Linda and Don McPherson
Mark your calendars: A second summer Evening Bocce members-only social and Club play is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21 at 5:00 p.m. Bring your chairs, a dish to share and beverage of your choice.
Winners in the Let the Good Times Roll Tournament played on August 3 will be announced and pictured in the September 1 Oakmont News.
Next up is the Harvest Moon Tourney on Saturday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. Tournaments are limited to the first 24 participants to secure a tag, so be sure to get to the courts at least 15 minutes early to reserve a place for the chip draw.
Following regular play, more than 40 members enjoyed the Club’s traditional Summer Picnic on July 20 with barbecued chicken catered by the Oakmont Market and members sharing appetizers, salads and desserts.
The Bocce Club hosted Grandparents’ Club Kids Day events on July 24 and 26 at the bocce courts. A full complement of enthusiastic grandchildren, some returning for a third and fourth year, learned and played the game with the help of Bocce Club volunteers.
All three West Rec. Center bocce courts are reserved for club play Monday through Saturday beginning at 9:30 a.m. and continuing until all games are completed. Players are reminded to arrive early for the teams and court chip draw and also to return all umbrellas to their “down” position, restore scoring pegs to their pre-game position, and lock the shed securely after play.
New players and prospective players interested in learning about the game are always welcome during daily play. No personal equipment, prior knowledge or experience is required and you’ll be on the court right away — we’ll be happy to show you the fundamentals and introduce you to the fun of bocce.