The Palisades League
P A L I S A D E S B O C C E C L U B
The sun is setting on a warm summer night. You’re looking at the mountains to the north — and the chill of ocean air drifts by.
You’re with incredible Palisadians — from 25 to 70 and every age in between.
It’s a party on the best bocce courts in Southern California.
After bocce, you scoot up to Hanks, or Casa Nostra, or somewhere else to celebrate with your fantastic team.
That’s the Palisades League.
There will be lots of teams — with 7-10 players on each team. We’re anticipating 90+ players in the league.
It could be a team you create of 5 couples. A team from your neighborhood, or kid’s school, or church or synagogue. Maybe you’re by yourself and would love to meet great Palisadians.
It’s all good.
This year, there will be a league in the Summer and Fall. 6 weeks of matches against other teams, and 2 weeks of play-offs for the hot-shot teams.
Each week, you play at either 6 or 7 a night on Thursdays.
No previous bocce experience necessary. You can learn as you go. You’ll be a star in no time. Snappy awards for the winning teams. Lots of other charming little extras along the way.
Match Play Dates (Thursdays, 6 or 7 PM):
Thursday, July 1.
Thursday, July 8.
Thursday, July 15.
Thursday, July 22.
Thursday, July 29.
Thursday, August 5.
Thursday, August 12
Thursday, August 19
Dates may change (or be added) due to weather and other circumstances.
There are offers from a number of restaurants in town at 20% off food & beverages following the matches.
Specifics on the Sign Up Form
The sign up form above will ask you:
- If there is a team you would like to be on. (If you’re not signing up as a player on a particular team, we’ll put you on a fabulous team!).
- If you’re a beginner, okay, or pretty good bocce player. All great answers.
Team Parties after Bocce
Hanks and Casa Nostra have generously offered 20% off of all drinks and food if your team comes after your game!
Each week, we’ll give you a secret code word to get the special deals at the restaurants in town!
How Do I Join the League?
You need to do these 2 steps:
Click the yellow button above and register.
Go to the Bocce Courts at Veterans Gardens and sign the covid release form.
You can go any morning, between 8:30 and 11 AM, but sign you (or a team) up soon — spots will fill up very fast!
If you’d prefer not to register online
Do it all at the same time when you go to sign your Covid Release Form at the Bocce Courts at Veterans Gardens.
With any questions, please reach out to:
Palisades Bocce Club
Frequently Asked Questions
How many players should be on a team?
7-10. This way, you’re likely to have 4-6 always coming to a given league match.
In a match, anywhere from 4 players to 8 players can play in a given match (maximum of 4 on each side of the court.)
You have to have 4 players for any match.
What happens if I miss a match?
It’s okay. With 8-10 on a team, you can play as often as you’d like. Each week, a team just has to have 4 players! But the more the merrier…
When is the registration period over?
You can register any time from now until 1/2 way during the season…
What happens if it rains?
If a match is canceled, there will be a ‘make up’ date set.
How many bocce seasons will there be in a year?
Two this year; Summer and Fall.
Starting next year, probably Spring, Summer and Fall!
What is the format of the matches each week?
Each match will be ‘2 out of 3’ games. Tie-breaker if you’re tied one game a piece. Games are to 6 points. Tie-breaker game is to 5 points.
You must have at least 4 players for a match. 2 play on each side. If you have more players than that, they can split up on each side of the court.
If your team isn’t on the court ready to play by 10 minutes after the start time, you forfeit one game. After 20 minutes, you forfeit the match.
You can play with balls that we will provide, or balls that you bring.
What do I bring and wear?
Comfortable clothes. It’s all good. Sneakers are best. For the ladies, you don’t want heels…
I’ll bet the ranch some teams will have uniforms!
The main thing to bring is a happy attitude! You’re going to have so much fun…
You have to have 4 players for any match.
CELEBRATING THE JOY OF COMMUNITY
PALISADES CHESS CLUB
Saturday morning chess club bringing together the young and old. Exceptional high school chess talent to veteran chess masters. Competitive matches every Saturday.
PALISADES BOCCE CLUB
Bocce leagues all celebrating a sense of belonging and community. Full of fun and happy. A league for seniors, for Gen X, a ‘family league,’ a competitive junior bocce league, a league for the mentally challenged.
8 AM. 40-minute exercise workouts with the mountains in the distance and the ocean breeze in the air. Finished off with coffee and treats. Limit to 20 fabulous Palisadians.