Knoxville Bocce Club Rules

Rules to know:

 

  • Games will start every 30 min starting at 7pm. If your team is not ready we will start without you! 

  • Games will last 25 minutes with a down and back warning at the 20 minute mark including the last game of the night! 

  • Only measure after all 8 balls are thrown! No more measurements in between throws! If you cannot determine who is closer during the middle of the round ask the referee to make a call! 

  • You will be given one warning for slow play after that your team will be penalized by losing the ball on the second warning!  

  • Teams must play each game with 4 players. Teams will be penalized 5 points for playing with two players and 3 points for playing with only three players. 

  • Teams may play with different players each week of the regular season. Your playoff roster must include 4 people that played at least 1 game in the regular season with your team. 

  • Only 1 Team Member on each team can play on Monday and Tuesday Nights. 

  • We will start the night by lagging to see who controls the pallino. (This means that the closest ball to the back wall without touching controls the pallino to start the game.)

  • That team then tosses the pallino down court, followed by the same player tossing the first ball. 

  • Teams then try to get closest to the pallino (team furthest away goes until closer). 

  • Repeat until out of balls. 

  • All balls must finish resting across the center line. Balls will be pulled that are not all the way across the center line.  

  • Balls that hit the back wall without hitting a ball are dead and do not count for points. So, Keep your rolls below the waist and on the court! This is a finesse game! 

  • When the pallino leaves the court the frame will be restarted by the opposite team. 

  • Friendly Reminder: Remember this is a finesse game when Spocking (knocking) balls away from the pallino. There are dogs, children, and spectators around the court and we want to keep everyone safe. Nolan Ryan fastballs are not necessary. 

  • The closest team to the pallino wins, 1 point for each ball closer than your opponent's. 

  • The first team to 12 points or the most points at the end of time wins the match. 

 

 

HAVE FUN, ENJOY YOURSELF, and KEEP IT CLASSY! 

RAIN DECISIONS WILL BE MADE AT 5PM THE DAY OF! THEY WILL BE POSTED ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, & INSTAGRAM! 

 

Everyone is a winner with good sportsmanship. 

Please keep it classy to your fellow competitors and staff that is working hard to make the correct calls. Everyone wants a fun and enjoyable environment! We do not want to throw team members out of games, but will from this point forward. We are y’all here to compete and have fun! 

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