Region E Bocce Competition

What Is Bocce?

Bocce is an ancient sport invented during the Roman Empire. The game combines the skills of bowling with the accuracy of darts. Players try to get their bocce balls closer to the pallina (target ball) than their opponents. Individuals can participate in bocce as a traditional single player or as part of traditional doubles or team. Unified bocce is available in doubles and team formats. Unified sports combine a Special Olympics athlete with a non-disabled peer as partners or on teams for competition.

As in all Special Olympics Illinois sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender when appropriate.

Athletes in Illinois who participate in bocce compete locally at a region-qualifying event. Gold medal winners are eligible to advance to Summer Games held in Normal in June.

Bocce Events Offered in Illinois


  • Singles competition
  • Doubles competition
  • Team competition


  • Doubles competition
  • Team competition

Competition Information

All players will compete in a minimum of two bocce games. Games will be 30 minutes or 12/16 points (12 points singles and doubles,16 points teams), or, whichever comes first.

Open court format. Once a court is open we will call the next match. Singles, doubles, teams, Unified doubles, and Unified teams competitions are available.

Facility Information

28 courts with access to bathrooms on site. Parking is in front and on the side of the building.

Event Details

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Volunteer Information

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  • Appropriate athletic attire/uniforms (see rule interpretations for specifics)
  • Water


Individuals, pairs and teams will be placed in divisions in advance and will be awarded after the competition. Teams who earn a gold medal will advance to Summer Games.


A lunch and water will be provided for all registered and approved athletes, unified partners and coaches.

Supporting Documents

To see a complete list of all State Championship Competitions, click here.

To find out more information about the Knights of Columbus, who support Special Olympics Illinois throughout the year, click here.

Who We Are

About Special Olympics Illinois    

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit sports organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports to a community of more than 55,000 traditional athletes, Young Athletes, Unified partners, coaches, volunteers, and more. It strives to be a global leader in shaping a culture where people with and without intellectual disabilities are fully integrated into the community by providing year-round opportunities in competitive sports, health education, leadership and personal development. 

If you are interested in being a part of Special Olympics Illinois and its vision, contact your local region, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website. Follow Special Olympics Illinois on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and X.  


Oct 12 2024


8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Roma Sports Complex


Roma Sports Complex
9115 Roma Ct Frankfort, IL 60423
Christa Sullivan


Christa Sullivan
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