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Beach Bocce Ball Set
Model #: Beach BocceProduct ID: 12613
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WHY BUY BEACH BOCCE BALL?
This top-quality set is custom designed for maximum fun and durability on beaches and lawns everywhere. Our bright, beach-ball colored balls are made of durable rust-, crack- and shatter-resistant synthetic polymers, injection-molded for a lifetime of family fun. They deliver the best of Bocce in the smaller Petanque size (the French version of Bocce) – 74 mm, or 3 inches, in diameter – so both kids and adults can play easily.
No vacation or beach lifestyle should be without Beach Bocce Ball. Buy your set today, and look for Beach Bocce Ball next time you visit a beach house, condo, hotel or resort.
How to Play Beach Bocce
- 8 Balls in bright beach-ball colors, made of tough synthetic polymers and injection-molded. Durable and shock resistant – won’t crack, chip or rust. Balls are Petanque size (the French version of Bocce) – which is 74 mm or 3 in. in diameter.
- 1 Jack (target ball) made from the same impact-resistant material.
- 1 String for measuring those ball placements too close to measure with the naked eye.
- 1 Carrying Case of durable canvas, designed with the great outdoors in mind. (We want your Beach Bocce set to last a lifetime.)
Beach Bocce is extremely simple. As with horseshoes, there’s a target, and you have to get as close to it as possible. What makes it so unpredictable and entertaining is that you can be winning for most of the game, and still lose suddenly at the end, or vice versa. Nothing is decided until the last player plays the very last ball. If he or she moves the aim ball or kicks an opponent ball out of the way, the layout of the balls (and your score) will change dramatically.
You should read about The Rules, but they’re really not required to have fun.
Individual: 2-4 Players
Doubles: 4 Players (2 per team)
- 2 Players: 2 pair of color-matched balls per player
- 3-4 Players: 1 pair of color-matched balls per player
- Doubles: 1 pair of color-matched balls per player
Player or team to get their ball closest to the jack (small ball) wins the round and scores a point for each ball closer than the nearest ball of their opponent. Player or team to reach 13 points first wins the game.
Draw a shooting circle in the sand approximately 5 to 8 feet wide. If you are not in the sand you can use markers such as a rock or stick to mark the shooting circle.
To Decide Who Throws First
Any player stands inside and tosses the jack away from the shooting circle. Each player tosses one of their balls at the jack. The player with the ball closet to the jack throws first to begin a round.
Once a round begins, the player or team trailing tosses balls until landing one closer to the jack than the nearest ball of their opponent. The round ends when all balls have been thrown.
Winner throws to begin a new round either from the original circle or by drawing a new circle at the jack’s location at end of the previous round.
Game ends when player or team reaches 13 points, though any pre-determined total is acceptable.
Measuring string is provided for use on close calls.
TIPS AND STRATEGIES
The challenge is not to overthrow and end up rolling your balls into the surf, out of play. A lob with some back spin, or a roll-to-target approach might be best in this situation.
Watch that seaweed. It can be spongy and literally bounce your balls away from the jack. If you master this, you can give your opponents fits.
Soft sand poses two challenges: one, the ball can end up partially buried and difficult to see. (If completely buried, the rules permit raising it to the surface to make it visible.) And, the soft sand doesn’t provide much roll or bounce. You pretty much have to lob it right on target.
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12613 - Beach Bocce Ball Set