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Registration happens early to mid May each year. The season starts on June 2nd (Wed.). We will play 2 or 3 Wednesdays this year (June 2nd, 9th, & 16th tbd) and then start Tuesday night play on June 23rd.to Sept. 7th.. The finals tournament is on Saturday Sept. 11th

Click on one of the Register Buttons on the home page of this website. That will take you to a Registration page to fill out your Team’s information. I will need both players names, emails, & t-shirt sizes. Player One’s email will become the default email that is put into the system as your team’s username. You will be asked to create a password. Please remember this and make it safe enough to share with your teammate, as there is only one Login for your team. If you are out of town your teammate will need to Sign-In to get a matchup or tell us your team is not playing.

Please fill in all of you and your teammate’s information including, Name, Email, & T-Shirt size (male or female shirt etc.). It won’t let you register otherwise. Plus, weekly updates and bocce info will be sent out via email and you and your teammate don’t want to miss out on important updates throughout the season. 

If you have a 3rd teammate please email me all of their info as well. We will need to add on $40 for the extra teammate.

Please know that the league fills up FAST and you are not guaranteed a spot in the league just because you register. If your Team is approved you will receive a welcome email that allows you to log into your account and pay your one time per year Bocce dues via PayPal. Once that is complete you will have secured your spot in the league for the 2021 season and you will be able to Sign-In for weekly matchups. 

Bocce LA will be very strict with COVID protocol during Bocce this year. If you haven’t signed up for the vaccine yet and you want to play Bocce, you should get a vaccination appointment ASAP. All Teams must be vaccinated to play in the league this year. We will be checking to make sure everyone has their vaccination card. Also, any ringers or people that show up to watch or participate also need to be vaccinated. We will spread out more than normal when matching up by using multiple Matchup Sheets. Please use common sense. Some people are ready to hug and kiss and don’t have a worry while others that want to play still have reservations. Please respect everyones feeling and rights to do what they feel is appropriate. 
 
Regarding Masks:
Team Bocce recommends you wear a mask when in larger group areas. We will be outside and in an open area which is great, but please be respectful of those around you. 
 
Feeling Sick?:
You shouldn’t come to Bocce if you are feeling ill or have COVID symptoms. There are 14 weeks of Bocce so rest up and see how you feel next week. We want to make sure everyone in the league is safe and comfortable. 
 
Drinks After:
The Waterfront Venice (our drinking hole after we throw) will also be under strict California COVID protocols. All restaurant / bar rules during COVID will apply. Please remember if you want a drink they will also require food to be ordered. The food is great but if you just want a drink, use your normal tricks and split some fries etc.

Over the past 15 years we have only missed 1 Tuesday night. Yes! Every Tuesday night regardless of wind, rain, or shine we play. (Please note that this year we may have to play 2 or 3 nights on Wednesday).

60 to 90+ teams meet at 6:45pm at the WHITE BOCCE VAN in the North end of 1 Rose Ave Parking Lot where Rose Ave hits the Boardwalk. Look for the crowd gathered around that sketchy van your mom warned you about. I know there are a few to chose from. 

 

There are two match-up sheets on the back doors of the van. Find your team name and opponent on the list and yell out your opponent’s team name. Once you find them, grab a set of balls, head to the sand, and throw a few games. After you’re done please return your balls to the van, write your scores on the matchup sheet and also log your scores on the bocce app online. 

 

We all meet up after bocce at The Waterfront Venice. Let the host or wait staff know you are with the Bocce League. You will find us on the inside patio.

Well that depends. If you are asking about Bocce Ball sets the answer is NO. We have Bocce Ball sets for the entire league that are kept in the Bocce Van. You pick them up and return them every night.  

Otherwise, say you are sitting 2 points ahead of your opponent with their balls inches away and you still go for that 3rd point just to be greedy. You’re feeling confident but ultimately you knock all of your balls away giving your opponent the point and win. That type of play, my friend, will require your own set of balls.

There is a full page dedicated to this answer. Check the RULES page out. But if you are totally against any kind of studying here are a few clift notes.

  • 5 pallino tosses for each game.
  • Add up the number of balls closest on each toss. 
  • Highest total points wins that game.
  • Play 1, 2, or 3 games per night.
  • You don’t have to play more than 1 game (but that’s not fun if you’re that guy)
  • If after 5 tosses there is a tie, throw one more pallino toss and the winner of that toss wins the game.
  • So for example: If Team Boston wins 2 games and Landsharks win 1 game the final score for the night is (2-1 Team Boston) & (1-2 Landsharks.) 

* Noted we all know Landsharks would never lose to Team Boston but a guy can alway dream! 

Team Bocce is alway looking for teams or individuals in the league to help with a number of things to keep bocce running smoothly. 
 
Van Drivers / Parking:
The BIGGEST NEED this year is finding two dedicated Van Drivers. Kevin and Mike are not going to be in Bocce this year. If you live near The Waterfront and you have available parking we are looking for Van Drivers that can drive the van to Bocce every Tuesday. 
 
Matchup Specialists:
If you show up to Bocce almost every week I want to talk to you. We always need help matching teams up on Tuesday night when teams don’t show up and there are teams that end up without a match. We are looking for 2-3 people that can help with teams that end up not having a match find other teams they can play. Takes 15 minutes and you just need to write the new matchup on the sheet once you have made a new match. 
 
Tourney / Party Planners:
The big Finals Tourney and Party is on Sept. 11th this year. We are always looking for help in planning the big day and party. 
 
Sponsors:
We have some very DOPE sponsors, but if you know of a great sponsor or would like to become a sponsor of BocceLA please let Team Bocce know. 

Yes!! You may bring your own set, but please know we have bocce sets for you in the Van. If you still want to use your own personal Bocce set please understand that your opponent has the option of using their preferred Bocce set as well. The balls we provide are plastic and are 100mm in size. Some traditional resin Bocce Sets are larger and heavier than the balls we provide so if you are a distant thrower or up against one, they may be able to throw lighter balls farther. 

Hey, we understand. Can’t make it by 6:45pm? But you have to tell us. Please text Jerry and let him know you are going to be late. We can give you until 7:15pm latest but understand you have a team waiting to play. If you don’t tell us you will be late or you just can’t make it by 7:15pm your match will be given away.
 
So, you show up at 7:16pm… what do you do? You grab a set of balls and A) maybe there is still a team without a match and you play them. B) Go out and play against your Bocce Partner. C) If you are rolling single, just go out and throw. You can never get enough practice in. 

Team Bocce doesn’t know your password. Please got to the login page and click Reset Password. You will receive an email to your Player One email that will allow your to get back into your account. 

Not to worry. You have options. A) Bring a ringer to play with (friend, family, total baller, etc.). They might be better than your partner and wins are good for your rankings. B) You can always play single. C) If you show up single there may be another single team member that you can pair up with and play. D) Your last option shouldn’t be used, but if you just aren’t feeling it solo you don”t have to play. Just wait till next week. You only need 50% attendance to keep your rankings. “D”, if you ask us, is a bad idea, as playing single helps your chances of a win + think of all those days you stayed inside… just get out to the beach and play.  

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