Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A protest has been filed regarding 2009 tournament

Breaking news that might affect the 2009 tournament. A protest has been filed with the World Bocce League and the US Bocce Federation to disallow the results of the 2009 WCB tournament. 

Attorneys for Mr. Larry Terry released the following statement to the media:

"The tourney was conducted in violation of USBF Rule 28(b)i-Selective Disenfranchisement (The Guissepi Garabaldi rule in Italy). Rule 28(b)i clearly states that "no tournament shall be scheduled unless both the previous champion and runner-up shall be present to defend those titles." Tourney organizers found the 2008 runner-up (Larry "The Hammer" Terry) conveniently out of the country and hastily organized the tourney to disenfranchise him and intall inferior talent with the crown."

Mr. Terry has vowed to take his case all the way to the High Court of Bocce in Rome, Italy. Further details will be made available as they become known. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Balls + Grass

Green and orange balls on West Lawn court at White City Bocce. One word: beautiful.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


At White City Bocce there are many common sights. Rotating use of measuring tape (here used by Mr. Craig Schultz), knit ties, traditional white clothing, colorful sneakers, the soft grass of one of the three courts utilized by the club, autumn leaves. All of it combine to make a picaresque setting that can only mean one thing: bocce!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Patton v. Jesse

As play commences on "Bermuda Ridge" court, officiating judge Craig Schultz (far right) calculates win/loss measurables on a portable abacus.

This match is between Randy "The General" Patton and Sarah "The Spider" Jesse. Known for her sometimes turbulent outburst, Jesse has become a master of intimidation. Patton, seemingly unaffected by Jesse's methods, attributes his calm to years of study with Abu McGreevy, a nationalized Brit and world renowned tutor of transcendental meditation.

"The McGreevy Method allows me to tune-out The Spider's tactics. She's known for her stare, so to stay focused I rely on what I've been taught by the yogi. I have a mantra I trust."

When asked about his mantra, Patton says, "The words themselves can not actually be pronounced by humans in any known language."

Jesse, who struck a heckler with a pallino ball in 2008, returns to White City Bocce after a year-long suspension.

Patton ended up winning this match and made his way to the finals before falling to Mr. Joshua Peck.

(photo by Mr. Greg Younger)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

2008 Brackets

The 2008 White City Bocce tournament bracket at the start of the day. WCB competition is by invitation only of some of the best bowlers in NE Oklahoma and beyond. The 2008 championship was won by Mr. Blake Smith who defeated Mr. Larry "The Hammer" Terry in the finals.

(photo by Mr. Tim Spindle)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Foot Finery

Although white was the dominant color on display at the White City Bocce tournament, there was all kinds of various footwear on display. Boots, sneakers, dress shoes and even high heels were worn by bowlers as they took to the courts.

In this photo we have Ms. Emily Paschal and Ms. Sarah Jesse modeling their choices for the afternoon.

(photo by Mr. Joshua Peck)