If you’re familiar with lawn bowling and carpet bowling, you’ll find that bocce ball is quite similar. Your objective is to get as many bocce balls close to the pallino as you can. The game is played on grass courts, with 2-person or 4-person teams. Learn more on our rules page.
Participants do not have to qualify through regional play-offs. Entries may be sent directly to the AAIM Games office. Entry forms may be obtained from the office or website.
- Modified grass-court rules will apply.
- The game of Bocce is similar to lawn bowling and carpet bowling, with the object being to get as many bocce as possible closest to the pallino.
- Bocce will be played on grass courts, with lanes 80 feet in length by 13 feet in width.
- Bocce Balls will be provided by the Host Committee.
- The Host may choose to offer 2 person OR 4 person teams
- Two Player Bocce
- Each team will consist of 2 players. The lead and skip of both teams will each throw two balls from the same end of the court to consist of an end played.
- Four Player Bocce
- Each team will consist of 4 players. The leads and seconds from both teams will each throw two balls from the same end of the court to constitute one end played. The next end the thirds and skips will each throw two balls from the opposite end of the court, constituting another end played. Play will continue to rotate in this manner until the game is completed.
- After the first end, the team which wins the previous end throws out the pallino and throws the first ball.
The chair umpire will be provided by the Host Community.