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.”

2018 Cleveland Challenge Cup of Bocce Details

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From the Wickliffe Italian American Club on 6/18/18:

Good Afternoon!

We hope this post finds you well. Please read all the way through, important information below.

We would like to announce this years registration for the 35th annual Cleveland Challenge Cup of Bocce is now open! The link below will take you to our new online registration form, which is the only way you can register your team until July 10. We are still guaranteeing your entry until July 1, if you are a team from 2017.

A few things different this year include:

ONLINE REGISTRATION: This year, unlike prior years, we will offer an online registration form. This move is meant to be more convenient to team captains, upgrade our communications, populate our online bracket and phone APP that will allow players, friends, and family a more interactive experience. We acknowledge that there is a $7.50 convenience fee attached to online applications (Charged by PAYPAL), and to help mitigate that cost and as a promotion for online applications, the Club we will be giving each team that registers online, $10 in drink tickets.

The only access is through a link (posted to our website (www.wickliffeianda.com), social media sites, and this email). http://wickliffeianda.com/…/bocce-cleveland-challenge-cup-…/

GIFT UPGRADE: Our committee and Club members believe 35 Years is something special, we have upgraded our team gift to dry-fit, newly designed shirts.

RECORD PAYOUT: To address some suggestions from prior years, we are limiting the number of places we are paying to 12, and increasing the payouts across the places, paying a record $7,500 for first place.

Lastly, the past several years we have heard from players, captains and read on social media, that our payout is not 100%. We are not looking to get into a long, drawn-out discussion on the finer points of running our tournament or our club. We will point out a couple of facts that make a 100% payout something that does now allow for a 100% payout for this year or years past:

The Wickliffe Italian-American Club is a non-profit organization, and has been such for over 80 years,
We have given >$20,000 in scholarships to local high school seniors annually, this tournament is officially our largest fundraiser for that cause,
We operate a 10-acre facility and there is a cost to upkeep and operate,
The experience we offer the weekend of the tournament (entertainment, shuttle service, give-aways, facilities, etc…) is one that entails a culmination of cost and hard work by our volunteers, including our members, ladies auxiliary, and students from the local schools, and we do not intend to operate at a loss.

We appreciate your understanding, and while we don’t field a large volume of criticism, we did want to address those that have taken to social media and want to put out facts regarding this topic. If you still have questions about the payout or tournament in general, please limit the dialogue to a phone call to Paul DiCicco (440-552-1865) or Tony Continenza (440-477-3255). (you may also reply to this email)

We truly appreciate your patronage and support over the years and look forward to seeing ALL of you in late August for another great tournament. It is not the same tournament without you…

Please see attached form for information, payouts, and contact info if you have questions. Forward this email to anyone we might have missed…

Thanks,

Tournament Committee

Cleveland Challenge Cup of Bocce

1st Annual Baltimore Bocce Classic – Details Released

Who’s traveling to Baltimore in early June to compete in the First Annual Baltimore Bocce Classic?  Bryan Schwabline and I talked today and he has released the details to me.  The first 16 teams to register and pay will be guaranteed a spot.  Bryan, Dino Basso and Gianni Andracchio are running this event on the public bocce courts in Baltimore’s Little Italy during the St. Anthony’s Festival .  Get more details here.  – Joe Bocce

All-American Liberty Leagues 2018 Outdoor Spring Bocce Registration

For those in the Philly area who love to play outdoor bocce, be sure to register early for these leagues.  If you are a newbie or a veteran player, you are welcome!

This year the All-American Liberty Bocce Leagues company has expanded and now plays in Manayunk.

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Mad River Manayunk Wednesday Night League at the Manayunk River Brewery: 

  • April 11 – May 30, 2018

Fairmount Tuesday and Wednesday Night Leagues at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Field at 6:30 PM:

  • April 17 – June 5 (Tuesdays)
  • April 18 – June 6 (Wednesdays)

Register Here

 

2018 Southern California Bocce Tournament Schedule Released

The 2018 Southern California Bocce League winter meetings have wrapped up and the schedule for tournaments has been made.  Today I got a copy and will put the events in the calendar shortly, but to keep you from waiting longer, I will list them now.  All of them cost $180 / 4 person team.

  • April 8th:  4S Bocce Club @ 4S Ranch Community Park – San Diego
  • April 29th:  Downey Bocce Club @ Barbara Riley Comm. Center – Downey
  • May 20th:  Encinitas Bocce Club @ Oakcrest Park – Encinitas
  • June 10th:  Poway Bocce Club @ Community Park, – Poway
  • July 15th:  Hawthorne Bocce Club @ Memorial Park – Hawthorne
  • Aug. 5th:  South Bay Bocce Club @ Columbia Park – Torrance
  • Sept. 23rd:  San Pedro Bocce Club @ Berth 95 – San Pedro
  • Oct. 7th:  Laguna Niguel Bocce Club @ Marina Park

If you have a bocce tournament or bocce club or facility that you want listed, please email me and I will certainly get it on the page.  Please include your club name, bocce contact, phone, email, website, Facebook page, other social media, physical address, a digital copy of your logo, photos from events and any info about leagues and tournaments.  Look at some other club / venue pages to see what your page can look like.