SUMMER 2021 League Details:
FCSSC offers 2 ways to play this new league:
1) Register a full team (2 people).
2) Register as an individual & we will place you on a team with another individual/friend.
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FCSSC BEACH BOCCE BALL RULES
Starting the Game
Bocce takes place in two teams of two players each. Each player has two large balls called bocce. A smaller ball called the "pallino" is the target. Officially, people play on a court (AKA FCSSC ASSIGNED BEACH COURT), but players can also play bocce wherever they find enough ground on which to roll the balls. Teams should decide which side will go first (aka throw the pallino). FCSSC suggests a game of Rock Paper Scissors (best 2 of 3) to determine who wins this prestigious honour. You throw it, you show the way (meaning the pallino tosser throws first ball as well).
The winner of the Rock Paper Scissors match team going first throws the pallino and the place where it comes to a stop becomes the target. All players should then stand behind a line in the sand to make their throws. Generally, everyone agrees on where it is fair to stand. The team that threw the pallino throws the first bocce. Teams and players alternate throws until all eight balls have been thrown. Players try to make their team’s bocce be the closest to the pallino. Traditionally, players should alternate by allowing the team farthest from the pallino to throw until they get closer or run out of balls; in many friendly games, however, players just alternate from one team to the next irregardless of who is closer.
Only the team with the closest bocce to the pallino scores any points. The team that is closest, or inside, gets a number of points equal to how many of their bocce balls are closer to the pallino than the other team’s nearest bocce. If a player’s bocce touches the pallino, it is called a baci and the team earns 2 points for that ball. A game of bocce is called a round and it lasts until a team reaches FCSSC's predetermined point value. Common point values are 9, 11, 12 and 15 and we will be using 11. Any disputes can be settled using a foot stick to check the distance from the pallino. In the case of a tie, or any dispute that cannot be settled, no points are awarded to either team for those balls in question.
If a player steps over a designated line when making a throw, that is a foot fault. The penalty can be either a warning or an invalidation of that throw. Bocce is a friendly game and a warning will keep most people within the rules. If a player makes a throw out of order, the teams can agree to let it go or to replace the balls approximately where they previously were. Last, no one from the opposite team should try to distract a thrower.
Adapted from www.livestrong.com.
This league will play on the FCSSC Beach Volleyball Courts at Fanshawe Conservation Area (near the Safety Village).