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.”

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.”

Clayton, CA bocce players and CBCA host fundraiser to help local businesses and vulnerable citizens

The Bocce Committee encourages league players (and everyone else in Clayton) to patronize our downtown eating establishments. But we want to go further. Among the many victims of this pandemic are those with not enough to eat or who are unable to access other basic services and who, even after the pandemic ends, may be out of a job. Link to article

Team Highwood Bocce wins the 2019 Aldo Della Croce Bocce Tournament in St. Louis

Congratulations to Team Highwood for coming in 1st place in the 2019 annual bocce tournament honoring Aldo Della Croce. This event is held every fall in St. Louis, MO at the Italia America Bocce Club. Team Highwood also traveled to Boston, MA earlier in the year and played well at the US Bocce National Championship hosted by the Methuen Sons of Italy for the 2nd time in 4 years. These younger players who represented the Chicago area are (left to right) Miles Russell, Maurizio Perrelli, Vito Buonsante and Andy Zimmerman.