Category Archives: The Stephen Parker Memorial Bocce Tournament

The Stephen Parker Memorial Bocce Tournament is a beach bocce tournament played annually around the time of Mother’s Day, if possible. It is a tournament to capture the spirit of what Stephen Parker was all about…competitive, athletic, camaraderie, and fun.

2017 Stephen Parker Memorial Bocce Ball Beach Blast Tournament

Details for the 2017 Stephen Parker Bocce Tournament

THE OFFICIAL STEPHEN G.W. PARKER MEMORIAL BEACH BOCCE BALL BLAST ASSOCIATION
2017 REGISTRATION FORM & RULES

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

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

TOURNAMENT DATE: JULY 1, 2017
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 27, 2017
LOCATION: TURNER BEACHFRONT ESTATES
BRING: BEVERAGES AND BALLS (not necessarily in that order)

Complete the 2017 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 JUNE 27. 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.

S.T.O.O.G.E. & Parade Leader, Rob Turner, with the DDCDD (Dynamic Drum Corps Delivery Dufus), Chris Parker

S.T.O.O.G.E. & Parade Leader, Rob Turner, with the DDCDD (Dynamic Drum Corps Delivery Dufus), Chris Parker.

Watch some of our previous BBBBA Videos to acclimate you to the Beach Bocce environment:

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:

Don’t forget to bring your Post Parker Party Play Pride Parade Pounding Parts to Participate in the Perennial S.T.O.O.G.E. Stomp, a titillating tour led by your Procession Leader, the S.T.O.O.G.E. himself, around the Jacksonville Beach area with accompanying victorious vivacity, veritable volume and gesticulatory gaiety to end all gaiety.

2016 BBBBA Stephen GW Parker Memorial Tournament Results

The 2016 Stephen GW Parker Beach Bocce Ball Blast Memorial Tournament was another year of continued success in the efforts to create “fun in the sun” and Bocce on the Beach.  Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed the day at the beach and especially to those who handled their set of balls with prowess.

As per usual, we started the day with an introductory video followed by the S.T.O.O.G.E. (Supreme Tournament Overlord Of Gaming Excellence) randomly picking the competition and explaining the rules…also, randomly!

The team to beat in 2014 was the incredible team of tremendously triumphant and titillating  talent known as C’MON NOW!  This was a compilation of such tremendous talent it was nearly hard to believe there would be any chance for any other ballers in 2015, much less 2016.  But, the team led by the Younger David Parker of AJ, Jackie, David, and the new Matt was upended in 2015 and then again 2016 trying a different name and tactic as NO SAKE BOMBS, PLEASE whereby every team who played them had to have a participant slam a sake bomb with one member from their team prior to the initial toss.  Things, again, were not to go as planned.

Once again, the upstarts from Jacksonville Beach, A. M. Lumber, were hell bent on annihilating the field.  It didn’t look good to start, however, as the AM Lumber good not muster their morning wood.  After an initial setback to the NO SAKE BOMBS, PLEASE in their very first game, however, they proceeded to run the table.  The team of Brian, Brad, Mike, and Doug were not to be denied as they finished the regular play with only the one defeat in two years to the NO SAKE BOMBS, PLEASE going down on them 15-8.

A. M. Lumber, taking their one loss into the final, matched up against the Pallino Busters who upset the heretofore undefeated mighty NO SAKE BOMBS, PLEASE!!! in a last second Toss Off.  Though the Pallino Busters strode in to the final with confidence, they were unable to dent the firm grip of the A. M. Lumber team on the victorious Happy Ending they were striving for. A.M. Lumber was again the victor claiming THE BIGGEST BALLS ON THE BEACH.

The awards were given followed by the Parker Pride Parade led by the mighty S.T.O.O.G.E. and his DDCDD (Dynamic Drum Corps Delivery Dufus) sidekick.  The subsequent consumption of a pile of juicy weiners from the Host with the Most concluded the fun filled frolicking with definitive finality.  Thanks to the Turners and to RT specifically for being the best S.T.O.O.G.E. known to mankind…and, perhaps the only one.  Chris Parker, as the DDCDD, should also be thanked for his contribution to the beaches disruptions.

The awards were as follows:

  • Biggest Balls on the Beach – A. M. Lumber
  • Nearly Unbeaten Balls – Pallino Busters
  • Tightest Balls – NO SAKE BOMBS, PLEASE!!! with a tight set
  • Longest Kiss – Jacob Parker of Sand Goats with 65 feet of precarious puckering
  • Master Blaster – Chewbocces
  • Virgin Baller – Natalie from The Stragglers!!!
  • Youngest Baller – Emma Parker at 12 years going on 31 from the Flying Panther Monkeys
  • Oldest Baller – David “Flexible” Parker Sr. – 82 years of solid knowledge
  • Juiciest Weiner – Harriett – pounds of delightful dripping meat
  • The Money Shot – unclaimed this year due to everyone playing to perfection
  • Sweetest Sack – Chris Parker from Sand Goats
  • Tenderest Baller – Amanda Miles from the Flying Panther Monkeys takes home the most coveted award which represents all that was Stephen…tough but tender and, by all means, fun and happy at all times.
  • Nearest Nuptials – Mike & Alicia from Pallino Busters are given the utmost in best wishes as Mike ties up his balls for beatings till death do them part…or, the pain is too overwhelming.

We had such a tremendous set of teams this year with their many lovely balls and sacks, it was hard to fit them all on the beach.  Fortunately we managed the tides and tiny beach scenarios, not to mention tiny bikini distractions, particularly the Euro guy in his loose fitting elastic.  The teams battled hard.  Here are the final team records as per our STOOGE:

TEAM NAME RECORD
AM Lumber 5 – 1
Pallino Busters 4 – 2
“NO” Sake Bombs, PLEASE!!! 4 – 1
Stragglers 4 – 1
Sand Goats 2 – 2
HB is FJ! 2 – 2
Damn Yankees 2 – 2
Flying Panther Monkeys 2 – 2
Sandy Balls 2 – 2
Hariatrics 1 – 3
Chewbocces 0 – 4
Honey Badgers 0 – 4

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 BBBBA 2015 Tournament Final Statement from our Leader

FROM:  S.T.O.O.G.E. (Rob Turner)

Thanks everyone for making our fifth annual Beach Bocce Blast a huge success! Our tournament continues to grow with 14 teams battling in the sand this year. Congratulations to newcomers AM Lumber for capturing the coveted Biggest Balls On The Beach award with a big thumbs up to all teams and subs for a fun and spirited competition. As usual Buddy and Harriet threw down a fantastic feast with your delicious contributions and our Master of Awards Dave “Whale Balls” Parker recognized exceptional play and sportsmanship by our outstanding participants. See team rankings below and I hope to see you again next year!

1 AM Lumber
2 HB is FJ!!!!
3 C’mon Now!
4 Damn Yankees
5 Finkelicious
6 Hell Nos
7 Low Hanging Fruit
8 Harriatrix
9 Super Duper Double Bubble Ball Blasters
10 Sand Goats
11 Gino Vasalino and the Ballbreakers
12 Fuzzy Balls
13 The Fresh Balls of Belaire
14 Surf Criminals

The 2015 Stephen Parker Bocce Ball Beach Blast Memorial Tournament

The 2015 Stephen Parker Bocce Ball Beach Blast Memorial Tournament was another year of continued success in the efforts to create fun in the sun and Bocce on the Beach.  Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed the day at the beach and especially to those who handled their set of balls.

The Introductory video was another success as we kicked off the tournament with some scenes from last year as well as an introduction for the new teams to what we do and how we do it.  Watch the video here!

The team to beat from 2014 was the compilation of such tremendous talent it was nearly hard to believe there would be any chance for any other ballers.  C’MON NOW! was ready to go with AJ, Jackie, David, and the new Matt.  Things were not to go as planned.

The upstarts from Jacksonville Beach, A. M. Lumber, were hell bent on annihilating the field, and that they did.  The team of Brian, Brad, Mike, and Doug were not to be denied as they finished the regular play undefeated by defeating the defending champs, C’MON NOW! in a close 15-11 match.

A. M. Lumber matched up against the only other undefeated team on the day during regular play, perennial ballers HB is FJ.  Though HB is FJ strode in to the final with confidence, they were unable to dent the armor of the A. M. Lumber team managing not a single point during the Final.  HB is FJ, with a refined crew of Mike, Stevan, Dave, and Shawn again retained the runner up title for the second time in three years.  Ever the Bridesmaid, never the bride.

The awards were given followed by the Parade and a pile of juicy weiners from the Host with the Most.  Thanks to the Turners and to RT specifically for being the best STOOGE known to mankind.  The awards were as follows:

  • The Biggest Balls on the Beach – A. M. Lumber – Brian, Brad, Mike, Doug
  • The Nearly Unbeaten Balls – HB is FJ – Mike, Stevan, Dave, Shawn
  • Tightest Balls – A. M. Lumber – Brian, Brad, Mike, Doug – 4.5 inches radius and they still didn’t win the point thanks to the precision of C’MON NOW! front man, Dave “Whale Balls” Parker
  • Longest Kiss – Mike from A. M. Lumber – 45 feet of luscious love
  • Master Blaster – Brad from A. M. Lumber – an 8 point turner
  • Virgin Baller – Amanda from the Super Duper Double Bubble Ball Blasters
  • Youngest Baller – Andrew from Finkelicious – a 14 year old giant
  • Oldest Baller – David “Whale Balls” Sr. – 81 years old of solid knowledge
  • Juiciest Weiner – Harriett – pounds of delightful dripping meat
  • The Money Shot – unclaimed this year due to everyone playing to perfection
  • Sweetest Sack – Jacob from the Fresh Balls of Belair
  • Tenderest Baller – Connor from the Fresh Balls of Belair

We had such a tremendous number of teams this year, it was hard to fit them all on the beach.  Fortunately the tide cooperated almost perfectly with a low tide right around mid day.  The teams battled hard.  Here are the teams as per our STOOGE:

  • A. M. Lumber
  • HB is FJ!
  • C’MON NOW!
  • Harriatrix
  • The Fresh Balls of Belair
  • The Sand Goats
  • Damn Yankees
  • Super Duper Double Bubble Ball Blasters
  • Finkelicious
  • Surf Criminals/Hell YES!
  • Gino Vasalino and the Ballbreakers!
  • Low Hanging Fruit
  • Hell No!
  • Fuzzy Balls

2015 BBBBA Tournament Registration Form

THE OFFICIAL STEPHEN G.W. PARKER MEMORIAL BOCCE BALL BEACH BLAST ASSOCIATION
2015 REGISTRATION FORM & RULES

TOURNAMENT DATE:  JUNE 13, 2015
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  JUNE 10, 2015
LOCATION:  TURNER BEACHFRONT ESTATES
BRING:  BEVERAGES AND BALLS (not necessarily in that order)

Complete the Official 2015 BBBBA Tournament Registration Form and send registration form to our esteemed Ball Master, Rob Turner at robrturner@cableone.net as soon as possible.

Registration forms must be received no later than June 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.

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:

2015 Memorial Stephen G. W. Parker Memorial Bocce Ball Beach Blast Association Tournament Winner, C'MON NOW!

2015 Memorial Stephen G. W. Parker Memorial Bocce Ball Beach Blast Association Tournament Winner
C’MON NOW!

Buy the Book Live Every Day to Support the Cause

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.

Balls in the air for the 2014 Stephen Parker Memorial Bocce Tournament

2014 Bocce Ball Beach Blast Tournament Winners, Wieners, and Awards

The 2014 Stephen G. W. Parker Memorial Bocce Ball Beach Blast Tournament was another nail biting ball busting bonanza of a competition.  The Wieners, and Award Winners have been declared, determined, and defined.  HELL NO! was NOT the cry this year as, “HELL, YES!”, the upstart newcomers, C’MON NOW! screamed in to the final with an undefeated record and took the perennial favorites, Hell No!, out on to the tidal flats where they were able to smoke them like a ripe discarded half-smoked half extinguished moistened filter cigarette carelessly discarded near a receptical feigning environmental concern.

Last year’s dominators led by perennial Hell No’er, EJ, came up through the ranks as expected bending, if not breaking, the Murphy Rule of out distancing the competition.  Thought the complaints were enumerable, Hell No! continued on their merry destruction on in to the final.  But, it was not to be as C’Mon Now! with heralded leader, Jackie Parker, took the match to the flats where her impeccable bowling skills proved no match for the big strong drunken tan rolls of solid muscle from Jax Beach.  The 4th Annual Tournament Championship drew little drama as the bashing was complete in a 14-2 romping of last year’s winners.  C’Mon Now! is declared the winner of the 2014 Tournament and proud owner of BEST BALLS ON THE BEACH!!! Well done to the mixed team of Jackie, David, AJ and Matt from Atlantic Beach.  The battle of the beaches is ON!  C’Mon, Now!!!

Hell No! headed by perennial champion baller, EJ, quietly succumbed to the massive ballers from Atlantic Beach who proved to be tremendously accurate at kissing the balls from great distance on the tidal flats which were fully low at the time of the final.  Once the pallino was relinquished, Hell, No! could not get back in to their favorite soft sand areas.  Though the loss was excruciatingly painful to Mr. EJ, he was found to be happily drowning his sorrows nearby at the beer stand within moments. Hell No! relinquished the coveted Best Balls on the Beach award certificate to C’Mon Now! but declared they will return in 2015 with more meat and better strategy in the finals.  C’Mon Now! received the award and a basket of mini-bottles of alcohol which they promptly consumed, but not before being crowned The Stephen GW Parker BBB Champs for 2014.

But, there were many other winners on the day, not to mention a plethora of fine Buddy Turner tastily toasted wieners being consumed. While the wieners were going down, we gave out the following prizes:

  • Longest Kiss – Jacob Parker who gently caressed his ball against the pallino through 55 feet of sheer pleasure.
  • Virgin Baller – Kathleen for her heroics as a first timer on the dismal Waltz Team.
  • Tightest Balls – Team Finkelicious for the tightest grouping of balls by a team around the pallino at a cluster of only 14 inches in diameter.
  • Master Blaster – Naomi Larrabee Smith was given the honor as many teams reported her continuing success at blasting things up at opportune, or maybe, inopportune times.
  • Money Shot – Jacob Parker again was awarded this coveted prize for specifically turning his game up to maximum caress for sheer pleasure on many occasions.
  • Juiciest Wiener – Harriet Turner once again exhibited her prowess in procuring the plumpest pile of peckers you ever placed on your palate as Buddy was more than happy to toast his tasty classics for your juiciest pleasure.
  • Sweetest Sack – Chris Parker arrived with a brand new carrying device which we deemed was aptly sack like though not traditionally so.  He was deemed to have the sweetest sack with her classic crate of balls from Stephen’s collection going old school.
  • Most Beaten – The Sand Goats managed to have the most beaten balls at the beach with no wins mustered.
  • Hell No! – this award, named after the famous line EJ received on the beach by some passing babes, is awarded to the biggest Crash and Burn player. Don Waltz took home the honors this year for having assembled such an abysmal group of Tossers.
  • Youngest Baller – Aiden Jones represented the youngest baller on the beach having played with his balls in nothing less than a prepubescent professional at 11 years of age.
  • Oldest Baller – No one can seem to supplant the elder statesman, David F. Parker, as he took home this honor yet again. We will have to recruit some guys from Fleet Landing or somewhere to usurp his status.
  • Sportsmanship – this is awarded to the person who exhibits true sportsmanship in the manner that our beloved Stephen GW Parker lived his whole life. This year’s award went to our Australian first-timer, Bonnie Wilks, who was visiting on her way to the northern reaches with her parents and long time Egyptian friends, Doug and Nikki Wils.  Stephen would have been highly approving of this award.
  • Best Ballers – C’MON NOW!!! Nice ball control!

Fun was had by all and all had fun. Look for more posts in the coming days and for photos to be coming soon.

Thanks to everyone who participated or came out to cheer on the participants. And, thanks to the Turners, one and all, for their gracious contributions.

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