Saturday, June 3

Duchesne Home Association Grounds
50 rue St. Francois

Application Deadline – Last Friday in May

16 Team Bocce Ball Tournament


 First Place  – $??00     Runner Up  – $??00

Bocce Ball  Application

Knights Council 2951

Florissant Italian Festival

First Come – First Signed Up

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m.  Sign in

Goal of the Game – is to roll the bocce balls closet to the target ball known as the “PALLINO.”  There are 4 balls per team. Teams will consist of 2 players (18 years or older) with no substitutions.  One player from each team will be at each end of the court for all frames.  Games will be played to 12 points or 12 frames.

Start of the Game – begins with a coin toss between the captains of the teams. The winner has the first toss of the “PALLINO” followed by their first bocce ball and the other team picks the ball color.

Playing the Game – The team with the “PALLINO” starts the game by tossing the “PALLINO.”  A legal toss must be past the center line and be at least 12” from the side and back boards of the court (or the other team tosses the “PALLINO”).  Next they toss their first bocce ball (all tosses are underhanded).  All bocce balls must be past the center line and may not hit the back board without hitting the “PALLINO” or another bocce ball first. If they do, they are considered dead and removed from the court until the next frame.  Now, the other team tosses their bocce balls until one is closer to the “PALLINO.”  Teams alternate until all the bocce balls are played.  The winner of the frame starts the next frame.

Scoring at the End of the Frame – The team with the bocce ball closest to the “PALLINO” gets 1 point for each one closer to the “PALLINO” than their opponent. Each bocce ball touching the “PALLINO” is worth 2 points. Play continues until reaching the “GAME POINT” of 12 points or 12 frames.

Disruptive behavior, fighting, or arguing with opposing teams or judges is grounds for disqualification. Please remember you are at a family-friendly event!


 * Required field

Italian Festival Bocce Ball Application