The second annual Bocce Tournament will take place at the Sons of Italy in Geneva on Saturday, Oct. 2. The tournament and festival is a collaborative effort between Sebastiano Lucci, Italian instructor in the Center for Global Education, the Intercultural Affairs Office, and the Sons of Italy, as Bocce originated in Italy.
To play, a small ball, known as a jack, is put into position at the start of the game. Teams then compete to throw their balls closest to the jack. At that end of each round, it is only the team with the ball closest to the jack that gains points for the round. That team earns one point for each ball they have closer to the jack than the closest ball of the other team.
Those interested in competing in the tournament need to sign up a team with Lucci, firstname.lastname@example.org, by Monday, Sept. 27. The tournament kicks off at noon; however, a demonstration of how to play the game will take place prior to the start of the tournament so arrive early if you need pointers. Lunch will be provided at the event.