2023 United States National Bocce Championships

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.

1st Annual Mike Kontura Memorial Bocce Tournament – 2021

Special thanks to the organizers of the 1st Annual Mike Kontura Memorial Bocce Tournament held at the Wickliffe Italian American Club (Cleveland, OH area).

Chris Federico  *  Chuck Britton  *  Bob Gallese

  • Saturday ONLY
  • 4 Person Teams
  • Maximum of 42 Teams
  • $200 / Team
  • 100% Payout
  • Double Elimination
  • Food for sale by Trevi Catering
  • 50 / 50 Raffle and Gift Baskets
  • Proceeds to to be received by Sandy Kontura

Chuck Britton:  440-289-0612

Chris Federico:  216-217-1156

2021 Elmwood Park (IL) Winter Bocce League Starts

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.

Look up Elmwood Park Bocce League on Facebook for more information or email Mike.

2020 NEO Sports Plant Winter Bocce Open

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.
  • 100% payout
  • 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”

2020 Club Molisani Charities Invitational Bocce Tournament

Club Molisani is presenting the 2020 Club Molisani Charities Invitational Bocce Tournament between Thursday 10/8 – Sunday 10/11 this year.

Sponsored by Ganley Village (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram)


  • 5 Synthetic Courts
  • $200 / 4 person team
  • Bracket Style Tournament (Thur, Fri, Sat)
  • Backboard is live
  • Max of 64 Teams
  • 100% Payout
  • 2 winners and 2 losers from each bracket to playoffs on Sunday

Download registration from Club Molisani’s website and mail to Lou Fatica at 8440 Sancturary Cr., Mentor, OH  44060.

Event Location:  29101 Euclid Ave., Wickliffe, OH  44092

7th Annual Carmine L Cassese Memorial Bocce Tournament

7th Annual Carmine L Cassese Memorial Bocce Tournament Sept 19-22, 2019 held at Cassese’s MVR.

  • 4 Brackets on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • Thursday at 6:00 PM
  • Friday 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM
  • Sunday Finals
  • $200/ team – Includes Drink Tix & T Shirts
  • Double Elimination
  • 64 Teams
  • 100% Payout

Darren Landis 330-718-9139

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