Who is attending the US Bocce Federation Nationals during the week of June 19 – 25, 2023?
Highwood Bocce Club was established in 1969 just north of Chicago, IL and is the host this year’s national event. Highwood has held the US Championships as well as International Tournaments over the last 50 years. Many players from the club are national medalists from years past and currently, including Amy Lazzaretti and Miles Russell who won gold in the June 2022 Nationals at the Methuen Sons of Italy (Boston), then played in the World Championships in Turkey in November. Gordon Grunes who is from Highwood and was a silver medalist in Boston, also played internationally last year in the Pan Am Men’s Championship in November located in Uruguay.
Details of the specific tournaments are will be determined soon and listed on the site so please check back.
Join us in Montreal, Canada as we resurrect the tradition of the North American Cup after a not playing for several years. Many of the finest PRV (Punto Raffa Volo) players from Canada and the USA will compete.
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.
Elmwood Park, Illinois Recreation Department is starting it’s 1st Winter Indoor Bocce League on January 4, 2021. Bocce has become incredibly popular with both women and men in the summer over the past 6 years. This fall, 4 brand new 60′ x 10′ AstroTurf courts were built inside the recreation building at to accommodate our players / residents of Elmwood Park.
The first 80 teams that pay will fill the 6pm and 8pm game slots each Monday – Friday.
Newcomers are welcome. Let’s us know you would like to join a team.
Please contact Mike Ciancio at the Elmwood Park Rec Center at 4 Conti Parkway.
The NEO Sports Plant Winter Open will be held December 11-13, 2020.
This is a 4-person tournament.
Brackets: Friday night 6pm, Saturday morning 9am, Saturday afternoon 2pm.
If brackets fill up, a Saturday night bracket will open up.
NEO has 6 indoor courts in Cleveland, right alongside a bar and kitchen. Court lighting has been updated since last year as well.
Please contact Marco Orlando for any questions or to enter your team! 216-538-7910
“Update (12/4/20): about one week left! We have 28 teams. Friday is still full with slots open Saturday morning and afternoon. We will be taking 10 teams back to Sunday with a clean slate double elimination bracket, winners having a first round bye. $2,400 prize to first as it stands right now”