Join us for the 15th Annual Bellingham Bay Bocce Tournament, May 6th

The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center and Boccemon invite the community to join the excitement of 32 teams, sponsored by businesses from around the state, battling for the championship in the biggest bocce tournament in the Pacific NW. 

What: 15th Annual Bellingham Bay Bocce Tournament
When: Saturday, May 6th, 9:30am-4:00pm
Where: Bellingham Sportsplex

 Kulshan Brewery Bocce Team. Photo Credit: Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

Kulshan Brewery Bocce Team. Photo Credit: Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

Community members are encouraged to attend this free, family-friendly event that includes: 

  • Boundary Bay beer garden
  • Salmon BBQ and concessions from local vendors
  • Raffle drawings for over $2,000 in local prizes and gift certificates  
  • A Kids’ Zone that includes bounce houses, face painting, and kids’ games

Estimated event timeline:

9:30 - Doors open
10:00 - Round robin tournament
12:00 - Salmon BBQ begins and halftime show
1:00 - Single elimination tournament begins
3:30 - Championship match 

 Tom McNutt, of Boccemon, refereeing a close match. Photo credit: Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

Tom McNutt, of Boccemon, refereeing a close match. Photo credit: Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

Thanks to Boccemon, tournament host and title sponsor, all proceeds from this event will benefit the WDRC and our mission to provide and promote constructive and collaborative approaches to conflict through mediation, training, facilitation and community education.

A list of teams playing in the tournament and more information can be found at: whatcomdrc.org or by contacting outreach@whatcomdrc.org or (360)676-0122.