Scoring and the Sequence of Play/Bocce

Scoring and the Sequence of Play/Bocce

Nolan Henry , Feature Writer


Sequence of Play

The pallina is rolled by a member of the team having won the coin toss to start the game. The player tossing the pallina must roll  the first ball. The opposing team will them toss their bocce balls until the point is taken or they have used their four balls. this ”nearest ball” rule controls the sequence of played balls. The team whose ball is closest to the pallina is called” in” ball and the opposing side the out ball. Whenever a team gets in that the team steps aside and allows the ”out” team to roll.


At the end of each frame (when both teams have used all balls). scoring will be determined as follows points are awarded to the team whose balls are closer to the pallina than the closest ball of the opposing team. which can be determined by viewing or by measurements. A player may request a measurement At the end of a frame the referee announces the winning points and color to the player outside the players for agreement . The players have a right to request a measurement if the players disagree with the referee. The scoring team for each frame will also win the pallina advantage for the following frame.

Winning Score

16 points or 30 minutes duration.