociaro Social Club - Ontario. Open Bocce Tournament - 3-player teams. Contact Santino DiPalma @ 416-743-2335.


January 19 & 20, 2013 - Florida - Key West. The Southernmost Bocce League tournament. This is Martin Luther Kings' birthday weekend. We can work with tournament entrants in obtaining hotel packages and tours. We expect slots to fill quickly! Two player teams. $100/team Double elimination. $1500 purse based on 40 teams. Contact Neil Mellies 305 304-6595

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Check out the first-rate equipment we offer. The finest measuring devices for bocce (made in UK by Prohawk for lawn bowling, petanque, and bocce) - the finest bocce balls in the world (made in Italy by Perfetta) and the number one selling instructional book on bocce in America - Check them out.
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