Corporate Cup 2012
Building a healthier lifestyle
Corporate Cup 2012 - Bocce
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Fletcher Thompson Wears the Bocce Crown
Hans Schurrmmans & Bob Klein produced a big
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The game of "Open" Bocce is played on
a 91'x13' court with eight large bocce balls and one small
target ball called the "pallino". The object of the game is to
roll the bocce ball closest to the pallino. There are two balls
per person, and four players make up a playing team. Teams are composed of two players.
The Committee reserves the right to limit the number of teams
from any single company due to our capacity to accommodate
The following rules will be modified to meet our "backyard"
concept and are meant for background information only.
Two players from each team are permanently stationed at each end
of the court for the game. Games consist of 7 points, but you
must win by two points.
The match shall begin by tossing a coin. The team that wins the
coin toss may either toss the pallino, or choose the color of
the balls. A player may toss the pallino any distance so long as
the pallino passes the centerline of the court, and does not hit
the backboard. If a player fails to toss the pallino past the
centerline, or it hits the backboard, the opposing team will
toss the pallino and put it in play. If the opposing team fails
to toss the pallino past the centerline, or it hits the
backboard, the pallino reverts to the original team. In any
case, when the pallino has been properly put into play, the
player who originally tossed the pallino will throw the first
The player who originally tosses the pallino, whether
successfully or not, throws the first bocce ball. He/she steps aside and his team does not roll again until the
opposing team has either gotten one of its bocce balls closer to
the pallino or has thrown all of its balls. The team whose bocce
balls are closest to the pallino is called "inside" and the
opposing team "outside." Whenever a team gets inside, it steps
aside and lets the outside team roll. The team outside throws
until it beats (not ties) the opposing ball. This continues
until both teams have used all their bocce balls. The team, who
scored last, throws the pallino to begin the next frame.
When a team wins a game, players exchange ends of the court and
substitutions may be made. The team winning the previous game
will toss the pallino to start the next game.
If the pallino is knocked off the court, play ends. The
pallino will be put into play at the opposite end of the court
by the original team.
Should a player throw the wrong colored ball, it shall be
replaced with the right colored ball and play shall continue.
The player must not step on or over the foul line upon or when
releasing the pallino or bocce ball. All balls or pallino moved
by a foot foul shot will be returned to their original position.
The player who made the foul shot will re-throw the pallino or
Shooting is lofting the ball in the air beyond the center of the
court and is not allowed.
The teams playing will referee their own game. A team captain
from the opposite court shall decide any dispute, which cannot
be resolved by the team representatives. Upon his/her decision,
the game shall continue.
Only the "inside" team scores. One point is given for each ball
of the inside team that is closer than any ball of the opposing
team. Team representatives of each team are responsible for
keeping the score sheet and for reporting the results of the
match (by depositing the score sheets in the box located in the
All measurements are made from the inside dimension of the bocce
ball to the inside dimension of the pallino. Only the captain,
or designated representative from each team, may be present for