- Food, treats, beverages, music all compliments of the league.
- Bocce clinics for beginners and novices.
- Dine, drink, mingle, play bocce on a Benicia summer eve. Bellissimo!
many of you there.
|Benicia Bocce League|
We will be hosting our Second Annual League Celebration at the bocce courts on Saturday, September 7th from 4:00 pm until dark. The event is open to league and non-league members alike. Bring your family and friends. Meet players from the other divisions. Learn new bocce skills.
many of you there.
Registration is now closed, and we have placed teams into divisions.
Unfortunately, we could not fit all teams that applied into the league this year. We’re going to double check that all placed teams are able to accept their given time, which might allow a few more teams to be placed. Otherwise, we’ll send a full refund to teams we cannot accommodate. We’ll look into options for expanding capacity in the league next year, and give priority to those teams we had to turn away. Until then, we encourage you to check out our Find a Team Facebook group, as there may still be teams looking for players.
Capos, be sure you have the Capo Meeting on your calendar for Sat., March 30, at 10am in the Vet’s Hall. Drive around back to the lower parking lot. Both the capo and co-capo will need to be at the meeting. Also, make sure all your players have signed their waivers by that date. You can see progress on your application online, which you can find here.
We’re getting closer to the start of the season. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be finalizing the schedule, coordinating with the city to prepare the courts, and organizing the sheds. We’re also excited to announce that we will be holding a Bocce Clinic on Sat. April 13, for which we’ll send out more information shortly.
As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.
We hope you’re having a great offseason, resting up those rolling arms. Meanwhile, we have been making preparations for registration for the 2019 season.
Registration will open on Saturday, January 19th, and close at the end of Sunday, March 3rd.
Capos, when registration opens, you can register your team online at:
As usual, you will be required to log into the website to register. So, now is a good time to make sure you remember (or reset) your password, or if you do not yet have an account, create one. Registration fees remain the same as last year at $350 per team plus $10 per player, to be paid online with registration. Team requirements also remain the same, at 6 to 12 players.
We are also continuing the collection of liability waiver digital signatures online. In order for this process to run smoothly, we strongly encourage you provide email addresses for each member of your team when you register. They will be sent emails individually to collect their digital signature. Otherwise, you will need to meet with your players at a computer to get their digital signatures. All waiver signatures must be received by the Capo Meeting.
The Capo Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, March 30th, at 10am.
During registration, you will need to make your top three choices of which division your team would like to play in. Teams will be placed into divisions with the following priorities. Ties go the first to register.
Returning teams staying in their division are guaranteed to stay in their division. Transfers are likely, depending on the popularity of the division you want to transfer to. If you want to transfer, it’s recommended you put your current division as a second or third pick, as a backup.
Also, after reviewing the (first annual) survey results, we’ve decided not to create separate competitive and casual divisions. Please reach out if you have any questions.
Finding a Team
If you are looking for a team to join, we’ve set up a Facebook group players connected to the teams that need them. Press the +Join Group button and make a post letting people know of your interest. More information can be found on this page.
Teams looking for players should join the group as well to snatch up the eager free agents.
Get excited! We’re looking forward to another great season. If you have any questions, you can reach us at email@example.com.
A great fundraising event is being held in conjunction with Loaves and Fishes. It's a fun event (lunch from New Mecca Cafe in Pittsburg, beer & wine) and a great Silent Auction with a wide variety of prizes.
Eleven artists working with the idea of spheres in motion will exhibit their work in the fun new
exhibit Bocce Balls and Other Human Propelled Spheres” at the Benicia Public Library. Artist Bodil Fox was inspired by the energy of the bocce ball games at the courts located next to the Library when she began playing the game a year ago. She decided to curate a show that would tap into this excitement. Artists living or exhibiting in Benicia working in metal, fiber, photography, glass, painting, ceramics, wood, concrete and kinetic art are creating artworks specifically for this exhibit.
The artists in this exciting exhibit are:
Show title: Bocce Balls and Other Human Propelled Spheres
Exhibit dates: September 18 – October 18, 2018
Gallery Opening Reception: Saturday, September 22, 2018. 3:30 - 5:30pm
Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Art Gallery at the Benicia Public Library
150 East L Street, Benicia, CA 94510
Free and open to the public
Monday - Thursday 10am-9pm
Friday - Sunday noon - 6pm
We closed out the regular season with a celebration of food, drink and bocce. Attendance was estimated at over 125 people. Several people came to find out about joining the league next year. From the full recycling bins at the end of the day, we have declared this inaugural event a success! With a little better promotion next year, we expect to double the fun. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped put on the event. We’d also like to recognize the folks at PG&E for their generous donation of $1,500 to the league to fund much of the cost of the event.
The regular season has come to a close. The standings have been calculated. And, the playoffs are ready to begin.
The Playoff schedule is now online, complete with which teams are playing and when. Check back regularly as playoffs matches complete and we fill out the bracket. And join us on the courts on Sept. 16 to watch the exciting conclusion to this year's season, as we crown our championship team.
If your team is in the playoffs, remember that you may be playing on a different night than you normally do.
Attention All Rollers,
The Benicia Bocce League will be hosting our first ever League Celebration at the bocce courts on Saturday September 8th from 4:00 pm - dark. Please note the new date!! (with our apology). The event is open to league and non-league members alike. Bring your family and friends. Meet players from the other divisions. Learn new bocce skills.
Food, treats, beverages, music all compliments of the league.
Bocce clinics for beginners and novices.
Dine, drink, mingle, play bocce on a Benicia summer eve. Bellissimo!
RSVPs are encouraged on our Facebook event page. Walk-ins welcome, too. We hope to see many of you there.
The Board of the Benicia Bocce League
p.s. We could use some volunteers to help with food and clinics. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can assist.
After a long, hot, grueling day, the Superfriends were the last men & women standing in our first annual Benicia Bocce Tournament, barely, defeating Forgettabocce for the crown. Congratulations Superfriends!
Attention all Rollers!
The 2018 Benicia Bocce League registration results are in. A total of 60 teams registered this year, 54 returning teams and 6 new teams with just under 600 total league members. Of those 60 teams, amazingly only 1 team was not able to get it’s first choice. All other teams will play on their prefered day/night. You can view the 2018 division makeup here:
2018 Season | Benicia Bocce League
We still have room for 3 teams to round out seven 9 team divisions. The Sunday morning division needs 2 additional teams and Sunday evening needs 1 team. Although the registration deadline has passed, we are actively seeking to fill those 3 vacancies. If you know anyone who’s still thinking about joining the league and can play on Sunday, please have them contact us at email@example.com as soon as possible.
With the 9 team division format, we will be returning to a 16 match season with 2 bye weeks per team. Schedules will be released once we finalize the Sunday division makeup. We are targeting Sunday April 22nd to start the season, weather permitting.
Capos, please note that roster changes are allowed up until to the end of the 3rd week of the season and can be made through your registration confirmation notice.
Many of you still need to sign the online liability waiver that was emailed to you when your team was registered. In some cases, those emails have been found in junk or spam folders. Please check with your capo if you are having difficulties. They are able to resend the waiver, if needed.
The Capos & Co-Capos meeting will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, April 7th in the basement of the Vet’s Hall at the 1150 1st Street. It is mandatory that both the capo and co-capo attend this meeting.
Benicia Bocce League
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