About Major League Bocce
What is Major League Bocce?
Major League Bocce first started out as the DC Bocce League, founded in 2004 by a close-knit group of friends all living in Washington, DC. After a couple of seasons of playing other social sports, the founders of Major League Bocce looked for a way to provide an alternative experience that was more in tune with their lifestyle. Bocce was the obvious choice as athletic coordination was hardly a prerequisite for play. More importantly, bocce created a space for players ―often with a drink in hand ― to engage in friendly, casual competition. The League instantly attracted an assorted group of people in their 20s and 30s looking for an excuse to share a new meet-up experience.
Today, Major League Bocce includes leagues across the country, and is currently working on expanding to a city near you! We hope to continue to spread the love of bocce, and we are happy that so many of you have been with us from the beginning. To everyone who is a fan of the game, thank you.
Bocce is attractive to all types of people because it's so darn versatile you can play on grass in the middle of a city park, or you can roll right next to the ocean on a sandy beach. It can be casual and competitive, an allure neither the focused contender nor the social butterfly can resist. Both men and women are on equal footing in this sport, and age is never an issue (as long as you're over 21!).
We've got an official set of rules that the League abides by - you can download and print them for reference. We recommend all newcomers at least take a glance before playing. Games are scored by point differential and only 1 team can score per frame. All games are 1 hour and played to 16 points.
Since the league was founded in 2004, Major League Bocce, operating as the DC Bocce League, has donated a percentage of our registration fees to local and national charity organizations. Charity is an integral part of the programming of Major League Bocce competition. In each season all teams compete to win their division and the opportunity to choose a charity to receive a donation in honor of their team. To date, Major League Bocce has donated $100,000 to over 100 charities on behalf of our championship teams
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