Up Coming Events
Italian-American Bocce League
We have a highly active seasonal Bocce League, which begins in May and ends in September with a dinner for all participants. The league is made up of 12, 4-person teams which rotate play each week.
The games are held on Thursday evenings starting at 6 pm, followed by a second and third match at 6:45 and 7:30 pm.
Come down and enjoy the fun! Bocce, the game is simple and can be played by people of all skill levels.
If you are interested in participating, contact Chris Vailette at (203) 804-1583. If you cannot commit
weekly, be an alternate player.
Bocce Ball may be the first basic ball throwing game invented by mankind. originating in Egypt and then passed down through Greece and Rome.
A game can be conducted between two players, or between two teams of two, three, or four players each. A game is started by a randomly chosen side being given the opportunity to throw a smaller ball, the pailina ball from one end of the court into a zone about 20 feet long.
From then on, the side that is farthest from the pailina ball bowls next until both sides have thrown their four bocce balls. The team with the closest bocce ball to the pailina ball is the only team that can score points in any frame. The scoring team receives one point for each of their balls that are closer to the pailina ball than the closest ball of the other team. A typical game is typically played to 10 or 15 points.
IAC Branford, CT
40 Hamre Lane
Branford, CT 06405