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  1. Lawn Sports • Bocce • Badminton • Buka • Croquet • Horseshoes Megan and Melinda By: Jen

  2. Bocce “1. Find a flat, level playing surface (packed dirt, gravel or grass are ideal). A regulation bocce court is 76 feet long and 10 feet wide. 2. Divide players into two teams of one, two or four players each. Each team gets four balls, divided equally among the players. 3. Have a player from the starting team stand behind the foul line (which is 10 feet from the throwing end of the court) and throw the small ball, or "pallina," toward the opposite end of the playing surface. 4. Let the player then throw one of the larger balls, or "boccia," trying to get it as close to the pallina as possible without touching it. 5. Have players from the opposing team take turns throwing their balls until one of the balls stops closer to the pallina than the starting player's ball. If they fail to do so, the starting team tries to outdo its first attempt. 6. Let the starting players take their second turn if the opposing team gets closer to the pallina than the starting team without using all of their balls. 7. Continue in this fashion until all eight balls have been thrown. The team with the closest ball gets one point for each of its balls that are closer to the pallina than the other team's closest ball. 8. Keep in mind that if the two teams' closest balls are an equal distance from the pallina, no points are awarded. 9. End the frame after all eight balls have been thrown and appropriate points have been awarded. The scoring team begins the next frame. If no team previously scored, the team that threw the pallina last begins the next frame. 10. Play as many frames as needed until one team has a total score of 16 points. “

  3. Badminton “15 points are required to win a set (11 for women) with possible exceptions: If the score is 14-14 the player who reached 14 first is allowed to decide if he wants to end the set at 15 or 17 points (women: 10-10 --> 11 or 12). 2 sets won are required for victory in a game. A player serves always from the right serving area across the court to the left, when having an even amount of points. Correspondingly, when having an odd amount of points, the player serves from left to right.”

  4. Buka The game is initialized when one of the forwards tosses the BUKA to the back. The back must then kick the ball with the foot that is outside the serving circle into the opponents court in one try (usually with an extended version of the inside kick.) The serve is still good even if hits the net before going into the other half of this court. Scoring: 1The game is won by scoring 15 points. 2.A point can only be made3 by the serving team. 3.A set is won by winning two out of three games. The object of the game is to keep sending the ball over the net without using your hands.

  5. Croquet “In lawn croquet, the informal version of croquet that is played in the United States, nine wire hoops andtwo wooden stakes are placed on an area no more than 40 feet (12 m) wide and 75 feet (23 m) long. Each side has 32 points to make, 16 with each ball. The hardwood balls are solid or striped with color; the mallets, also of hardwood, have handlesapproximately 30 inches (76 cm) long. As in other versions of croquet, the object is for a player to put the ball through all wickets, or as many as possible, before turning play over to his opponent.”

  6. Horseshoes • The Rules • Each player pitches both shoes followed by the opponent's two shoes. In pitching a shoe, the player may not cross the foul line. When playing teams, half the team throws from one stake and half throws from the other. Games can be played to 40 points in a point limit game or 40 shoes in a shoe limit game. In the shoe limit game the player with the highest points wins. If a tie exists then each player can take a half win or a two inning tie breaker can be thrown. • Scoring • Any shoe must be within one horseshoe-width (measured across the outside of the open end of the shoe) of the stake to be considered for points. (Official rules call for 6 inches max). The closest shoe to the stake gets 1 point. If you have two shoes closer than any of your opponent's, you get 2 points. Ringers are worth 3 points each and must completely encircle the stake so the ends can be touched with a straight-edge without touching the stake. If you have the closest shoe and a ringer, it's 4 points. If your opponent throws a ringer on top of yours, they cancel and no points are scored. Leaners are worth 1 point and are considered closer than any 1adjacent shoe except ringers.

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