Methuen Sons of Italy Bocce – April 28, 2021

Each Wednesday night the Methuen Sons of Italy hosts a “luck of the draw” social bocce tournament. If you are in the Northeastern Massachusetts are and want to play, you are welcome to stop by. Sign up at 5:30PM that night or let Vince or Vinny know you’re going to play.

459 Merrimack Street, Methuen, MA 01844

Tel: 978-688-2258


2021 World Series of Bocce Planned for July

From Joe Mellace via Facebook on March 16, 2021

The Toccolana Club is proud and excited to announce the return of the World Series of Bocce in 2021. This iconic and hugely popular community event will take place during the week of July 15-18, commencing Thursday, July 15th. While the scope and size of the event is yet to be determined, it will be in full compliance with all local and state guidelines in place at that time. The Toccolana Club is fully committed to hosting a fun and competitive event that is also safe for all participants and visitors. So, mark your calendars, and contact the Toccolana Club at (315)339-3609, or visit our website at to keep up to date with event details, enter a team, and/or learn how to be a sponsor at our event.

Remembering Carmine Baresi from Yonkers – Mount Vernon Bocce Club

From Guy DeSantis with Yonkers – Mount Vernon Bocce Club


Dear Bocce family,

It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness to report that our dear friend and longtime Mt. Vernon Bocce club member, Carmine Baresi, has passed away. Tragically, he succumbed to injuries that resulted from a snowmobile accident. Donations can be made at the link below. Thank you, Guy

The FDNY set up a scholarship fund for Carmine’s children. Please donate here:

From the drop down menu, select “FF Carmine J. Barresi Children’s Education Fund.”

2021 Mauro Frate Memorial Bocce Tournament Results


Another successful Mauro Frate Memorial Bocce Tournament wrapped up tonight at Club Molisani in Wickliffe / Cleveland, OH. Congratulations to 1st Place winners Frank DiCillo and Russ Meraglio of this 3 day event with over 40 teams. Frank is also the Club Molisani Singles Champ of the 2019 and 2020 events.


1st: Frank DiCillo and Russ Meraglio

Frank and Russ won 1st Place (left to right)

2nd: Mike Frabotta and Dennis Strnad

Mike and Dennis finished 2nd (left to right)

3rd: Ron Dawg and Renato Patete

4th: Doug Carter and Joe Zdesar

5th: Lio Giannotti and Miles Russell

5th: Gianni Colaizzi and Anthony Capogreco

7th: Bruno Antonelli and Claudio Berardinelli

7th: Don Aventi and Anthony Croce

NEO Sports Plant near Cleveland, OH announces 2 new 2021 Bocce Tournaments

NEO Sports Plant will host a Coed 4-Person tournament on March 6, 2021.

Also NEO Sports Plant will host a 2-Person Tournament on April 10, 2021.

Details and registration info for the March 6th Coed Event and the April 10th 2-person event are in the events calendar.

Marco Orlando is taking the registration by phone or Facebook.

2020 Club Molisani Charities Invitational Bocce Tournament Results

Congratulations to ABV Contractors, the first place Winners of the 2020 Club Molisani Invitational Charities Bocce Tournament in Wickliffe, OH (Cleveland). This team has won the title 4 years in a row! Pictured here on the last day of the event, October 11, 2020, are team members (Left to Right): Michael Frabotta, Dennis Strnad, Anthony Croce & Dominic Aveni. The evnent was sponsored by Ganley Village Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT, Merrill Lynch & Fioritto Funeral Service. Click this link to get more information on Club Molisani.

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BocceCLEAN – North America: Bocce Club Executives Discuss How To Safely Reopen Facilities

The COVID-19 Pandemic has touched all of us. We are saddened for the devastation and heartache the disease has caused around the globe and especially to our bocce friends in Italy.

Click the image to find out more about this conversation taking place at 8:30 PM (EST) on Friday, May 22, 2020. If are not able to make it live and want to see it, we will most likely have a recording so register to get the passcode to sign in later.

The 2020 World Series of Bocce is Cancelled

Unfortunately, but obviously for saftey reasons related to the COVID 19 Pandemic, the 2020 World Series of Bocce has been cancelled. The 47th annual bocce event was scheduled for July 16th – 19th. Typically over 100 teams (both Women’s, Men’s) compete in the tournament. The organizers are well aware of the health concerns for the hundreds of players and fans that gather over the mid-summer bocce tournament and party. Here are some photos of past World Series.

Other 2020 bocce tournaments and events at the Toccolana Club in Rome, NY are listed on this schedule on the club’s website. The club boasts 15 courts and regularly hosts leagues for women, men and coed teams. Leagues will cautiously start with state guidelines in place when “restirctions are eased.”