The annual Longville Ice Bocce Tournament is held the first Saturday of February on Girl Lake in front of Patrick's Fine Dining. The 7th annual event in 2013 saw 75 teams totaling 300 people take to the ice. Plus, the additional spectators were treated to hot competition on the cold ice, and the weather cooperated beautifully -- it was sunny, beautiful, and relatively warm (for February).
Teams consist of 4 people and must be co-ed (max of 2 Men--may have additional Women). The competition is limited to 80 teams. Tournament coordinator Craig Johnson urges players to register early, as the roster fills up fast. Registration form for 2015 coming soon. Please mail registration forms to:
PO Box 508
Longville, MN 56655
Cash prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place teams and a trophy is presented to the champions. There are also cash prizes for best team name and best dressed team.
Patrick's Fine Dining is open for food and beverages and to offer a warm place for participants. Registration the day of the tournament begins at 9 AM, with competition beginning at 10 AM.
Be sure to check out the Longville Ice Bocce Tournament Facebook page for photos and updates.
Longville, MN Ice Bocce Tournament
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2014 Grand Champions:
"Big Test Icicles" -- CONGRATULATIONS!!! (Levi Marttinka, Matt Murakami, Jenny Leestma, Olivia Newgaard)
2014 2nd Place Winners:
"Schoeneckers & McGeehans" (Stan Schoenecker, Michelle Schoenecker, Heidi McGeehan, Shawn O'Donnell)
2014 3rd Place Winners:
"Big Deep Puckers" (Hannah Salk, Kinzie Smith, Grant Salk, Jesse Elsenpeter)
2014 4th Place Winners:
"Puckin' Locals" (Sam Wheeler, Shane Emerson, Tony Longerbone, Trisha Thompson)
2014 Best Team Costume:
"Bocce Babies" (Kim Foss, Randy Foss, Nancy Helman, Mick Cockran)
2014 Best Team Name:
"Life's A Bocce, Then You Slide" (Sue Hol, Jeff Hol, Mary Kopca, Will Neururer)
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