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Fall Classic Edition - Bocce Edition

By: Jeff Whitney | Oct 11, 2022

Bocce … Bocce … Bocce!  Join MPI Georgia For A Fun-Filled Afternoon!

Tuesday, November 1:  A great way to connect with your fellow members and build your network.

It’s time to once again experience a seasonal Change of Scenery – an afternoon in the fresh air and sunshine.

After the last couple of challenging years, the Bocce Tournament is the perfect prescription for recharging your batteries and spending time to see friends—old and new—while playing a sport that requires “no previous experience”.  Anyone can play and have a great time … and you’ll be continuing a rich sporting history!

Plus, we’re providing a delicious lunch & refreshing adult beverages to all players.

Caddyshack theme “Costume Contest” with prizes to the winners.

From Eataly Magazine …


The first known documentation of bocce was in 5200 B.C. with an Egyptian tomb painting that depicted two boys playing. The game spread throughout the Middle Easter and Asia, where it was eventually adopted by the Greeks and passed on to the Romans. The game was played by everyone – young or old, man or woman – thanks to its ease and versatility.

During his time unifying and nationalizing Italy, Giuseppe Garibaldi popularized bocce ball in Italy. Today, it is an Olympic sport. Because of its versatility – enjoyable at virtually any age, athletic ability, and location – bocce ball has become the third most played sport in the world.


So, how do you play bocce? The game is played with eight bocce (larger balls) and one pallino (smaller target ball). The object is simple: toss the balls closest to the pallino.

Traditionally played with two teams, the game begins with a coin toss that determines which side tosses the pallino, also known as the “jack.”  The same player who delivers the pallino then rolls, throws, or bounces the first ball down the court, as close to the pallino as possible. Using balls of a different color, the player on the opposite team goes next with the strategical option of knocking the opponent’s balls out of bound (or at least further from the pallino).

When each team has played its four balls, a predetermined judge decides which team’s balls are closest and accordingly awards the points of that round. The winning team tosses the pallino in the following round.

In Italy, bocce’s popularity spans all demographics; it is considered the perfect activity on a relaxing afternoon!  So, transform yourself into an Italian mindset, and join us for an afternoon of fun and unique networking. 

To register, click here!

Remember, member and non-member planners register for FREE!



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