Play boccia Boccia information and guidance Rules of the game Boccia is an attack and defend game, with two sides competing over a set number of ends. The aim is to score as many points as possible by placing their set of coloured balls closest to the white jack ball. All players must be seated during a game A game consists of a series of ends Singles & Pairs = 4 ends Teams = 6 ends An end consists of all 13 balls being propelled onto court (the jack, 6 red and 6 blue) Decided using a coin toss, the winning player/captain chooses to be red or blue Both sides must occupy a designated box on the court from where balls are propelled The red side always begins the first end by propelling the jack into court In a pairs or team match each player propels the jack onto court in turn In a singles match both players will alternate twice The player who propels the jack ball also propels their first coloured ball A player from the opposite side then propels their first coloured ball The side not closest to the jack plays until they get closer, or run out of balls The end is complete when all balls from both sides have been propelled One point is awarded for every ball of the same colour, which is closest to the jack Points scored each end are accumulated to give a final score. Boccia England’s competitions for the 2018/19 season will be held under the 2018-v.3 BISFed Competition Rules published January 2018. To find out more on how to play boccia and what's needed visit our introduction to boccia page.