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  • Jul 8, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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8 July 2013, 2:30 PM:

We're canceling the bocce game. While it's sunny at the moment (after a 45-minute downpour), more thunderstorms are in the forecast for tonight.

We'll reschedule it.



We'll meet up for a game or two or three of bocce at the Columbus Commons. Not sure how to play? Have a look at to familiarize yourself with the game. Or check out the handy one-page explanation in our online FILES (under the MORE tab). At the Meetup, we'll ask a few of the experienced players for tips and to demonstrate.

IF YOU HAVE A SET OF BOCCE BALLS, PLEASE BRING THEM (and make a notation when you RSVP).

The bocce courts at the Commons (there are two) are located on the south side of the park, kind of hidden behind some shrubs. Look for 6 on the map below. (The map is online at The courts are "first come, first serve" so we're hoping nobody else has the same idea on the same night at the same time. There is some bench seating nearby, but feel free to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets.

For parking options and other information about Columbus Commons, go to

In case of inclement weather, be sure to check the Italian Meetup website as we'll post a notice if we have to cancel or postpone.
















Giocare = to play (a game)
Giocatore; Giocatrice = player (of sport)
Campo di bocce = bocce court
Pallino = small ball
Prato = lawn
Squadra = team
Lanciare una boccia = to bowl
Manche = round (sport)
Chi ha vinto la prima manche? = Who won the first round?
Contro le regole = against the rules
Fare un bel punto, una bella segnatura; avere un buon punteggio = to make a good score
Pareggiare = to tie, to draw (score)
Punto/i (m.) = point(s)
Secondo le regole = by the rules, according to the rules
Qual è il punteggio? = What’s the score?
Vincere = to win

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  • Heidi G.

    Thank you very much for letting us know about the cancellation.
    Looking forward to the game at rescheduled date.

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The Weather report for this evening is RAIN, THUNDERSTORMS,, don't know if this is good for an outdoor Bocce game,, hopefully it clears up,,,

    1 · July 8, 2013

    • cheryl

      So far the weather report for today has been spot on! And more thunderstorms forecasted for 6:00 pm. Let's go ahead and cancel.

      July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    ??? Tentative,,,

    1 · July 8, 2013

    • cheryl

      Let's wait until about 2:00 and decide then "weather" to cancel. Maybe the sun will come out (along with a cool breeze) and dry up the soggy bocce courts. Wishful thinking, I guess.

      July 8, 2013

  • cheryl

    I'm ready to break-in my new bocce set. The balls are 90 mm, making them a bit smaller than the International Standard of 107mm. And yet they are still kind of heavy for this weakling.

    July 3, 2013

  • Chuck W.

    Desidero di potere venire! Buona partita!

    1 · July 2, 2013

  • Heidi G.

    Sono pronto ti giocare Bocce

    1 · June 24, 2013

  • Leslie N.

    We have a Bocce set.

    1 · June 21, 2013

  • Jessica L.

    I am just starting to study/speak Italian.

    June 16, 2013

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