A decision has been made for the safety of our bocce players to cancel bocce tonight!
The hourly weather report for the east side still has severe thunder storm warnings.
See everyone next week.
As you already know…..Severe Threat Alert – Flash Flood Warnings are in effect….
There is still a possibility that the rain could stop and dry up the bocce courts…..
I will send out an update about 4:00 p.m. to let you know the conditions at the park.
Check back about 4:15………..
Until then – stay inside and stay safe….Don’t forget to bring your animals inside…I don’t want to see
any doggy’s or kitty’s floating down the street!
Bocce Club of Las Vegas – 1st Annual Bocce Banquet
Approximately 60 bocce members and family attended the event on Tuesday June 19th at J.W. Zunino Landscape Architecture.
Everyone brought amazing potluck sides dishes that complimented the Baked Ziti, Sicilian deep dish pizza, soda, Garlic Knots (yummy), and buffalo Chicken Wings provided by the club. It was a delicious spread that was enjoyed by all.
James welcomed everyone and gave a special thank you to:
Jack Zunino for letting us have the event at his business
Roxann DelVecchio for organizing the event including the Raffle
Diann Lebsack for selling Raffle tickets
Today’s league is 70 members strong. Let’s try and reach 100 members for the Fall Season! James encouraged the existing teams to recruit 1 – 2 new players and we could make our goal.
We had a terrific raffle that raised $193 for the club.
Raffle winners are:
The Spring 202 Bocce Awards were announced by Roxann and presented by Jack Zunino.
3 rd Place – BoccenovaCaptain: Doug McKendrick
2 nd Place – DeBocceryCaptain: Garner Presser
1 st Place - BoccelismCaptain: James Cloud
Most Improved – Bocce RingersCaptain: Bob Harman
Belinda Thompson Norma Harman
Jack announced that Bob and Norma will not be here tonight. Bob had a heart attack last Saturday and is scheduled for open heart surgery on tomorrow, Wednesday. Let’s have 1 minute of silence to wish Bob a speedy recovery.
Roxann announced the new Perpetual/Revolving Award for the 1st place winners for the spring and the fall leagues.
James – The new Fall Season will begin Tuesday, August 28th.
Unfortunately, the Son’s of Italy bocce team had to drop out of the league this season. We hope to see them back in the Fall.
Since we are unable to get another team so late in the season the executive board had to make the following decision:
The below teams are currently scheduled to play the “Sons of Italy” on the following days. Do Not show up that night for bocce (unless you want to practice). Your team will automatically receive 3 wins.
April 24 – Bocce Knights
May 1 – Condogs
May 8 – Yinz Guys
May 15 – Boccenova
May 22 – Ma Shooz
May 29 – Boccelism
June 5 – Minifutto
The teams that already played the “Sons of Italy” will also receive 3 wins. They are:
The Big LaBocce
The weekly standings dated April 24 were adjusted to reflect the past wins. The standings will be adjusted for all future games on a week-by-week basis.
Please email me if you have any questions.
Dear Bocce Members,
As you know we voted on Rules 2 & 3 on April 3, 2012. The votes have been tallied and here are the results.
Rule 2. 3 Players: If a team temporarily has only 3 players available to play, one team member will be designated as a “walker” which means that player will be allowed to act as the 4th player. The “Walker” will play 1 ball from each end. All players will alternate being walker for 3 games.
- The walker should throw 2 balls from each end – 43 voted Yes
- The walker should throw 1 ball from each end – 8 voted Yes
Rule 2 has been revised to read as follows:
Rule 2. 3 Players: If a team temporarily has only 3 players available to play, one team member will be designated as a “walker” which means that player will be allowed to act as the 4th player. The “Walker” will play 2 balls from each end. All players will alternate being walker for 3 games.
Rule 3. 2 Players: If a team temporarily has 2 players available to play, rather than forfeiting the game, the 2 players are assigned to opposite ends of the court and will play a total of 2 balls each.
- The team should forfeit all 3 games – 10 voted Yes
- Each player at opposite ends of the court should throw 2 balls – 25 voted Yes
- Each player at opposite ends of the court should throw 3 balls – 16 voted Yes
Rule 3 will remain the same. No changes will be made.