It's Bocce time!
Once again, we are opening registration to interested residents for our summer bocce league. This year, we are playing 2 games per evening on 2 courts this year. The Bentleyville court is located in Bentleyville Park (the corner of Liberty and Solon Roads). The Chagrin court is located in River Run Park on Solon Road behind the gazebo. After a long construction process last year, the Chagrin Court is completed and beautiful with a Har-Tru green clay surface. Prepare different excuses, as the "there was a dent in the court right there!" line will no longer work!
We will kick off the season in Bentleyville Park on Sunday June 10th from 2-4 pm. The league will provide hamburgers and hot dogs. Please bring anything else you'd like! We will have a demonstration at the bocce court. People can pay their league fee in person if they'd rather not pay online.
No Equipment Needed
Bocce balls are provided for all games - just show up to play!
Bentleyville's bocce set is stored in the lobby of the Bentleyville Village Hall. For games scheduled on Bentleyville's court, he Home team for the first game play is responsible for picking up the balls and one team from the last game played each evening will need to return them to Bentleyville Village Hall.
Two Chagrin Falls bocce sets are in a locked equipment box at the Chagrin Falls River Run Park court. All registered players will receive a team code for the lock box with the equipment keys for the length of the season. Equipment can be used for games or just for fun on free nights. Please remember to return the equipment and lock the box when you leave the park.
Game Times, Rescheduling and Score Reporting
Games will be played on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at either 6:15 pm or 7:30 pm. Two players from a team must be present to avoid forfeit.
If games need to be rescheduled due to weather or lack of available players, please contact the opposing team to find a Monday, Friday or weekend time to play your game.
All scores must be reported within 2 days of the game played, or they will be scored as 0 for each team. Patti Widmar (the Bentleyville Bocce Court Marshal!) will keep track of our league leaders using the proper bocce league scoring format (total points are tracked across the season). You can see who is ahead in the league via just wins and losses here on Playpass. You can also report scores through Playpass if you are a member. Winning teams will receive Chagrin Valley Bocce League Champions 2018 T-shirts for each team member (up to 8) in September!
How To Register
Registration fees are $10 for individuals and $80 for a complete team of 8. Teams may have from 2-8 players. If you are registering on behalf of a complete team, *please send email contact information for all players on your teams to firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure everyone is on the 2018 email list! *
If you have a team in mind with fewer than 8 players, please register as individuals and state what team members you should be placed with on the registration form. If you would like to "close" your team and not have it open for new players, please state "closed team" on your form. Otherwise, teams with fewer than 8 players will have individuals added who would like to get out, meet neighbors and try bocce.
If you register as an individual and do not specify any team members on your form, you will be placed on a team with open spaces.
Registration is open until May 15th. We will release team lists after Blossom.
You may pay fees online or bring cash/check to the kick off picnic on June 10th. All funds will be used for equipment, court and league celebration expenses.
How To Contact Us
If you have any questions please do not hesitated to e-mail us. We are looking forward to seeing everyone who played last year and welcome to the new players!