Bocce Bash in San Diego

This year, Goldfield Stage Bocce Bash played on the field inside Qualcomm Stadium! The Bocce ball tournament was a huge hit the past two years, drawing over 150 teams each time! This fundraiser for the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl features round-robin Bocce tournament play, a live DJ, a team uniform contest and beer provided by Coronado Brewing Company! Grab a partner and have a ball! No experience needed. Bocce equipment provided. Ages 21 & up only!

Bocce, Beer, and summer fun in San Diego! Pick a partner, pack your cooler and play in the annual Goldfield Stage Bocce Bash tournament! Held on the field inside Qualcomm Stadium.

August 12, 2017 – Sign Up Team of 2 for $80 – 619.283.5808

A San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl Event

For Tickets: www.sandiego.org

What is Bocce?

Bocce, also known as Italian lawn bowling, is one of the most widely played games in the world, and is one of the oldest lawn or yard games. Best known in Italy, where you may see a group of retired Sicilians gathering in a town square for a daily afternoon game, bocce has been gaining popularity in North America and other locations. Its pros: the game is simple, can be played by people of all ages and skill levels, and you can use just about anything as a bocce court.

A Quick History of Bocce

Bocce’s origins date back to 5000 BC, where evidence of Egyptian cave paintings depict Nile Delta boys playing something that resembles bocce (although who’s to say it wasn’t soccer, rugby, or something entirely different?). The game caught on with the Romans and Greeks during those early days, with the resourceful players using coconuts, melons, carved wood, and bound rags in place of bocce balls. At one time, bocce was popular with the social elite, the game of Emperors and Senators — like something you’d picture the Windsors wearing their plaids and letting loose (with the exception of Prince Harry, who sheds the plaid altogether when doing his take on letting loose). As Roman rule spread far and wide, bocce turned up in ancient Britain, France, Germany, Spain, and as far east as Persia.

The Italian way to pronounce Bocce: