The Albuquerque Bocce Club celebrates its 16th year on Saturday, July 9 with a cash-prize tournament featuring great food and friendly competition. The place is 3804 Camino Capistrano NE in Albuquerque. Play starts at 10:00 AM, lunch is served at 1:00 PM with finals played around 4:30 PM. It's a 4-person team, single elimination tournament and ther...

Star Market is coming to town as part of the Boston Garden project and the team is reaching out to various neighborhood groups, most recently to the ITAM Post 8 and Friends of the North End Bocce League.   "As part of Shaw's and Star Market's longstanding ties to local communities for more than 150 years, the company on May 18th was pleased...

Italian-Americans who made Springfield their home many years ago brought the game of bocce to Western Massachusetts. Bocce is now more popular than ever thanks in no small part to bocce enthusiast Rico Daniele. The south end food store owner champions the game. He's been largely responsible for its continued growth here in the Pioneer Val...

You can think of modern bowling as a distant cousin of bocce. In England, they have "bowls", a lawn version of the game using a flattened ball which is rolled like a wheel (bocce balls are always spherical). The Latin word bottia (ball) is the root of the Italian word boccia or Bocce.   Latin also used the word boulles (balls), hence the nam...

by Kerry-Lynne Demarinis   It is Saturday night at the Columbus Day Banquet. The Portland Golf Club is overflowing with smiling guests, drinks in hand. Dinner is finished, the panna cotta is on its way, the music and dancing has started. One man still mingles table to table. He greets old friends with a handshake, a good rib poke or a k...

The two new bocce courts at the North Domingo Baca Multicultural Center in Albuquerque are ready and waiting to host the monthly bocce games sponsored by the Club Culturale Italiano. Get ready to play on Albuquerque's first and only regulation size courts on February 20 at 1:45. This will be different – and fun! Come by anytime to take a few practi...

Columbia's seventh annual Italian Festival and Bocce Tournament will take place Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 at the Robert Mills House and Hampton-Preston Mansion (1615 and 1616 Blanding St.).   The Italian Festival, hosted by the Sons of Italy in America Bella Italia Lodge 2808-Columbia, is free and open to the public and will offer a day of live...

What better way to ensure the future of the great Italian game of Bocce in New Mexico than to teach kids how to play? That was the motivation for John and Cathy Paolino to conduct a four-day Bocce Training Camp in June at Haynes Park in Rio Rancho. It was also a good way to give back to the community that generously allowed free use of the Haynes P...

by Catherine Accardi   This article is part one of two parts. Part one investigates the ancient game of Bocce throughout the ages and part two, which will appear in the next issue of the L'Italo Americano newspaper, will explore the modern-day game, where to play, and how to lean to play the Italian way.   My father played bocce ball...

Dedicated athletes competed in a bocce tournament Saturday when the Sons of Italy hosted a Special Olympics event as teams from Belmont and Tuscarawas counties squared off in the traditional Italian game.   The tournament began at 10 a.m. and continued until about 3 p.m. One of the Tuscarawas men's teams won the tournament, with a Tuscarawas...