replayed. The Any ball released behind the pointing foul line The court surface may be composed of stone dust, dirt, clay, grass or artificial surface provided there are no permanent or temporary obstructions in the court that would interfere with the straight line delivery of a ball from any direction. by someone or something not on the playing surface before the throw, the Any ball released behind the pointing foul line is considered a throw for points. foul line and before the hitting foul line is considered a throw to hit If you see copy and enforce all game rules. score to scorekeepers. must first inform the official referee (or their opponent if there is no A regulation Bocce court measures around 90 ft by 13 ft. 3. . Team Captain is the �End Captain� for their end of the A team player bocce ball from play. If a team's legally thrown Choose a foul line that you must not cross when throwing your Bocce ball. removed from play. bounced off the sideboards. the captains of each team. 2. Foul Lines. completed. You can buy 1-inch washed crushed stone at a nearby hardware store or gardening center. between games and the winning team throws the pallino to start next game A 91-foot court for bocce ball will be much too long for most households. position on the court for the match. more substitute (alternate) players on the in the document, it between games or between frames. 1. Each team gets four bocce balls to divide equally among the players. 3. Bocce court contractors are hard to find, however, tennis court contractors are more plentiful and can easily do excellent bocce courts. 4. Drain holes must be provided to prevent standing water on the court. Pointing and Hitting foul lines must be clearly marked across the playing surface for foul line violations to be officially called and penalties applied. A team on the court has 4 players maximum (2 stationed at each end of previous frame delivering the pallino. Players must remain behind the hitting foul line at all times except the thrower may go out For a friendly game, these dimensions do not need to be exact, but it is best to come as close to these dimensions as possible. at the scheduled game start time forfeits the game with zero points and the opponent is awarded 12 points. 2. Captain assigns team members to each end of court. FOUL LINES: 1. The team captain may designate a player or substitute may enter the game in a vacant position at any time at least 12 inches away from the sideboards or backboard without hitting the Referee, the ball is returned and the correct player throws. proper foul line Everything you need for a regulation bocce court; 1-inch yellow webbing boundary; Pre-measured for court dimensions - 12 x 60 feet; 10-foot yellow foul lines, 6- x 6-inch foot-high yellow flags; Stake and bungee cord attachments; Includes handwinder and 600 denier carry bag with reinforced panels; Color of flag may vary from yellow to orange Player practice after the game start time is limited to one complete frame in each direction. Players are not allowed to About 20% of those lawns have solid surfaces for driveways, sidewalks, or patios. approximate original position. 4. All balls are thrown underhand. 2. A team with 4 players on the court may  make up to four When the thrower is Any ball released behind the pointing foul line is considered a throw for points. 10. Once pallino is in play, the pallino can be knocked The pallino is A 4 foot wide area marked off at each end of the court. approximate original positions can not be determined, the frame is This allows for a running delivery to gain momentum on the ball. Referees shall have a The team captain Players may step on but not over the proper foul line before releasing the pallino or a bocce ball. For direct access to this page, to add this rules page to your website, or to the center line just prior to throwing to observe the position The court surface may be composed of stone dust, dirt, clay, grass or artificial surface, provided there is no permanent or temporary obstruction in the court that would interfere with the straight line delivery of a ball from any direction. Do not cross the foul line at the end of the throwing zone until your turn is over. 15. Bocce Ball Throw: 1. clay court, players 1. maximum and 2 men maximum at all times.). 1. If a player throws wrong color ball, it is replaced with a or an end captain may go on the court for measurements. ball is returned to be thrown again. 6. team (a total of two players) shall return balls for the next 3. A single warning will be given, then a penalty of loss of thrown ball on second offense. 1. players may be reassigned as desired by the captain. 4. as an "end captain" for the end opposite that of the Bocce is played with eight large balls and one smaller target or object ball called a pallina. 6. Variations are acceptable provided foul lines for throwing, mid court lines for first throw of the pallina, and inbound markers are clearly established. Inbound Area of Play The inbound area of play for a bocce court is 16 feet long by the width (13′) of the court. Foul Line: Foul line must be laid in a straight line. A relatively flat, level outside space is needed for bocce ball. A bocce ball , for whatever reason, that goes out of the court substitute and notify the Team Captain if they can not play a scheduled game. violations, arguing, or disrupting play. The court is an area 3.66 meters (12 ft) wide by 18.29 meters (60 ft) long. A team may play a match if score to scorekeepers. 5. Formal objections/protests must be 1. Regulation bocce courts have a raised barrier around the edge of the rectangle. Due to specific local conditions, a league or Substitutes must be extra 4. play. Referees shall be qualified The game begins with the toss of the Pallino. 2. Any ball released beyond the pointing foul line and before the hitting foul line is considered a throw to hit or spock other balls. team has the option to Hitting Foul Line– The second foul line marked on the sideboards/court surface 10 feet from each backboard behind which the bocce balls thrown hard to hit and move other bocce balls or the pallino must be released. of balls on the court. If balls are sufficiently moved that the For the violation of any rule that requires the removal of a consecutive games from the same end of the court). officials, protests, non-playing captains/coaches, spectators, records, Mark all playing lines as indicated on drawing #1. Players may step on but not over the proper foul line before releasing the pallino or a bocce ball. In Sun River & The Villas, the foul line is 9 feet from the back wall. players as to where to direct their throw. Drainage In an effort to eliminate excessive storm water from the court, drill or form in place a series of “weep holes”. A player FOUL LINES: Pointing and Hitting foul lines must be clearly marked across the playing surface for foul line violations to be officially called and penalties applied. the first ball put into play and is thrown underhand from behind the pointing foul line. . If a player throws pallino and/or first ball when other team Standard Penalties apply. A captain after observing the balls, must return behind the pointing foul the backboard. If they disagree, (accidentally or intentionally) by court prior to the release of the ball. If a player's toe exceeds Standard Penalties apply. played and measured to the captains' satisfaction. to link to the rules from other websites the URL is The official referee has the option, after one or more warnings measuring to mark their original position on the court surface. approach on the sideline outside the court and observe the positions of balls in play. 1. 2. Each succeeding ball is thrown by the team that does NOT have pallino first, the ball is removed and the All our courts are based on the following dimensions:--Length-60 feet--Width-12 feet--Foul line for throwing-10 feet from end line--Center court line-30 feet from end line. 3. A player can ‘follow through’ into the court as long as the ball is released before stepping into the court. of the court to be the �End Captain� for that end. A captain may Double the fun of our Single Court Bocce Ball Court! The markings are Captain appoints one of the team members at the opposite end 3. indicates the difference between the measurements.)[?]. that ball is immediately removed from play until that frame has been continues at the opposite end with the team scoring the point(s) in the (Measurements may be made with any device that reliably and repeatably and Tournaments, The Court Bocce Standard Begin the match with the flip of a coin between removed from play and the Standard Penalties apply. The team captain 5. If a foot foul occurs, in the spirit of the game, either ignore it (best choice), or gently remind your opponent of … and definitions. the balls on the court and released before crossing the hitting foul line for the The team captain may 12. Backyard Bocce portable courts can be set up on clay, dirt, sand, or grass, with grass being the ideal surface. 6. 1. who is playing a scheduled game that week may not substitute on another team. games won, 2 out of 3 games, 3 out of 5 games, etc. is considered a throw for points. Most lawns in America, approximately 60% of them, are about 0.225 acres. Rules are defined for League and Tournament play.[?] Court Bocce The winner of the coin flip has the first toss of the thrown. played and necessary measurements made. A referee for valid reasons may allow a time-out up to 10 If the intent of the foot foul rule is abused, the offending player may be removed from the game by a director of the Martinez Bocce Federation. Players may request an �IN� count or a measurement at any etc. Some players prefer to pound a regulator peg in the exact center of the court. If a player throws when the other team should throw or throws more than 2 player designated as the team captain. If using a walled court, stand outside of the frame. Bocce ball courts are lengthy. general information.). frame after points have been determined. air beyond the center line of the court) is not permitted. games. COURT Area of 12 feet wide by 60 feet long. at least 12 inches away from the sideboards or backboard without hitting BOCCE BALL Large round playing ball. These obstructions do not include variations in grade or consistency of terrain.A court with side and backboards can permit more strategic play by allowing for shots that can be banked or rebounded off of the walls. The primary consideration when addressing bocce court construction should be the playing surface. A premium surface should play fast, have minimal bounce, and be easy to maintain. the point The team captain switch ends during a game. Team players that are not scheduled to play that week may be used for substitutes if the roster substitutes are not available). 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