Sunday, October 21, 2007

Bocce Ball

 
Bocce Ball is an Italian lawn bowling game..
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In answer to some of you questions....you can go here and here to read about bocce ball but the way we play is on grass in our backyard and it is a lot of fun because many (up to 8) can play at the same time....my husband was a very good husband and made me a portable, put awayable bocce ball court ( and it is regulation)out of PVC (plumbing )pipes...we actually play this a lot as it requires little skill in order to have fun. And since our yard to not perfectly flat....we have a great time....in this photo the question is which color ball is closer to the pallino (thanks Fenix!)? Sometimes it requires a drink or two to discuss it.....

20 comments:

  1. Pallino :). Bocce is a great game, isn't it? Your portable bocce court makes a lot of sense!

    (That's a BIG backyard! Who maintains it? Must take you hours to mow it!)

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  2. This looks like a game I would enjoy!

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  3. The husband, me and whatever kid that shows up around here, mows it....and weeds it....and etc..etc..etc..! it is fun and easy to learn and I guess, eventually, skill helps...but doesn't matter to us!!

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  4. That's a swell man you've got there, to make this court for y'all enjoyment. My Mama used to play bocce ball at Surfside campground on the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Daddy sat in lawn chair and watched. All of this was on sand because there was absolutely no grass there. Various camping buddies joined in, either raking the sand for the court, playing or sitting down to watch.

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  5. Miss Neva, I'm impressed. What a backyard!

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  6. I agree with Quintino, what a backyard.

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  7. Wow! Never heard of this game before. Looks good!

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  8. Great photo. I like your comment that a few drinks are needed to find out who is closest. Does that me, who ever offers to run into to the house to get refills for everyone wins?

    Thanks for visiting my NorthBayPhoto blog.

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  9. Yes, I know of Bocce Ball.

    And I certainly agree with the suggestion that it requires a drink or two, to discuss outcomes. ,-)

    Mari-Nanci
    Photos-City-Mine

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  10. Sounds very fun! And what a big backyard! Just beautiful!

    PS: I sent to you an e-mail with the explanation of the showcase. Did you got it?

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  11. Mais! This is pétanque! Isn't it?

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  12. Nice rear view of Kathleen! It is real dedication to the cause to get up close and personal with the balls. That discussion on which ball is closer could probably go on for some time with the in-laws!!!

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  13. I can imagine much fun whilst you play, laughter and much banter, a bit of leg pulling, and friendly arguements about who is and isn't the closest. More people should play games like this.. everyone is a winner and never any losers.
    What Fun.

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  14. thank you for this explanation, in France we play the many ones left balls; most known is "pétanque"
    "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%C3%A9tanque"
    but I never saw playing on grass.

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  15. How fun to have a game that everyone can play. perfect yard and a nice hubby to make the court for you.

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  16. In Switzerland and Italy we play bocce but not on the grasss but on a flat floor!

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  17. The yard looks really nice when I click on the photo.

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  18. What fun - when are we all invited to come and play??
    Can i be on northbay photo's team -drinks are all important when you play games!!!!

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