Confédération Bouliste Internationale (CBI)
Charter members Swiss and Italian Federations founded the Confédération Bouliste Internationale (CBI) on April 4, 1982 to meet a need recognized by a growing number of bocce enthusiasts in Europe. The second independent world bocce organization, CBI implements revised guidelines of play – doing away with “volo” rules using metal balls. Moreover, CBI imposes a different playing style punto, raffa, volo which incorporated similar techniques and used composition balls.
CBI held its first world singles championship in 1983 in Switzerland, with 13 countries participating in. Singles and team tournaments alternated since 1983, as CBI’s main annual event. In addition to these annual events, CBI has also sanctioned four more world tournaments since 1983.