1-1 The entry fee must be paid, and each team’s registration information must be completed and on file in the Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department, City Hall, Room 510, on or before the established team entry deadline. Make checks payable to the Green Bay Parks Department. No team can be scheduled for any matches, practice or league until this obligation has been fulfilled.
1-2 All participants must be 18 years of age or older. High school students must be 18 years old and graduating at the end of the current Spring semester.
1-3. Any individual or team who plays under an assumed name or falsifies their address will be banned from further play in the Green Bay Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department sponsored leagues. Matches this individual has played in will be declared forfeit.
1-4 Play on the courts at Colburn Park will be on a first come, first serve basis. Bocce league participants have priority over the general public during league competition only. Each team will have a card verifying they are in the league. Please present this card to the general public if they have any questions. Teams may purchase a $8.00 court permit each week to schedule a specific time of play. This can be done at the Green Bay Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department.
2-1 First team and player listed on the schedule is the contact person. This person is responsible for:
a. Contacting the opponent and partner.
b. Setting up a time.
2-2 Each team will be allowed to have one substitution who may play in either person’s place. All subs must be called in to the Department prior to playing. All subs are subject to non-resident fees.
2-3 All matches must be played by Sunday of the scheduled week, however, each team will be given a ONE TIME COURTESY for not playing their match by Sunday of the scheduled week.
2-4 Matches may be played prior to the scheduled week.
2-5 The winning team is responsible for turning in the match score sheets on time so records can be updated weekly.
2-6 Each team must supply their own equipment: official regulation bocce balls, rake, paper and pencils.
2-7 The home and visiting teams must bring a set of official regulation bocce balls for each match. Teams will agree on what set of balls will be used, prior to the start of the match. If both teams agree, prior to the start of the match, each team is allowed to use their own set of balls.
3-1 Prior to play, check to see if the opponent is ready to start the match.
3-2 Rake and remove any debris from the court area before play begins. Once the match starts, raking can only be done between rounds. Raking should not exceed more than 3 times during a match.
3-3 Recognize good play made by your partner or opponent and compliment them. CONTROL YOUR FEELINGS on the court and demonstrate honesty, fair play, and sportsmanship throughout play.
3-4 Order of Play
a. The first player of the home team tosses the pallino into the opposite court and then rolls the first bocce ball. If the pallino hits the back wall during the toss, or does not make it past the mid-field line, then the opposing team gets an opportunity to toss the pallino and put it into play.
b. Play goes back to the first team until they get inside their opponent’s closest bocce ball.
c. Tossing by each team continues until a ball gets “inside” or all bocces are tossed.
d. During the next frame of play the scoring team tosses the pallino and rolls the first bocce ball.
a. After all bocce balls are tossed, teams can determine points. As many as 4 points and at least 1 point will be awarded to a team in each frame.
b. A point is awarded for each ball that is closest to the pallino and inside any opponent’s ball.
c. If both teams have a bocce ball that is of equal distance to the pallino, there will be no score for the round and the round will be replayed with the same order of play.
d. The winner of the match is determined by the first team to score 16 points or the team who is ahead after 45 minutes. Each round must be played out before a winner is determined.
e. Between rounds, announce the score clearly to your opponent.
f. If at any time the pallino is hit off the court, it must be re-tossed by the opposing team.
g. If a bocce ball hits the back wall, it is considered out of bounds and removed from the game for that frame. Exception: If this is the first bocce ball tossed after the pallino, the ball should be re-tossed.
4-1 Matches will start at the scheduled time that was decided between the teams. Failure to field a team within 15 minutes after the scheduled game time will result in a forfeit.
4-2 If the home team does not make contact with the visiting team, during the scheduled week, a forfeit will be charged to the home team (unless it is the team’s one time courtesy.)
a. If a time and date are determined by both teams and is later re-scheduled due to an emergency or personal situation, a forfeit does not apply as long as the match is played within a week of the original date.
4-3 Teams forfeiting two matches will be liable to expulsion from further league competition.
1 The winner of each match is responsible for getting the information to the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department. Please use one of the following options:
a. Scores may be called in 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM at 448-3365. Have league, team names and score available.
b. Drop off in the brown drop box conveniently located by the back door entrance of City Hall at anytime or submit e-mail to www.greenbaywi.gov.
c. Bring to the Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department, Room 510, City Hall, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
d. Mail scores to: Green Bay Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department, City Hall, Room 510, 100 N. Jefferson St., Green Bay WI 54301, Attn: Bocce League Coordinator.
6-1 Rules governing bocce play, etiquette and the honor system will be used.
6-2 Other than the exceptions herein, the league will be governed by the existing Green Bay Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department Administrative Committee.