Stonewall Bocce

Stonewall Sports Cleveland's third season of Bocce will run from July 10 to September 4 at the Edgewater Park kite field. Join your friends and Stonewall Sports family on Wednesday evenings for some fun in the sun.

Registration opens Wednesday, May 15 and closes Wednesday, June 5. So get your teams together and ready to register! This season of Stonewall Bocce will cost 30.00 per player.

Join our pages on Facebook (Stonewall Sports Cleveland and Community - Stonewall Sports Cleveland) and get your questions answered in our FAQ below!

How do I join?

There are three ways you can participate in a Stonewall Sports season as an active player. You can:

  • Create and captain a team
    • Creating your own team and acting as the Captain gives you control over how you build your roster. Your team can have up to 8 players (including yourself). You will be given free agents to round your team out. 
  • Joining as a free agent
    • Playing as a free agent is a great way to experience Stonewall, whether it's your first season or your 10th! Our leagues grow year after year, so it's almost guaranteed you'll meet groups of new and friendly people. You can also request to be partnered with a friend as a pair of 2 free agents so that you are placed on a team together. 
  • Join an existing team as a player 
    • Stonewall Bocce teams are coordinated first by the team captain. Before completing the registration process, please ensure that a captain knows you will be taking up a player spot on their team. This prevents any confusion for the team rosters.
    Registration is available here: and is open May 15 - June 5, 2019.

What is the season schedule like? What kind of time commitment is required?

Each team plays two games on Wednesday nights as scheduled. Games last a maximum of 45 minutes each. We also encourage attendance at team happy hours, after parties and social events at our league sponsors!  Participants are encouraged, but not strictly required, to attend each game during the season. Coordinate with your team captain to work around schedules and prior commitments. 

Season Schedule:

Week 1 - Opening day! Wednesday, July 10

Week 2 - Wednesday July 17

Week 3 - Wednesday July 24 

Week 4 - Wednesday July 31

Week 5 - BYE WEEK 

Week 6 - Wednesday August 14

Week 7 - Wednesday August 21

NEW FOR 2019 - Two week tournament so that we aren't playing in the dark!

Week 8 - Wednesday August 28 (Tournament Week 1)

Week 9 - Wednesday September 4 (Tournament Week 2)

What do I need to know as a captain?

All Stonewall Sports Cleveland captains should be excellent communicators, mediators, and leaders. 

As a captain you will be responsible for:

  • Communicating essential information about schedules, locations, and events
  • Team cohesion and healthy interaction between your team members and other participants
  • The on-boarding of your free agent players, helping them transition from new player to fully fledged team member and friend
  • Management of line-ups, positions, and general information about the sport
  • Ensuring that everyone adheres to the Stonewall Sports code of conduct
This is a recreational bocce league where the point is to have fun!

Who is the main contact for Stonewall Bocce?

Please direct all questions, comments, and concerns to:

We ensure that your communications with the league can be treated as confidential and handled respectfully.

Sport-specific questions will be answered by your current commissioners; David Cross, Jeff Hudson, and Hannah Ross Smith

Questions about the league in general or the Stonewall Sports Cleveland organization can be answered by any one of our Board of Directors, which is staffed by numerous volunteer Stonewall members. Feel free to reach out!

Where do we play? Where can I park?

Edgewater Park, Kite Field

This is the giant field right in the middle of the park, closer to the bathroom hut/dock up against the lake. Parking is available mostly everywhere, but walking/biking is encouraged too!

Who are our league sponsors?

Our sponsors for the 2019 Bocce League are:

Battery Park Pub

Sits 'n Wiggles


Our leaguewide sponsors for 2019 are:

The CLE International Film Fest 43

Corona Extra (National Sponsor)

Goldhorn Brewery

The LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland

Twist Social Club

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