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10th Annual Money Concepts Celebrity Bocce Tournament
Event Starts:
Sunday April 30, 2017
@ 12:00pm

Event Ends:
Sunday April 30, 2017
@ 4:00pm


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Kentucky Derby Festival Fest-a-Ville South Lawn

Louisville, KY


Presented by:
The V Foundation for Cancer Research - Louisville Friends of V


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What is bocce?  A game can be conducted between two players, or two teams of two, three, or four.  We play two teams of four.  A match is started by a randomly chosen side being given the opportunity to throw a smaller ball, the pallino ('bullet') in Italian, from one end of the court into a zone 5 metres (16 ft) in length, ending 2.5 metres (8.2 ft) from the far end of the court. If the first team misses twice, the other team is awarded the opportunity to place the jack anywhere they choose within the prescribed zone.

The side that first attempted to place the pallino is given the opportunity to bowl first. Once the first bowl has taken place, the other side has the opportunity to bowl. From then on, the side which does not have the ball closest to the pallino has a chance to bowl, up until one side or the other has used their four balls. At that point, the other side bowls its remaining balls. The team with the closest ball to the pallino is the only team that can score points in any frame. The scoring team receives one point for each of their balls that is closer to the pallino than the closest ball of the other team. The length of a game varies by region but is typically from 7 to 13 points.[

Players are permitted to throw the ball in the air using an underarm action. This is generally used to knock either the jack or another ball away to attain a more favorable position. Tactics can get quite complex when players have sufficient control over the ball to throw or roll it accurately

Money Concepts and the Louisville Friends of V are pleased to announce that the Celebrity Bocce Tournament has been designated an official 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival Event and will be held on the South Lawn of Waterfront Park during Fest-a-Ville.

We have our own customized Pegasus Pin (see image below).  Each team member will recieve a pin at registration.  Additional pins are available here for purchase for family, friends and co-workers.  A Pegaus Pin is REQUIRED for entry into the event area.

Join us for fun times, great food and a great cause!