The International Federation of Volo (FIB) and the International Confederation of Raffa (CBI) are currently in the midst of organising a joint World Volo and Raffa Championship at the same venue on the same dates in Mersin, Turkey.
The main goal for these championships is to give a united message to the whole world regarding the sport of bocce.
This championship will break new ground and will be a test for the future of the sport. It will be a monumental change in the way the various bocce codes come together at a global level.
The championship will be held across six days for both events from October 30 to November 5, 2022.
The Boccedrome in Mersin has four Raffa courts and 10 Volo courts, with the addition of another four Raffa courts in another venue.
Additionally, the championships elections for the Raffa board will take place as part of the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Mr Mutlu Turkmen has announced to continue as the president for another term. Mr Turkmen has indicated he would like Australia to play a key role on the new board.
Words by Tony Biancacci, President Asia Oceania Sport Boules Confedration and Vice-President FIB.