2024 South Florida Special Olympics Area 8 Summer Games

On Saturday, March 23, 2024, Special Olympics athletes in several sports will gather for the Area 8 Games.  The players who all hail from the counties of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade, will meet for competition at Plantation Central Park.

9151 NW 2nd St., Plantation, FL, 33324

Bocce is one of the sports.

If you would like to help volunteer as a scorekeeper or referee, please contact Joe Quartarone.  978-204-3663



2024 US Bocce National Championships

2024 US Bocce National Championships Info


Italia America Bocce Club in St. Louis is hosting the 2024 US Bocce Nationals from June 23rd – 29th. All participants must have a 2024 US Bocce membership card. Register online or download this form.

Details for the various tournaments, banquet and hotel information are below.

Rules and Uniform Requirements

2023 Nationals Results


Schedule of Events:

Sunday, June 23:

  • Welcome Reception 6pm – 8pm
  • Courts Open for Practice All Day

Monday, June 24:

  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Women’s Doubles PRV
  • Men’s Doubles PRV start

Tuesday, June 25 :

  • Women’s Doubles PRV Playoffs
  • Men’s Doubles PRV Playoffs
  • Mixed Doubles PRV starts

Wednesday, June 26:

  • Mixed Doubles PRV Playoffs
  • Women’s Singles PRV start
  • Men’s Singles PRV start

Thursday, June 27:

  • Women’s Singles PRV Playoffs
  • Men’s Singles PRV Playoffs

Friday, June 28:

  • Women’s Precision Shooting
  • Men’s Precision Shooting
  • Open A / Money starts

Saturday, June 29:

  • Open A / Money continues and playoffs
  • Awards Banquet ($50, preregistration is necessary players and guests)


2024 Nationals Registration Forms:

Other Important Information:



2024 10th Annual Tom Gialde Memorial Bocce Tournament

August 2 – 4, (Kansas City, MO)

2024 Tom Gialde Memorial Bocce Tournament at American Sons of Columbus (USBF member club). Contact: Jerry Cammisano at jwcp123@gmail.com

  • US Bocce Federation Rules
  • Men’s or Mixed Team Division (25 Max)
  • Women’s Division (12 Max)

Registration Fees
$120 per player
$15 – Non Player Lunch
$35 – Non-Player Dinner

Tournament Schedule
Thursday and Friday Practice

Friday, 2:00pm- Captain’s Meeting
Friday, 3:00pm- Tournament Starts

Saturday, Tournament Resumes and First Rounds of Playoffs

Sunday, Playoffs and Finals

As a founding member of the ASOC in 1964, Tom Gialde was a pioneer for Italian-American worker and civil rights. He championed many initiatives at the city and state level to ensure Italian-Americans had the ability to pursue the American Dream

An avid athlete and sports lover, Mr. Gialde always enjoyed the game of bocce He, along with his brother Stan, promoted the sport throughout the Kansas City community. The ASOC is proud to name its invitational bocce tournament in his honor.

Welcome Letter from Tournament Director

Entry Form

Download all the Details here, including Sponsorship Info