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bodger

How to play Bocci Klabb ?

How to play Bocci Klabb ? Don't ask me, I haven't got a clue but here are some pictures off a wierd and wonderful game played by the locals in Malta. With this game you have two different sized balls. No! Nothing like those that a cricketer has after he's been hit in the box. Plus some strange odd shaped blocks. Have a look and see what you think.



















Procedings were as clear as mud to me.
Rena

Very Interesting! My DD says there was a game set up like this at State Fair (a few years back) here in Oregon only she doesn't remember the name...I think it looks to be enjoyable if one knew how to play . Did you venture a try Bodger?
Hawkeye

looks like a load of expats playing it though
Rena

What is 'expats'?
MrsWW

Hi Rena, in this instance, "expats" are British who have retired/moved to Malta.
Rena

Ahhhhh, Thank you MrsWW!
MrsWW

No probs Rena    but I don't have a clue about the game they're playing  
bodger

Those in the pictures were expats but one evening, there was a match going on between two local teams. They had team uniforms and were way better than the ones in the pictures. They were extremely serious. We didn't have the camera with us on that night.
Expatriates Rena.
Rare one

Here you go, Seems to be a version of Bowls.  


Boċċi is the Maltese version of the Italian game of bocce, French pétanque and British bowls. Other than certain differences in rules and the ground on which the game is played, one of the most obvious differences between Maltese boċċi and foreign equivalents is the shape of the bowls themselves which tend to be cylindrical rather than spherical in shape. Many small clubs (usually called Klabbs tal-Boċċi in Maltese) can be found in Maltese and Gozitan localities, and are usually well-frequented and are quite active on a local and European level.
kaz

This pitch was very well frequented and seemed to be the equivalent to golf for the retired ex-pats. The standard of play varied but the pitch was in use every time we walked past.

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