2024 North American Bocce Cup (Punto Raffa Volo)

The North American Cup was a long standing tradition before a hiatus of roughly a decade, however it was resurrected in Montreal last year. The 2024 international bocce tournment will be held in Boston, specifically at the Methuen Sons of Italy. It’s a Punto Raffa Volo competition. PRV is the short name for the advanced modality of the global sport of bocce and is played across both North and South America, Europe, Asia, Oceana and Africa. The Methuen Sons of Italy Lodge 902’s modern facility that was finished in 2013 boasts 4 professional international courts, a bar, function hall and kitchen. The organization celebrated it’s 100th anniversary just a few years ago.

Top teams from Greater Toronto and Greater Montreal will participate in this 3×3 internationally sanctioned tournament. Also, experienced players from IL, OH, MI, MO, NY, MA, RI, CT, NH, FL, CA are expected to compete as well.

Opening ceremonies are at 4:00 PM on Friday, August 9, 2024 and the games will start immediately after. Round Robin play continues throughout Saturday and the Playoffs will be on Sunday. During the weekend, a Precision Shooting Contest will also take place. This is another type of bocce where players can showcase their Raffa and Volo talents. Punto means point, a slow roll of the bocce. Raffa is a more aggressive shot that’s purpose is to displace one or more bocce. Volo means flight and is a shot that is in the air and must hit the target ball directly or withing 40 cm (approxiamtely 14″).

Attached are a tournament flyer and registration form for players to download. The tournament is open to the public for viewing. Donations and sponsorships are welcomed. The contact information is on both the promotional flyer and the registration form.

Tournament Flyer

Registration Form

North American Cup - Bocce Punto Raffa Volo Bocce Tournament in Boston

2024 US Bocce National Championship Details Released

It’s that time of year again to get on the phone to plan your team partnerships for the US Bocce Nationals. For the 9th time, the Italia America Bocce Club in St. Louis will host our annual championships this coming June 23rd – 29th. Robert della Croce recently sent us all the documents for registration and other information he prepared with his siblings Greg and Paola and the whole IABC Nationals committee.


You likely have questions. We have the answers.

  • What Punto Raffa Volo events are offered? and the schedule?
  • Are there any Open Rules Bocce touraments?
  • Where’s the best place to stay?
  • What are the uniform requirements?
  • I heard I need to be a member of the US Bocce Federation. Is that true?
  • Are there time limits or 8 frame limits on the PRV games?

All the details are here: 2024 US Bocce National Championships.

Register for the 2023 St. Jude Bocce Tournament at the Methuen Sons of Italy

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the charity that is closest to Joe Scuderi’s heart and it is also a favorite of Joe Quartarone’s parents. November 25, 2023 is the second time Joe S. and Joe Q (USBF, Eastern VP) team up with several other volunteers to raise money for this incredible organization. Also, former New England Sports Legends will join the action this year. The Saturday after Thanksgiving was chosen because many people are home for the holidays and looking to do something fun with their families and friends. It’s also the perfect event for work colleagues to enjoy some “off the clock” time together. Managers even view it as a new teambuilding activity.

Stop scrolling the phone, shut off the TV and wrap up the shopping early that Saturday afternoon so you can join the lively group of Greater Bostonians who have already registered. And you’ll get to meet the former pro athletes, or even play with them! Email or call if you’re interested in this unique opportunity for a sports celebrity to be on your team. There will be several raffle items and a few auction items.

If you are a novice, that’s OK since there are 2 Divisions to play in, Advanced or Social. Jump in the Social Division and enjoy the day. Who knows, maybe you’ll be one of the newbies who gets hooked and joins a league?

Download the Flyer for the St. Jude Bocce Tournament held at the Methuen Sons of Italy

Registration Form to Download for the Methuen St. Jude Bocce Tournament

US Bocce Federation Mixed Doubles Tournament in Marin County, CA

(10/8/23) Congratulations to the United States Bocce Federation Mixed Doubles top teams!

  • 1st Place: Ben Campbell and Jessica Libien (both USBF Board members).
  • 2nd Place: Jolene Kramer and Brian Johnson.
  • 3rd Place: Cynthia Dzendzell and Ken Gorny (former USBF Western Pres.).
  • 4th Place: Al Velazquez and Cynthia Odem.

www.MarinBocce.org and Facebook Post for more photos.

Results of 2023 World Juniors Bocce Championships (PRV)

The World Juniors Bocce Raffa Championships were played in Oran, Algeria between September 19 – 23, 2023. Spanning 4 continents, 19 teams competed in the Palais des Sports.

Team Results: Itlay Wins 4 Golds

  • Italy: 4 Gold and 1 Silver; 338 points
  • Paraguay: 1 Gold and 2 Silver; 167 points
  • Croatia: 1 Gold and 1 Silver; 128 points
  • Turkey: 2 Silver and 3 Bronze; 109 points
  • Uruguay: 1 Gold; 85 points
  • Algeria: 1 Silver and 1 Bronze; 71 points

Gold Medalists from all 7 PRV Tournaments

  • Girls Singles:  Ana Juginovic (Croatia)
  • Boys Singles: Federico Alimenti (Italy)
  • Girls Double:  Rachele Vivenzi – Ginevra Cannuli (Italy)
  • Boys Doubles:  Brahian Finkler Strieder – Gustavo Pletsch Damke (Paraguay)
  • Mixed Doubles: Luca Domaneschi – Ginevra Cannuli (Italy)
  • Girls’ precision shooting: Gilda Franceschini (Italy)
  • Boys’ precision shooting: Gonzalo Perdomo (Uruguay)

Full results, all medallists and country ranking.

2024 Real Men Wear Pink Calendar of the Paesano Bocce Club

(9/20/23) from the Paesano Bocce Club Facebook Page. Click for more photos.

If you want to buy a 2024 Real Men Wear Pink Calendar from the guy with the “PINK” Bocce Balls contact Mario Pompei. Only $20 for your signed copy! All money goes to the Pink Sista’s a non-profit for breast cancer survivors! If you want one from the guy with a Hockey Stick (ok, he’s from Canada) contact Rick Cervi. They’ll both sign them for you!

2023 Babylon Bocce Open Cup – 1st Annual

From Santo Crocco from Babylon Bocce Club: www.babylonbocceclub.com

See more info on the site and social media pages. Facebook Post.

Great Day today (9/16/23) at the first annual Open Cup Bocce Tournament. 20 teams, 52 matches. Great weather, good food and outstanding competition. Congratulations to American Bocce Club Huntington on your first place finish. Babylon Bocce Club 2nd , American Bocce Co. 3rd and Gualiu 4th. Outstanding Day!!! Thanks to all the teams that attended and especially to our volunteers who helped make today a great success.

Paesano Bocce Club Wraps Up the 2023 Tourament Season

(8/28/23) Paesano Facebook Page for more photos.

The Paesano Bocce Club wrapped up their 2023 Tournament season with our Men’s and Women’s Singles Championship. Our 4th tournament in the month of August. Another “Outstanding Tournament’ 16 Men and 16 Women battled it out on a beautiful Sunday (but a bit warm) for the bragging rights for the next year! As always, the tournament had some fantastic games, unbelievable play, upsets and stunning finishes! Congrats to “B Line” Brad Cotton, (Inside joke) and Kelly (What Back surgery?) Barasch for their amazing play! I am so proud of all the players and support people we have at the Paesano Bocce Club!

Men’s Finishers: 1st Place Brad Cotton. 2nd Place Bendetto (Benny) Mititiero. 3rd Place Doug Burchak

Women’s Finishers: 1st Place Kelly Barasch. 2nd Place Lydia Merrigan. 3rd Place Belinda Tieu.

Graizie famiglia Paesano Bocce.