BocceFest 2014: Thank YOU!

And Congrats to Mission Imbocceball
That was one for the record books! Thanks to all who came out to the Cape May Lewes Ferry on August 9th to participate in our 2nd annual BocceFest. What a blast---perfect weather, perfect setting, and AMAZING people! Many rounds of bocce were played, multiple kegs were kicked, and in the end we ended up with one supreme champion, Mission Imbocceball, who walked away with $500 plus a whole bunch of Dogfish Head goodies. Congrats!

BocceFest 2014 Results
First Place: Mission Imbocceball
Second Place: Tri State All-Stars
Third Place: Deboccery
Winner of the concilliatory bracketUNICO Delmarva

BocceFest 2014 Format
We had 24 teams compete in this year's BocceFest. To organize games, we began the day in a world cup-style tournament. All 24 teams were divvied up and randomly placed into 6 pools with 4 teams per pool. The teams from the pools each played each other, making up the first 3 round of bocce for the day. Using the results of those games (results based on wins, losses, and point differential), we then seeded all of the teams (1-24) into 2 brackets. The top 16 teams moved on to a single-elimination "winners" bracket to compete for first place. The bottom 8 teams were placed in a single-elimination "concilliatory" bracket. Several rounds of bocce later, we crowned our first place champion, our 2nd and 3rd place winners, and awarded a prize to the top finisher in the concilliatory games.

Dogfish Head and Bands!
BocceFest wasn't just about the bocce... it was also about having a good time! Dogfish Head was on hand to provide players with oodles of refreshment all afternoon. Even the inexperienced player knows bocce is better when you have an ice-cold beer in hand! We also rocked out to a few of our favorite local bands, the Roadhouse Clams and Fish Whistle, all afternoon. It was a great day for fun in the sun, bocce-style!

What is BocceFest?
BocceFest is a collaboration between Major League Bocce and Dogfish Head Brewery, an annual destination bocce tournament in Lewes, DE. BocceFest features an all-day bocce tournament, live music, beer specials, and fantasic prizes. BocceFest is located at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry in Lewes, DE. Stay tuned for 2015 tournament information!

BocceFest in the News
Check out the excellent local coverage in the Cape Gazette in 2013 and 2014 and view the photos from the event on our Facebook page.

Thank you to the Lewes area community and all our Major League Bocce players for your support and enthusiasm!

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