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2012 California State Senior Games Bocce Championships

January 12, 2012

LIVERMORE, Calif., Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — For the first time ever, the California State Senior Games will include the sport of Bocce. The event will be held at California’s Campo di Bocce of Livermore, March 11th through 17th. This Senior’s Championship competition will draw both women and men senior players from five western states to compete in 3 major bocce events, men’s doubles Punto Raffa Volo, women’s doubles Punto Raffa Volo and 4 player open bocce.

“It’s wonderful to see that the third most popular sport in the world is now recognized by the California State Senior Games,” said Ben Musolf, Tournament Director. “Bocce is fast becoming extremely popular in the US, and the West is leading the way in popularizing this age old game. It’s fitting that the Western states and California recognize our senior Bocce players by hosting this sport in the 2012 California Senior Games Championships.”

Age groups from 50 to 85+ will compete at Campo di Bocce’s eight-court facility eight nestled in the Livermore valley’s lush vineyards.

The 4-player Open Team event is recommended for all skill levels of bocce players and teams who participate at parks, clubs and senior centers. There will also be men and women’s doubles events for experienced Punto Raffa Volo tournament players.

Any individual who reaches the age of 50 by December 31, 2012, is eligible to compete, and out of state players are welcome to participate.

Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded in nine different divisions, with 5-year age groups from 50-54 through 80-84. Each division is a 1-2 day event. Event schedule and registration information can be viewed at www.bayareaseniorgames.org

For further information, or registration assistance contact:
Margaret Shindelus

Event venue: Campo di Bocce of Livermore
175 East Vineyard Avenue, Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 249.9800
Website: www.campodibocce.com

SOURCE Campo di Bocce of Livermore

Source: PR Newswire