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Area 1/2 Bocce


Registration opens: February 15, 2020
Registration closes: July 30, 2020
Errors and exceptions due: August 6, 2020

Tentative schedule

10 a.m. – Delegation check in
10:15 a.m. – Coaches meeting
10:30 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies
10:45 a.m. – Competition begins
12-2 p.m. – Meal will be provided
Awards will be presented at the conclusion of the competition.

Bocce is a game of skill and strategy. Athletes can participate in Unified Sports events. Unified Sports is a program that assigns Special Olympics Minnesota athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities (Unified partners) to the same teams for training and competition.

In Unified bocce, a doubles team consists of one Special Olympics Minnesota athlete and one Unified partner; a traditional team consists of two athletes and two partners. As in all Special Olympics Minnesota sports, athletes are grouped in competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender.


Bocce Event List
Singles Doubles
Modified Singles
Modified Doubles
Unified Doubles
Modified Unified Doubles

Sport-specific guidelines

  • When registering a team, set up a team (Thief River Blue, Marshall A, etc.) first (at the bottom of the registration page) and then enter the athletes and put them on the teams, otherwise it gets more complicated.
  • Athletes may enter a Singles event and one of the Doubles events (either Doubles or Unified Doubles).
  • Special Olympics Minnesota is again offering a Modified Bocce Event. This event is designed for lower ability or lower mobility athletes who do not have the physical skills to put a regulation 60mm pallina into play or place a regulation 107mm ball past half court. If an athlete can successfully do either of these skills on a consistent basis, they should not be entered in the Modified Event.
  • The Bocce courts will be on grass with a PVC Pipe court.
  • Please refer to the SOMN Bocce Handbook (PDF) on how to get a bocce registration score.