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…


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

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.

February 2018 Bocce Tournaments

Have you registered to play in any tournaments for this coming February?

2/3:  Rock and Roll for CancerNEO Sports Plant in Euclid, OH

2/9 – 2/10:  Kurentovanje Bocce Tournament and Festival – Cleveland Bocce Club in Cleveland, OH

2/9 – 2/11:  SUP-KUPClub Molisani in Wickliffe, OH

2/9:  5 Person Bocce Tournament – Pacentrano in Youngstown, OH

2/10:  Methuen High Stakes TournamentSons of Italy in Methuen, MA

2/18:  Derby Sons of Italy DoublesSons of Italy in Derby, CT

2/23 – 2/25:  Las Vegas Open Bocce Tournament – hosted by Frank and Guy DeSantis at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas, NV

2/24:  Methuen Winter DoublesSons of Italy in Methuen, MA


For other bocce events, check out the calendar or our list of regional tournaments

If you don’t see your club listed on your state’s “Venues Page,” email me the details and I’ll get it on there.



2017 The Arch of the Piedmont Bocce Tournament

Who’s going to help raise $80,000 for The Arc of the Piedmont this year?

Every dollar raised will be matched by The Perry Foundation to help The Arc in purchasing and renovating its NEW Activity Building that helps people with Developmental Disabilities in Virginia participate and interact in the community!

Sign up to play in the July 3, 2017 in this Charity / Fundraiser Bocce Tournament at Kardinal Hall in Charlottesville, VA.  Click the image below for registration info.

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2017 Mauro Frate Memorial Bocce Tournament

Hot off the press…from Mike Frabotta

The 2017 Mauro Frate Memorial Bocce Tournament is being held Friday March 24th – March 26th at Club Molisani in Wickliffe, OH (Cleveland).

This club with 3 beautiful synthetic bocce courts will host 4 groups in this round robin event, starting on Friday night and continuing with pool play on Saturday.  The top 3 teams from the 4 pools will square off in the playoffs on Sunday.  Payouts awarded to the top 6 spots.

Details of the event and contact info to sign up with Mike are in the event calendar.