Winter Night Owl Bocce

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Have you ever played bocce? If not come and have a try.

The McLaren Vale Bocce Club offers anyone interested, the opportunity to play Oz Bocce (a modified and fun version of the traditional Italian game). We are offering you a free introductory session on Thursday 12 May from 7:00pm at the McLaren Vale Bocce Club, Park Drive, McLaren Vale. You will learn how to play and score. Come along and enjoy a fun night with a game of bocce, supper and drinks available from our bar at very reasonable prices. Bocce balls are provided but it is recommended that you wear flat soled shoes.

If you enjoy it you may wish to join us every Thursday evening for our annual Night Owl Bocce Competition starting on Thursday 19 May and running for 14 weeks on the club’s courts.  The games are played in teams of four but if you can’t get a team together we can help. You will make new friends, enjoy a yummy supper and maybe even win a trophy at the end of the season. The final night is  the presentation evening  to be held on Thursday 25 August. It will include some fun games, the presentation of trophies for the winning team and the runners up followed by a traditional McLaren Vale pasta supper.

Fees for players are:

Registration:                      $30.00 per team of four for the year

Nightly cost:                      $7.00 per person – non Bocce Club members;

 $5.00 per person – Bocce Club members . This includes a delicious supper each night.

Club membership:          $35.00 per annum

If you are interested please contact Jenny Greening by email on jennygree@adam.com.au or by phone on 0408 480 498.

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Keep an eye on what else is happening at your Bocce Club on our official website at:  www.mclarenvalebocce.com.au

2016 Night Owl Bocce

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The 2016 McLaren Vale Night Owl Bocce Competition has concluded and what a fantastic competition it was. The games are played every Thursday night between May and August on the McLaren Vale Bocce Club courts, drinks are available from the bar and supper is served at the completion of play. If you fancy joining us for the 2017 season please contact Jenny Greening.

The winners were announced at a presentation ceremony in late August. In first place with a perfect score was the unbeatable Flying Valentes; Chris Adam, Jimmy Valente, Johnny Swarbrick and Mark Nelson. This is the third time this team has won the competition but some of the other players are now giving them ‘a run for their money’. Congratulations and a huge thank you are extended to the team members who not only play like champs but also assist with running the competition, keeping the courts in top condition and generally helping in any way they can.

In second place was a team of newbies to the game, Harcourts Wine Coast. The players included stalwarts Cameron Walker and Casey Evans who didn’t miss a night and both playing exceptionally well. They were ably backed up by Chris Cotton and Nick Dukic on most nights. Well done guys!

This year was a wonderful year with everyone playing competitively but fairly whilst having a great time with lots of fun and laughter and making new friends. Each week a different team supplied a delicious supper which was always exceptional.

The winners were presented with the P Belci Cleaning Services Perpetual Trophy by Jenny and Peter Belci who donated the trophy. They also received a long sleeved polo shirt emblazoned with the Night Owl Bocce and the Brown Bulkhaul logos which were donated by Elle and Drew Brown owners of Brown Bulkhaul.

Runners up were presented with caps donated and presented by Ian Shaw from Ellis Butchers, which also sported the Night Owl and Ellis Butchers logos.

The Committee of the Club extends congratulations not only to the winners but to all involved who helped make the season such an enjoyable, smooth running and fun time.

For details about the Club and our functions and Night Owl Bocce have a look at our official website at www.mclarenvalebocce.com.au

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2015 Night Owl Bocce played on Thursday nights during the winter months on the  Club courts was a great success. The competition was fierce, with lots of fun, drinks for sale from the bar, new friendships and delicious suppers. What better way to spend a cold winter night than playing such a great game. The Presentation Night held on 27 August was a great night with drawn teams, presentation of prizes to the winners The Flying Valentes: Chris Adam (Captain), Jim Valente, Mark Nelson and Johnny Swarbrick. Congratulations to the winners on their skill and competitiveness. They were presented with the P.Belci Cleaning Services Perpetual Trophy donated by Peter and Jenny Belci and polo shirts donated by Drew and Elle Brown from Brown Bulkhaul Transport. The second place was a close call with the eventual winners The Autumnals receiving peaked caps donated by Ian Shaw of Ellis Butchers. Congratulations to the team: John (Captain) and Barb Seamer and Peter and Rosemary Turley. Well done to all players and I hope you will all be playing again in 2016.

 

The winners, the Flying Valentes

The winners, the Flying Valentes

The 2015 winners the Flying Valentes receiving the Perpetual Trophy donated by Belci Cleaning Services. From left Peter Belci, Chris Adams, Jenny Belci, Jim Valente, Johnny Swarbrick and Mark Nelson

The flying Valentes

The flying Valentes

Chris, Jim, Johnny and Mark with the first prize polo shirts donated by Brown Bulkhaul Transport

2nd place, the Autumnals

 2nd place getters, The Autumnals wearing their prize caps donated by Ellis Butchers Ian Shaw. From left Peter and Rosemary Turley, Ian Shaw and Barb and John Seamer

Yeah, that far.

Yeah, that far.

Action shot of the fun games on the night with John Seamer (Autumnals) and Peter Young (Bocce Smugglers)

 

oh, the tension!

oh, the tension!

Alan Mulholland (Bocce Smugglers), Jim Valente (Flying Valentes) and Simon Bagshaw (Bocce Smugglers)

 

If you would like to play please contact Jenny Greening by email at jennygree@adam.com.au or by phone on 0408 480 498.