- Linda and Don McPherson
The Bocce Club Board met on January 30 and heard reports from the president, vice president, treasurer, social committee, publicity co-chairs, and court maintenance overseer. Securing a portable leaf vacuum is being explored. The club continues to grow and as of late January has 106 members. Membership and Dues forms are available at the Bocce Courts and in the Bocce Club folder at OVA.
The Valentine’s Day Tournament, first of the new year, will be played tomorrow, Saturday, February 16 at 1:00 PM. Tournament play is limited to 24 participants. Be sure to get to the courts early, in time to reserve a place for the chip draw for teams and courts at 12:45. Winning teams will be pictured in the March 15 Oakmont News. The St. Patrick’s Day Tournament will be played at 1 PM on Saturday, March 16.
CLUB PLAY & OPEN PLAY
During Winter hours all three West Rec. Bocce courts are reserved solely for club play Monday through Saturday beginning at 1:00 pm and continuing until club play has concluded on all courts.
Courts are available for open play at other times by Club members and both Club members and non-member Oakmont residents may reserve courts. Members using the Bocce facilities during non-club play times are reminded to return all equipment, including balls and measuring tools, to the shed; restore scoring pegs to the zero position on score boards; lower all umbrellas; and secure the shed with the combination lock. Non-members may reserve the courts by contacting the Club Vice President and are responsible for providing their own equipment and observing the posted rules for court use.
SONOMA “TOURNAMENT OF CITIES”
Nancy Dito of the Sonoma Bocce Club is organizing a charity invitational “Tournament of Cities” on May 3-4 for bragging rights to be the “Champion Bocce City of the North Bay.” The entry fee is $200 per team with all proceeds going to the Sonoma Overnight Homeless Center. Matches will be played from 12-4 pm on each day at the Bocce Courts at Depot Park, Sonoma and the invitational is limited to 8 teams of 4-8 players. Oakmont Bocce players are encouraged to field a team. Inquiries and entries should be directed to Nancy Dito (415-608-5792; firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for entry is March 20.
WINE COUNTRY GAMES
Oakmont Bocce Club Members can begin signing up on the bulletin board at the Bocce shed in four-person teams and as alternates for the 2019 Wine Country Games Bocce competition Friday and Saturday, May 31-June 1 at the Julliard Park Bocce courts, South A Street, Santa Rosa. Information is available and Registration opens on March 1 at http://winecountrygames.com.