Riderwood to face Rockville in bocce rematch

By George Galasso

Chair, Riderwood Bocce Club

The Rockville Senior Center Bocce Club members are old friends of Riderwood.  While we were constructing our Bocce courts in 2013, they offered to participate in producing the Riderwood TV production “Let’s Play Bocce,” which is shown annually in the spring on Riderwood TV to introduce residents to the game and invite them to participate in the new season.  They were also the first team we invited to participate in a tournament.  We are happy to say that they have accepted to participate again.  We will host the tournament at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 28, with a rain date the following day.  We hope you will come and enjoy the event and cheer on the participants.

For those unfamiliar with bocce, it is an old Italian lawn bowling game dating to the ancient Romans and is currently gaining a resurgence of interest.  There are even several restaurants featuring bocce courts.  We invite you all to come and help welcome our guests and enjoy the game. See what fun it can be and join us in the coming weeks.  We are available Tuesday through Friday each day from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon.  As you will see, it is a simple game anyone can learn to play in minutes.  Lots of fun, new friends and outdoors.  Come and enjoy the tournament and come back and join in the play.

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