The Joy of Bocce Weekly
In This Issue: Vol. XII, Issue 3 - February 4, 2013 
•   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 12, Issue #3 - February 4, 2013
Publisher: Mario Pagnoni Copyright 2013
76 Emsley Terrace, Methuen, MA 01844 (vm 800-211-1202 ext 4949)

Hello Bocce Lovers!

We've finally got our occupancy permit and leagues will be starting Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and more.

Our first league started Sunday, February 3rd. After that there are morning and evening leagues just about every day. If you want to come and visit - that would be great. Send us an email or come by to see what all the fuss is about! We still have a few kinks to work out, but things look bright for us!

If you'd like to join a league or host a party or team building event etc., send us an email: .

Log on to to register for league play.

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}

Hi Mario,

I have been a proud supporter for the joy of bocce and a proud owner of the autographed book. I am a member of the Stoneham Appian club, as you know we have a bocce court outside of the club.

Bocce has been a very important part of my life, my grandfather always had a court and my dad always had a court at their cottages. Countless memories I will always cherish. I am doing my best to carry on the tradition in my own special way.

I wanted to let you know I am hosting a Winter Classic event this Saturday the 26th which will feature Ice Hockey Games and possibly the first "Ice Bocce" Tournament for our family and friends on the pond in the back of my house. I will take pictures and keep you posted !

Larry Maganzini
Medford, MA

{Awesome! Like to see the photos!}


Hi Mario,

I love the weekly newsletter! Thanks for all your hard work. I live in Northern Virginia and I am looking for a construction company with experience building bocce courts.

Do you know of any in this area?


Can you post this on your newsletter?

Thanks so much!

Robert Holley

{Contact Robert @ }



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.


Palazzo di Bocce Valentine Day


Western Sector February Newsletter


GBC has joined your e-zine, thanks for all the great information!

We have a posting for your tournament page, and have attached a flyer explaining the details.

Gildone Bocce Club is sponsoring a fun-oriented “pick-up” tournament Sunday, February 17, 2013 at The Bocce Club in Freeway Lanes, Wickliffe, Ohio with check-in starting at 11:00 am.

For details, email Robert Gildone at:


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! It’s 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




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 player’s 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


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


This from Jerry South...

Since bocce will be a demonstration sport in the national senior games in Cleveland (July), I think I will be better suited to compete there. If there are any locals over 50 who are interested in forming a team, please let me know. Brian is the only person I know in the Cleveland area but he is under 50 and not eligible to play with the old folks. The California senior games will be held in May with raffa doubles for men and women, without age category....just have 50. Under the rules, I as an 80 year old can play down age but younger players can't play up age. This really does not matter since I play with all ages every week. Ron Jacobs and I will put together a 75+ team for the open competition which we won last year.

I hope that there will be strong interest in Cleveland for the senior games. For the first time bocce is being recognized as a competitive sport by a national organization. If we are ever going to gain sponsorship we have to shake that image of wine and pizza and rolling on 65 foot courts.

Sorry about my sermon!

Best ever,


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

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
Great shots of a court in Peabody. Massachusetts...

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.


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 13, 2013 - California - Penn Valley. OPEN 4 PLAYERS. Contact Stefano Landini @ 530-264-7030.


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:,, .


April 20, 2013 - California - IACC South City OPEN 3 PLAYERS. Contact Matt Nestari @ 650-278-6591.


April 27, 2013 - California - IAC Stockton Elkhrn. RAFFA 1 WOMAN. Contact JoAnn Jacobs @ 209-957-1223.


April 28, 2013 - California - Justin Herman Plaza. VOLO - 1 PLAYER Precision. Contact Benji Tosi @ 415-238-7995.


May 4, 2013 California - PIASC San Mateo - RAFFA - 3 MEN PLAYERS. Contact Mario Conti @ 650-589-7179.


May 4, 2013 California - PIASC San Mateo. OPEN 4 WOMEN PLAYERS. Contact Rose Viscuso @ 650-349-7732.

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