Senior’s league


First League Play – Tuesday, June 29








Senior League starts Tuesday, June 29th!

“Bocce Brunch Bunch”

You’d be joining a group of the happiest, greatest, friendliest seniors in the world.

By the launch of the “Seniors League,” there likely will be 12 teams — with 7-10 players on each team.  We’re anticipating 90+ players in the league.

Here’s what happens every week…

You’re on a team with 8 friends.  Maybe a team from your church or synagogue — or from a club you’re a part of in the Palisades.

Maybe you just heard about the fun of the league.  If you’re by yourself, we can put you on a great team. This year, there will be a league in the Summer and Fall.  8 weeks long for each league season, with 2 weeks of play-offs for the hot-shot teams.

Each week, you play at either 11 or noon on Tuesdays.

If you miss a few weeks, it’s all good.  A team just needs 4 players each week.

Right after you play, there’s a picnic party (with fantastic boxed picnic lunches catered by Palisades Garden Cafe).  So fun.

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: 

Tuesday, June 29.  11 AM and noon.

Tuesday, July 6.  11 AM and noon.

Tuesday, July 13.  11 AM and noon.

Tuesday, July 20.  11 AM and noon.

Tuesday, July 27.  11 AM and noon.

Tuesday, August 3.  11 AM and noon.

Tuesday, August 10

Tuesday, August 17


Dates may change (or be added) due to weather and other circumstances.

Following each match, picnic lunches will be served to all those that sign up for the catered lunches.  You may also choose to bring your own lunches (or choose not to have lunch).


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.

Ordering Catered Picnic Lunches from Palisades Garden Cafe

To sign up for weekly picnic lunch boxes, click on the link below — the Palisades Garden Cafe’s app.

You can order sandwiches or salads!

You can either order for the entire season, or you can order each week separately.

(Comes with chips, fruit cup, cookie and drink)
$12 (Tax and delivery is included!)

(Comes with chips, fruit cup, cookie and drink)
$15  (Tax and delivery is included!)

* Deadline Sunday at 12 PM for the following Tuesday’s orders.

How Do I Join the League?

You need to do these 2 steps:

  • 1.
    Click the yellow button above and register — for free!


  • 2.
    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.

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. 


Contact Us

With any questions, please reach out to:

Jimmy Dunne
Palisades Bocce Club
Bocce Commissioner
(310) 529.1400
Cris Llorente
Creative Director
(310) 597-2653


Frequently Asked Questions

How many players should be on a team?

8-10.  This way, you’re likely to have 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.  (There is no refund if you miss any matches.)

When is the registration period over?

You can register any time from now until 1/2 way during the season…

Do I need to order picnic lunches from Palisades Garden Cafe?

No you don’t.  We’re only offering it as a convenience; it’s up to you.  If you choose to do it, you’ll be paying them directly.  (You can sign up on this page by clicking the link on the story about the Palisades Garden Cafe.)

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 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…

What is the match format?

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.