The Joy of Bocce Weekly
In This Issue: Vol. XII, Issue 2 - January 21, 2013 
•   Notes from the publisher
•   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 12, Issue #2 - January 21, 2013
Publisher: Mario Pagnoni Copyright 2013
76 Emsley Terrace, Methuen, MA 01844 (vm 800-211-1202 ext 4949)

Hello Bocce Lovers Everywhere!

Well...we're still on hold with our new Sons of Italy facility. We're working on an occupancy permit and we hope to get things going shortly. We still need some fencing around the courts and a few minor touch-ups, but we are very excited about the place. We're hoping for a February start date.

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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}


March 2, 2013 - United States Pallino D'Oro. Guilford Lake Grille. Contact Mike Grasser @ 248-505-4744.


March 3, 2013 - North American Pallino D'Oro - Guilford Lake Grille. Contact Mike Grasser @ 248-505-4744.


Got a pleasant email from old friend Lew Scialdone who wants to come and play at our courts in Methuen. After that I got another email from his friend Gloria who hopes to bring some of the Albany, NY women to play at our courts. Sure thing - Come on down - once we get our occupancy permit we'll try and set up a time when you could visit. It will be great fun! Others who want to take a trip - send us an email.}


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! Its 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




I am a new subscriber to your Joy of Bocce news letter, as of today.

My partners and I have a 3500 sf restaurant specializing in rustic Italian food and Neapolitan pizza in Omaha, Ne.

Dante Ristorante Pizzeria.

We put in a small bocce court approx 6x40 with synthetic turf in our bar area. Dante has the only indoor court in at least 150 mile radius.

We run bocce leagues Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights year around that are very popular. Currently we have 22 teams that play in our Winter leagues.

I see in your newsletter you will announce tournaments. We have our 3 year anniversary tournament coming up on Feb 3rd.

I have included a PDF attachment and would appreciate you posting our tournament in your newsletter.

Thank you,
Mike Laferla
C 402-686-9669

{Great to see some bocce played in Omaha! Haven't sold many books in Nebraska over the last dozen years.}


Check out the ClubHawk Gold Measure with the ACCU-ARM


The Showdown Series is BACK!!

Earn West Cup Points at the Showdown Series! Sign up today! Registration forms are attached to this email!!!

You DO NOT want to get shut out!

The Sunday Showdown Series is back! From February to October, you can test your skills in one on one PRV against the best in the West! The Showdown Series is yet another tool to measure and assist in ranking the top players in the Western Sector.

Men and women will compete in separate events, with a maximum of 12-24 women and 12-24 men competing in two games at each monthly event. All Showdown events will be pool play, with ranking points being awarded for every game won during the event. Registration will be on a first come, first served basis, and your spot will only be held with payment for your desired week(s). There will be no refunds for pre-paid weeks, therefore it is the players responsibility to find a replacement and sell your spot. There will be no cash prizes. The cost per week is $20 to cover facility expenses for the weekly events. All events will be held at Campo di Bocce of Livermore or IAC Stockton. The West Cup Finals will take place on October 27, at Campo di Bocce of Livermore. Based on individual points earned in showdown series and other 2013 tournaments, the top 8 ranked men and women will be invited to compete for West Cup Champion. Be sure to sign up soon, this is will fill up fast! Contact Campo di Bocce of Livermore today so you can become the next West Cup Champion!

Tiebreaker dates are tentatively scheduled for 10/6 and 10/20 (exact date, time and location will be determined by West Cup Committee).


Get your registration forms in TODAY!! .

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

Heather Veon
Club Relations
925*605*3886 eFax


This from Tom McNutt - ...

Washington state's largest one day bocce tournament, the 11th Bellingham Bay Bocce Tournament to be held April 20th, 2013. Contact Tom at 360.224.2909 or .



Top Flight Perfetta 4 - ball sets


These are the BEST SELLERS!

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.}


Guy De Santis sends news...

On Sunday February 10th starting at 8:00 AM the Mount Vernon Bocce Club will host its annual Winter Classic Tournament. We can only accept a maximum of 16 teams (1st come 1st served). 4 person teams, round robin format. $50.00 entry fee (includes food and beverage). Please reserve a spot if you are planning on attending as team or as an individual.

Contact Guy @ 914-310-8814




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




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

Photos of the week
Hi Mario,

Thought you might find this interesting. We built these courts (bocce & horseshoe) a couple of years ago when we first moved into the house. Ill look around for original images of the woods where this is now built, needless to say it was quite overgrown and since the house we live in was built back in the mid 1700s this area was what they must have used as a dumping ground. We pulled everything from old farm tools to parts from turn of the century vehicles, personally I think this is much better use of the space.

We originally surfaced the bocce court with stone dust over compacted stone, this worked alright ,but was never a great surface, this year we went with an 1 cover of Har-Tru and what a difference, it has changed the entire game for us, and are very pleased with the results.

The court itself is 90' x 11' (just couldn't make it any wider) & fully lit for night games, we also added the benches this year.

Just wanted to drop you a line and thank you for the great reads on your site, it's what spurred me on to take it to the next level.


Russell Bledsoe

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

Tournament update
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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.


January 26, 2013 - California - IAC Stockton - RAFFA 2 MEN 1 WOMAN PLAYERS. Contact Mike Croce @ 209-466-0541


February 2, 2013 - California = Waterloo - Stockton. OPEN 4 PLAYERS - contact David Canclini @ 209-957-3314.


February 3, 2013 - Nebraska - Omaha. Super Bowl III Round Robin Tournament. Dante Pizzeria Napoletana. Contact Mike @ 402-932-3078 or . .


February 10 - October 27, 2013 - California Showdown. Campo di Bocce Livermore. Contact Heather Veon @ 925-249-9800. Http:// .


February 10, 2013 - Yonkers Mount Vernon Bocce Club will host its annual Winter Classic Tournament.
Maximum of 16 teams (1st come 1st served). 4 person teams, round robin format. $50.00 entry fee (includes food and beverage). Contact Guy @ 914-310-8814.

February 16, 2013 - California Campo Los Gatos. OPEN 2 MEN 2 WOMEN PLAYERS. Contact Cassie Baron @ 408-395-7650.


February 18 to March 25, 2013 - California - Livermore Campo di Bocce. The Road to Rome. Contact Ben Musolf at Campo di Bocce @ 408-857-0074.


February 23, 2013 - California - IAC Stockton. RAFFA 3 PLAYERS. Contact Romano Lotti @ 209-951-8256.


February 24, 2013 - California - Justin Herman Plaza - VOLO 1 PLAYER Combination. Contact Benji Tosi @ 415-238-7995.


March 2, 2013 - US Pallino D'Oro. Guilford Lake Grille. Contact Mike Grasser @ 248-505-4744.


March 3, 2013 - NA Pallino D'Oro - Guilford Lake Grille. Contact Mike Grasser @ 248-505-4744.


March 16, 2013 - California - Waterloo Stockton - OPEN 4 PLAYERS B PLAYERS ONLY. Contact David Canclini @ 209-957-3314.


March 23, 2013 - California - IAC Stockton - RAFFA 3 PLAYERS. Contact Rick Wagstaff @ 209-296-6151.


March 24, 2013 - California - Justin Herman Plaza - VOLO 1 PLAYER Singles. Contact Benji Tosi @ 415-238-7995.


March 30, 2013 - California - East Portal Sac. OPEN 4 PLAYERS. Contact Bob Martinez @ 916-717-1947.


April 6, 2013 - California - IAC Womens Aux. OPEN 4 WOMEN PLAYERS. Contact Shirley Croce @ 209-466-0541.


April 7, 2013 - California - Campo Livermore - WESTERN SECTOR MEETING 10 am. Contact Vern Cooper @ 916-550-2526.


April 20, 2013 - Washington - Bellingham. Washington state's largest one day bocce tournament, the 11th Bellingham Bay Bocce Tournament to be held April 20th, 2013. Contact Tom @ Boccemon. 360.224.2909 http:,, .

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