Raffa (boules)

Raffa (also known as raffa bocce or roundup), is a specialty, both male and female, of boules. It is governed by Confederazione Boccistica Internazionale (CBI).

Along with pétanque and bocce volo, it's one of the three specialties proposed by the Confédération Mondiale des Sports de Boules (all of which are included in the World Games) as possible new disciplines for the 2024 Summer Olympics.[1]

Highest governing bodyConfederazione Boccistica Internazionale
Team membersIndividual, team
EquipmentBocce (balls) & pallino (jack)
World Games2009 – present


The specialty is named after the "raffa shot", a special shot made to strike - on the fly or with the help of the ground - a certain piece (jack or balls) indicated in advance; all pieces placed within 13 cm of that indicated are valid.[2]

Raffa can be played individually, in pairs or in trio.[2] Matches end at 12 points, while the finals at 15 points.[2]


  1. ^ "Boules Sport 2024". Confédération Mondiale des Sports de Boules. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Impiglia 2004



Raffa may refer to:

Raffa, Syria a village in Al-Tamanah Nahiyah, Maarrat al-Nu'man District, Idlib

Raffa (boules), a specialty, both male and female, of boules

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