I’d like to play in your league. How can I do that?
If you have a team: Due to having only two courts at this time, league space is tight. Be sure to be at the Annual General Meeting held each March. There you will be able to register your team, if we have open slots.
If you want to join an existing team: We recommend that you post to our Facebook page that you are interested in playing and want to join a team.
Where can I buy the same regulation balls used for PBLA matches?
You can buy Perfetta Club Pro 107mm balls from Playaboule.com from Seattle. They come in several different sets, with and without carry bags and pallinos.
What size are regulation balls?
The balls are 107 mm or 4.25 inches. The weight is not given. Pallino is 50mm.
How big is a regulation-sized bocce court?
Open Rules Bocce is played on courts that are 10, 11, 12 or 13 feet wide. The length should be no less than 80 feet if possible and 87 to 90 feet in length is preferable. The public courts in the North Park Blocks at NW Glisan between 8th & Park Ave. are 12×60 feet.
Where are the bocce courts in Portland?
The pallino or another ball has stopped short of the centerline or hit the back. How do we continue play?
In each frame, the opening toss of the pallino shall be deemed valid if said pallino passes the center line and does not touch the back wall at the opposite end. Should any part of the pallino come to rest upon the center line, then the toss of the pallino shall be deemed invalid.
If the toss of the pallino is deemed invalid, then the opposing team shall roll the pallino.
If both players fail to execute a valid toss of the pallino, the pallino returns to the original team for an additional attempt.
This alternating process continues until the pallino is set.
The team that originally tossed the pallino shall play the first ball.
Subsequent to the setting of the pallino, any ball rolled that stops short of, or comes to rest upon, the center line shall be considered in play.
Subsequent to the setting of the pallino, any ball rolled that strikes the back wall without first striking the pallino shall be deemed invalid and removed from the court. Players from the team charged with setting the pallino shall continue to roll balls until one is considered in play.