#2076 Jul 8, 2021
The match times for the 2021 Spring League Semi-Final, Championship and Third Place matches have been changed. The date (July 31) remains the same; only the times have changed. The Semi-Final matches will be played at 10:00 am. The Championship and Third Place matches will be played at 1:30pm, or earlier if the Semi-Finals finish quickly.
The change is to avoid conflict with the Clayton Concert in the Park which has been scheduled for the evening of July 31.
You may view the playoff bracket here.
CBCA Bocce Committee
#2075 Jun 19, 2021
On June 15, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) published updated mask guidance (Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings – Effective June 15, 2021) (www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/guidance-for-face-coverings.aspx)
At the time we began Spring League play on May 2, we allowed all fully vaccinated persons (as verified by their team capos) to go mask free while on the courts during league play. Non-rostered players were not allowed on the courts for at least the first 30 days or until we could gauge compliance and monitor public health guidelines. When it became apparent that most mask and social distancing guidelines would expire on June 15, we extended our non-rostered player restrictions until then. We also extended our hold on opening the courts for open free play and for rental play until then.
As of June 15, we have removed the restrictions on non-rostered guests being present on the courts during league play. The courts are now open for open free play and courts may now be rented on our website. Open free play is generally Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the courts need to be groomed for league, and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until Skipolini’s closes. Open free play is generally not available on Sundays when league play is scheduled. The availability of courts for open free play is always subject to rentals (and rentals could include all four courts at one time). You may check court availability for free play on our website.
The league has allowed players to self-attest to their vaccination status and will continue to do so.
We have mounted two hand sanitizer stations (at each end of the arbors down the center lane) and encourage people to bring their own hand sanitizer. Players are free to wipe down balls that others have used before rolling.
Bocce is played in an outdoor setting and is not a ‘mega venue,’ such as a stadium, where masks and/or vaccination verification may still be required. However, we encourage non-vaccinated people to be mindful of their own health and the risk to others, and to wear a mask (and maintain social distance) while playing.
Regardless of your vaccination status, please do not come to the courts if you have tested positive for COVID-19, are quarantining because of possible exposure to COVID-19, or are experiencing wide range of symptoms associated with COVID-19, including but not limited to: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath of difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea. We also strongly encourage people not to come to the courts if you have returned from foreign travel within the previous 14-days.
CBCA and the Bocce Committee are grateful for the integrity and responsibility of our players in complying, and continuing to comply, with the guidance that allow us to resume play. Regardless of how much fun bocce is and the excitement of the competition, none of it would be happening without the cooperation of our players.
CBCA Bocce Committee
#2073 Jun 11, 2021
With the introduction of electronic scoring, we can harvest statistics from game records. The first phase is now complete: Team statistics are now available. There are three types of statistics for a team: Frame, Game and Casino.
You may view the team statistics for any team by clicking the stats link at the bottom of the roster or schedule page for that team.
Frame statistics show number of frames won/lost/tied and average points per frame, by individual and by pair, with a team summary. Frames in which either team played shorthanded are not included. There are also breakdowns for frames rolled with the pallino and frames rolled without the pallino.
Game statistics show number of games won/lost, winning percentage, and average win/loss margin, by individual, by pair, and by lineup, with a team summary. Games in which either team played any frame shorthanded are not counted. Forfeits are not counted.
To be counted, the individual, pair, or lineup must have played the entire game. So, if there is a substitution in the game, that game will not be counted for:
For individuals and pairs, there are additional columns for "Clinchers" won and lost. A clincher is the final, winning/losing frame of a game. Clincher wins and losses are an indication of ability to "seal the deal."
The Casino statistics show the number of casinos scored or conceded by individual and by pair, with a team summary. Casinos in which the conceding team played shorthanded are not counted.
All three categories include statistics by individual. An individual is credited with the results of any frame/game/casino in which they participated. For example, if Alice and Bob playing together win a frame with two points, each of them will be credited with a two point frame win for the purpose of individual statistics. If Alice and Bob playing together play a full game and win by five points, they will each be credited with a game win by five points. So, Alice's results will be influenced by the quality of play by Bob, and vice versa. Take this as you will; it may lead to some interesting discussions.
We will be adding pages that show these statistics ranked within groups and also ranked over the entire season.
#2072 Jun 6, 2021
Summer League signups run from June 6 through July 11. Summer League play will start on August 1.
The capo's meeting will be held on Saturday, July 24, at 10:00am at the bocce courts. Attendance is mandatory for each team: each team must send at least one representative (the capo if available) to the meeting. Attendance will be taken. Teams that do not attend the capo meeting will forfeit their first league game.
With the introduction of electronic scoring in the summer season, we are adding team logos to the bocce website. Logos will be displayed along with team names throughout the website and on scoreboards.
Each Summer 2021 team has been given a default logo. Teams may keep the default, opt to not have a logo, or upload a custom logo. The team signup page now displays the team logo, and has a button to change it.
Give it a try! Be Creative!
To prepare for electronic scoring there will be an addition to the signup process. Capos will need to provide a NickName for each player on their team. NickNames will be used to identify players for purposes of electronic scoring. The NickName should be the familiar name you normally use for a player. For example, if you refer to player John Smith as John, Johnny or Smitty, then use John, Johnny or Smitty as their NickName.
NickNames may be up to 10 letters. NickNames must be unique within your team.
For electronic scoring security, each team will be assigned a four digit team identification number (TIN). To score a match, a player will need to enter the TIN for one of the teams playing the match. This is to prevent mischievous outsiders from messing with our scores. Your team TIN is displayed on your team signup page, and will be displayed on your team schedule during the season. You may freely share your team pin with your players, but it should not be shared outside your team.
An electronic scoring manual is available in the documents section of this website. We will also be offering a Zoom meeting to go over electronic scoring and to answer questions.
The signup rules:
The signup procedure:
#1007 Jun 1, 2016
With several planned additions to the bocce website, league capos are being issued login accounts on ClaytonBocce.org. Whether for the upcoming online team signups or the planned online scoring system, it is necessary to secure and control access to functions that modify information on the website.
Website access control systems can be quite complicated: userids, passwords, secret questions, password resets, two-factor authentication and more. For the ClaytonBocce.org website we decided not to include another access control system; instead we will use well known existing systems. If you are issued a ClaytonBocce.org account, you will need to have a Facebook, Google, or Microsoft account, and you will login using your Facebook, Google, or Microsoft userid and password. We did this for two reasons:
The process for logging in to ClaytonBocce.org:
We anticipate that most bocce league members will have a Facebook, Google, or Microsoft account. If you do not have one you will need to create one. The alternative would be for the bocce website to have its own userids and passwords, but then you would have to create one of those, so what's to be gained?
Google and Microsoft accounts are simpler than Facebook, so if you just need an account to access the bocce website, we suggest either of these.
Capos: Login to manage your team signups.