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2016 Bocce Ball Beach Blast Stephen Parker Memorial Tournament

THE OFFICIAL STEPHEN G.W. PARKER MEMORIAL BOCCE BALL BEACH BLAST ASSOCIATION
2016 REGISTRATION FORM & RULES

TOURNAMENT DATE: APRIL, 16 2016
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 10, 2016
LOCATION: TURNER BEACHFRONT ESTATES
BRING: BEVERAGES AND BALLS (not necessarily in that order)

Complete the 2016 Stephen GW Parker Memorial Bocce Ball Beach Blast Tournament Registration_Form and send registration form to our esteemed Ball Master and ultimate S.T.O.O.G.E., Rob Turner at robrturner@cableone.net as soon as possible.

Registration forms must be received no later than April 10. Please provide a phone number and email address of the Team Captain. Also, include additional email addresses if you want teammates to receive tournament correspondence.

Watch this year’s and some of our previous BBBBA Videos to acclimate you to the Beach Bocce environment:

The Stephen G. W. Parker Bocce Ball Beach Blast Association.

The Stephen G. W. Parker Bocce Ball Beach Blast Association.

If you want to play but don’t have a team just enter INDIVIDUAL for team name and we’ll find you a team! There are always teams looking for players.

KEY INFORMATION:

Rob Turner - 2015 - STOOGE - Parade Leader

Rob Turner – 2015 – STOOGE – Parade Leader

Don’t forget to bring your Post Parker Play Pride Parade Pounding Parts to join the S.T.O.O.G.E. as he leads us on a tour of the beaches area with volume and gaiety that knows no bounds.

Support The Stephen Fund

Live Every Day...the Joyful Life of Stephen Parker - book written by David F. Parker to help support the Jacksonville Beaches area.

Live Every Day…the Joyful Life of Stephen Parker – book written by David F. Parker to help support the Jacksonville Beaches area.

Don’t forget to buy the book, Live Every Day…the Joyful Life of Stephen Parker, to help support the cause. We continue to try to propagate the message of living and enjoying life through The Stephen Fund. Monies will go toward the preservation and improvement of the Jacksonville Beaches area where Stephen loved and lived every day.

To buy the book, you can contact us directly by going to our Request Information page, or go directly to the book publisher at LuLu.

Click Here to Order Live Every Day now.

The 2014 Stephen Parker Memorial Bocce Ball Beach Blast Video

2014 Stephen Parker Memorial Bocce Ball Beach Blast Start Video

In case you missed it, here is the 2014 Stephen Parker Memorial Bocce Ball Beach Blast video to introduce and get the Tournament started.  Enjoy it over and over again!!!

LIVE EVERY DAY – http://youtu.be/hiGo_sxnWxk

2014 BBBBA Tournament Logistics from your STOOGE

Welcome bocce fans to the fourth annual Beach Bocce Blast!  As your Supreme Tournament Overlord Of Gaming Excellence (S.T.O.O.G.E.) I ask that you please review these important details regarding game day logistics.  Contact Rob if you have any questions.

DATE: May 31, 2014.

CHECK IN: Mandatory check in for teams begins at noon and all teams must be checked in by 12:30 by their Team Captain.  We may not be able to schedule teams who do not check in on time so please be prompt! If you want to play but are not on a team, check in by noon and I will find you a team!  You must be present to check in.

KICK OFF MEETING: There will be a kick off meeting at 12:45 which is mandatory for all Team Captains and other players are encouraged to attend.  It will be at the tournament tent on the beach and games will commence after the meeting.

EVENT PREPARATION:  If you have not already done so please review the Bocce Blast Tournament Rules prior to the tournament and let me know if you have any questions or you feel anything needs clarification.  See link to rules on the website below:

http://www.thestephenfund.com/blog/?cat=3

Players are encouraged to bring the following on tournament day:

  • BOCCE BALL SET if you have one
  • Small tape measure or other measuring device
  • Coin for coin tosses
  • Extra sun screen (in case yours explodes on an opposing player)
  • Friends and family to cheer you on!
  • Food, beverages, coolers, etc. – Stay hydrated!
    • We’ll be enjoying hot dogs on the grill around 6PM and any contributions you want to make to the cookout (chips, slaw, potato salad, etc.) are appreciated! Try to let me know ahead of time what you plan to bring and THANK YOU!
    • BYOB and bring some for yourself too
  • Drums or other mobile musical instruments for the Hell No parade
  • Anything else for a fun day on beach!
    • If you bring beach blankets, chairs, etc. please don’t set up right in front of tournament tent as you may be bombarded with bocce balls…

SEE YOU AT THE BOCCE BLAST!

Rob Turner
S.T.O.O.G.E.

2014 Bocce Beach Blast Information

The Stephen Fund - Beach Bocce Blast Tournament

The 2014 Stephen G.W. Parker Memorial Beach Bocce Blast

DATE OF TOURNAMENT: May 31, 2014

Join us on sunny Jacksonville Beach for our 4th Annual Stephen G. W. Parker Memorial Beach Bocce Blast All-Terrain Bocce Tournament, that’s right, the SGWPMBBBATBT.

This is an ALL-TERRAIN bocce tournament so be prepared to play wherever you happen to place your balls, even if they may go to a location that may be detrimental to their overall health!  Get them sandy, get them wet, get them dinged up, toss them into a trashy hole…wheresoforth goeth the ball, thou goest.

Put your bocce ball blasting skills to the test in this casual competition open to all ages and levels of skill.  Enjoy a day of fun in the sun competing for the coveted title of “Biggest Balls on the Beach!!!” as well as many other awards.  Registration is open to anyone looking for friendly bocce competition and not afraid to get a little sand on your balls.

Note that this year the games may start in the afternoon to coincide with low tide and a feast to follow.  Logistics to be communicated to Team Captains before the event.  Get on a team or captain your own team before the event’s first toss-off.

ALL PLAYERS MUST REGISTER USING THE REGISTRATION FORM HERE

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MAY 28, 2014.

Not a bocce enthusiast? No problem! Come out to cheer on your favorite team and enjoy the beach. Fun for everyone!

Please contact Rob with any inquiries regarding the tourney.

Important Links:

Note: These docs are in MS Word. Contact Rob if you cannot open them.

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SEE YOU AT THE TOURNAMENT!

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2012 BBBBA Tournament Wieners

•    Biggest Balls On The Beach (First Place)
Harriatrix – Harriet Turner, Buddy Turner,
David Parker Sr, Marilyn Parker
•    Hell No! (Last Place) – Donny Waltz
•    Oldest Balls (Oldest player) – David Parker Sr
•    Youngest Balls (Youngest Player) – Reide Zimmerman
•    Stephen GW Parker Sportsmanship Award – Austin
•    Master Blaster – Christine Finkel
•    Longest Kiss – Tim
•    Tightest Balls – Finkelicious Destructeurs
•    Juiciest Wieners – Harriet Turner

Don’t be a DUD, be a STUD!!!
Put your best balls out there
and win something SWEET!