Revere Happenings

Bocce on the Beach, August 25

This event will be run by New England’s leading Bocce aficionados

Mario Pagnoni is the author of The Joy of Bocce, which Newsweek called “the definitive guide to the sport”.

With knowledge culled from playing all over the USA and interviewing the game’s top players, Pagnoni’s book covers the A to Z of bocce…

Backyard bocce and tournament play
Strategies and techniques
Court construction
History of the game

Pagnoni will be your event director—on hand to explain the game, demonstrate the techniques and strategies and answer any questions.
Joy of Bocce LLC
P.O. Box 608
Methuen, MA 01844

Phone: 978-686-8679
Email: [email protected]

Bocce Tourney Info

Four players per team with two teammates stationed at each end of the court rolling two balls each.

We will use United States Bocce Federation Open Rules. Tourney Director Mario Pagnoni is USBF Eastern United States Sector Vice-President.

Games to 12 points or 30 minutes, whichever comes first.

Courts are 12’ by 60’ – templates set up on the beach.

Winner of coin toss rolls object ball first, and selects color of bocce balls for his/her team.

First roll of object ball must reach at least half court and may not exit the template.

Bocce balls that leave the boundaries of the template are “dead” and may not score a point. They are removed from play for the remainder of the frame.

There is one foul line ten feet from each end. This line is used for pointing and hitting.

Players may request a measurement at any time.

This event is not a major cash prize tournament drawing top players from around the country. We want to enjoy a day of bocce with good friends while supporting a great cause. Please come with the attitude of having fun and doing your part to help an important part of our area’s history.

Bocce Tournament

DATE: Saturday, August 25, 2012

RAIN DATE: Sunday, August 26,

REGISTRATION: 9:00am – 10:00 am

START TIME: 10:30 am

Revere Beach

Across the street from the
State Police Barracks

Rumney Marsh
Burial Ground
It has been referred to as the “crown jewel in Revere’s history” and also “the best kept secret in Revere”. We are describing the Rumney Marsh Burial Ground located on Butler Street. Historians, both local and national, have regarded this site with awe for decades. Here are interred not only soldiers and sailors from many of our wars, but everyday citizens from our community as well. Beginning with the burial of Mary Smith in the 17th century, the cemetery has been the final resting place for people from Deane Winthrop to a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.

We the members of the Committee to Restore the Rumney Marsh Cemetery sincerely hope you can help us in maintaining this hallowed ground by attending our bocce tournament on Revere Beach. This exciting event will take place on August 25, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM across the street from the state police station. Come and witness this skilled competition unique to the sands of America’s oldest public beach.

Over the years we have had successful fundraisers including a delicious lobster fest last year. Money raised has gone to erect a new monument and fence. We hope to also improve the landscaping and brick work as well this year.
The committee has been meeting monthly and we have created a DVD about the history and beauty of this cemetery which is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.

With Appreciation,
The Committee for the Restoration of the Rumney Marsh Cemetery

Photo by Al Terminello Jr.

Preserve our History
Protect our Heroes

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