What is Boccia Ball?
Boccia is a sport like lawn bowling and curling but is played indoors. It has roots in ancient Greece and Egypt. Players propel balls to land as close as possible to a white marker ball, known as the Jack. Two sides compete as individuals, pairs or as a team of three over a set number of ends (4 for individuals and pairs, and 6 for teams). Each side plays six balls (red or blue) each end. After each end, the team with the ball closest to the jack receives 1 point plus an additional point for each ball closer to the jack than their opponent’s. Points are accumulated over the course of a match to find a winner.
How can you get involved?
We are just asking for you to consider getting a Boccia team (or teams) together for some good old-fashioned fun, Boccia style. Teams can be as small as 2 or as large as 4 per end. It is an indoor game with 4 lanes so we can accommodate several teams. We have also made allowances for those who need to sit to play as we have a ramp and some push sticks. This is a perfect way to come back to a group setting as COVID-19 has made it challenging to socialize. We recognize that some restrictions are still in place, so physical distancing and masking is required for the time being. Parkminster has also mandated that everyone who enters the building be fully vaccinated.
We are excited about this project, so we invite you to respond with your team(s) and a contact person for your group. We will let you know when we are ready to begin the friendly competition. Remember, it doesn’t matter what the weather is like because this is an indoor game. So come join the fun and fellowship with Boccia and get a team together!