Friday, October 05, 2007
A game of Bocci at the local club
Like all sports, bocci (pentaque) changes immensely from the time when you are a beginner to the time when you achieve a certain level of proficincy.
When you throw your first boule it all seems rather random, and you ask yourself "is this really all? Getting as close to the pig (the small ball) as possible?"
But thats probably what you thought the first time you tried football (kicking the ball into the goal), darts ( hitting the wall), Pool (hitting the holes) Formula One (driving fast) etc.
So when the glorious time comes when you are able to place your boule where you want, and even hit the opponent's boule directly and send it packing, things get a bit different. It's not all about coming as close to the pig as possible, but about counting the number of boules in play, figuring out where you should place your next boule to make it difficult for your opponent and even trying to hit the pig directly to knock it out of play