on Park Street
Four Days in the Corridor
What the Kids Said
Sadie Pearson & Richard Davis
Ideal Body Shop
Park Street Shoe Repair
Early Childhood Center
Yue-Wah Oriental Foods
Boys & Girls Club
Style & Grace Salon
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Yasmin's Halal Meat Market
Italian Workmen's Club
Beth Israel Synagogue
Wisconsin Union Hoofers
Fishing Along Wingra Creek
AFL-CIO (Labor Temple)
Quality Ace Hardware
Tropical Fish World
Quann Community Gardens
Street Scenes 1
Street Scenes 2
Park Street Delights 1
Park Street Delights 2
Dane County Cultural Tour
Hmong Cultural Tour
(pronounce bah-chee or boh-chay) is an ancient game from the time of
the Roman Empire that originated somewhere in Europe. The Romans took
it, borought it back to Italy,and refined. It is the third most popular
sport in the world nd our class was lucky enough to be taught it by
Raul De Luna, a pro (at least in my eyes).
A bocce ball court can simply be a couple of flags arranged in a rectangle. The fancy courts consist of layers of rock under a hard slate board with a light layer of turf on top.
The game consists of nine balls (eight large and one small).
The small ball is called the pallino which each team of two tries to
get their four balls closer to than the other team’s balls.
The concept and goal in bocce ball is to roll a larger
ball and try to get it as close as you can to a smaller ball called
the pallino. This takes places in a court that is similar to a bowling
alley except about four to six times wider. At the beginning of the
game, you roll the pallino, which is usually neon orange for better
visibility, to any certain point on the court. Then, you try to roll
one of the four larger balls as close as you can to the pallino. At
the end of the round you see whose ball got the closest to the pallino.
If it was you, you get a point.
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