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Old 01-24-2013, 04:43 AM   #5966
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Originally Posted by Stitchawl View Post
Interesting! I never knew it was so popular in Australia! In Japan, the seniors all play Gateball, a version of croquet played on a larger field. But many of us ex-pats gather to play Petanque. I've only known one family that brought along 'bowles,' a set that they brought from Italy, calling it 'Bocci' (sp?)


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"To play bocce", in Italy, is almost a synonym to "to be old".
There is also a smaller version of it, called "boccette", which is played on a billiard table...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgCWAUfRCZU

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