Middletown Bocce Ball League to being third year of play

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. – The Middletown Bocce Ball League will be starting the third year of play on April 6.

All those interested in playing should visit the league’s website, or the contacts below to obtain instructions to sign up to play.

Those interested can either start a team or join an existing team. A team consists of four to twelve players, and no playing experience is necessary.

“Bocce ball is a fun commutative game that can be played by almost anyone,” said League President Richard Koury.

The bocce courts are in Middletown.

Last year 12 teams participated and the league is hoping for at least that many teams this year.

Playing is on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Lights have been installed so playing can continue after sunset.

Two play sessions are scheduled during the year. The spring session starts in April and finishes in June. The fall session starts in August and finishes in September, after which a series of playoff games is conducted to determine the year's champion team.

Players and fans usually bring food to consume and share before and during play.

“Bocce ball is great fun and brings the community together,” said Koury.

All those interested are encouraged to sign up early as the number of teams that can play is limited.

Anyone interested in signing up or with questions can visit www.middletownbocce.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..