Bocce, also called bocci or boccie, is a relaxed but strategic game with an ancient lineage. Although emerging from ancient Egypt during the era that the Roman Emperor, Caesar Augustus, conquered Egypt or about two decades B. C. Bocce was brought to Rome where it became popular and thereafter introduced throughout Europe, also evolving into other ball rolling games including lawn bowling. It gained massive popularity with the influx of Italian immigrants in the Americas at the turn of the 20th century.
A bocce ball set has 8 balls weighing approximately 1 Kilo (2 pounds) each and one small ball (pallino) which is the size of a golf ball or billiard ball. The game of bocce involves a team of 2 to 4 players competing against a similar number of players on an opposing team. The objective is to roll the bocce closest to the pallino.
Points are awarded, 1 point per ball placed closest to the pallino of the same team. Game points are set by the competing teams and can range from 8 to 21 points; most popular is 11 points for a game. The competing team that reaches the game points wins the game.
Bocce court size ranges from about 8 to 12 feet wide and 60 to 90 feet long. The Lost Lake community currently has two bocce courts, one League of 3 divisions and 8 teams per division. League play Season begins the first Monday in January and ends about the end of March. There are pick-up games on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. All our Lost Lake owners are allowed to use the bocce courts.
All the equipment is allowed to use for all Bocce Season registered League Members.
All Lost lake Property Owners are welcome to join the Bocce League. League games are played on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.
Bocce is a fun way to meet nice neighbors!
Fun games for those that wish to stay in shape and play against people from all leagues!
Non-Members Most Welcome!...come out to join in the fun and/or to learn the game!
For more information contact: 772-334-8900, Gabrielle - Advantage Property Management