Boccia / Bocce / Botcha Ball Play Set
£82.99 inc VAT
Boccia (pronounced botcha) is an internationally recognised game played at the Paralympics.It was developed so that those who are experiencing difficulties relating to their motor abilities or suffering from weakened strength are able to play a competitive game. Boccia can be enjoyed by anyone regardless of age or ability. The aim is to score as many points as possible by getting as many of your Boccia balls closer to the jack than your opponent, working in a similar fashion to bowls. This is a complete boccia playing set which means that there are all of the balls necessary to get a game up and running. While not being competition standard balls, these boccia balls allow for play in an amateur setting. These Boccia balls are made from a unique pliable material which allows them to be propelled in any manner, be it thrown, rolled or pushed. this benefits those who experience difficulty relating to their mobility. Boccia is an internationally recognised game, played at the Paralympics. It may be played by individuals, in pairs or in teams. This handy set includes 13 balls, 6 red, 6 blue and 1 white jack/target.
Boccia is a popular game which can be played by individuals, pairs or teams of three. The aim of the game of boccia is to throw balls, coloured either red or blue (which player or team gets which colour is detcided by the toss of a coin) as close as possible to the white target ball, or jack.
The jack is thrown first, then the first two regular blue and red boccia balls are thrown (first by the player who threw the jack then the other person/team), after which, the side furthest away from the jack goes next in an attempt to either get closer to the jack or knock the opposition's ball away from the jack. This carries on until the end when one player or team has played all their balls, at which point, the other person/team will play their remaining balls. The balls can be moved with hands, feet or, if required, with an assistive device such as a ramp. At the end of each round the referee measures the distance of the balls closest to the jack, and will then award points accordingly - one point for each ball that is closer to the jack than the opponent's closest ball. The player or team with the highest number of points at the end of play is the winner. If both teams have the same amount of points after all ends have been played, one additional boccia game is played to determine the overall winner. Boccia ball sets are available at different costs, usually reflecting whether they are competition standard (usually leather) or just a play or practice set. The game of boccia is a good form of exercise for all involved, it provides both fun and entertainment. It is also a game of skill.