By : Nick Klecker
  • History or origin of the sport (game of Italian origin) Bocce was first started back in in the Roman empire where it was called bowls, it was then developed in Italy where they called it Bocce which means bowls in Italian and it is now played in just about all the continents Europe, Australia, North America, and South America.

  • Explanation of the sport Each player or team in turn rolls four balls toward a smaller target ball also called the Pallino. The object of the game is to bring the ball to closest the target ball at a complete rest, points are awarded at the end of a round for the closest team and how many balls they have closer than the other team gets them a single point. The game proceeds until one side has 12 points.

  • Basic rules of the sport Rules are that you can knock any of the balls with your ball after the ball is played its in the game. When every ball is rolled then you may move to the spot and see which ball is closest and see what team gets points.But the rules vary from different types in Italy they play closed pit Bocce which is played in a small clay pit that's enclosed. but in the United States we play open Bocce which is played in a large lawn.

  • Necessary equipment for the sportFor this game you will need nine balls 8 of the same size and 4 of one color and 4 of a different color, then one ball (target ball) smaller than the rest and a different color than the others

  • Basic skills needed to play the sport . For this game you need to know how to roll a ball accurately to a target ball or the Pallino.

  • An explanation of key points for the sport The purpose of Bocce ball is to get your ball closest to the target ball.

  • Geography of who plays the sport and watches Europe, Australia, North America, and South America

  • Target market of the sport The target market of Bocce ball is families and people from the age range of 12 to 85.

  • Demographics of players and audience Players could be an a age range of 12 to around 85, they could be male or female.and they material status doesn't matter.

  • Important statistics and facts of the sport Some interesting facts about Bocce is that it was first developed by the Romans, and it is played all over the world i tournaments and games

  • Images and Video of the sport
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  • Resources: links to important sport web pages

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