Ice Bocce 2019 tremendous success!
Always the first Saturday in February, the annual Ice Bocce Tournament features hot competition on the cold, cold ice of Girl Lake. People come from all across the state to take part in this fun winter-time event. Held in front of Patrick’s, the scene is full of funny costumes, competitive Bocce games, and good times — close enough for the warmth, good food and drinks right inside Patrick’s.
Teams consist of 4 people and must be co-ed (max of 2 Men–may have more than 2 Women). The competition is limited to 64 teams. Tournament coordinator Craig Johnson urges players to register early, as the roster fills up fast. Click here for the 2020 Registration form. Please mail registration forms, with payment, 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 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.
CONGRATULATIONS to all this year’s winners!
2019 Grand Champions:
“THE WINOS” Peggy Johnson, Brad Johnson, Julie Hofstedt & Scott Hofstedt
2019 2nd Place & Best Name Winners:
“DUCK, PUCK & CHUCK” Kaelyn Folstad, Andy Folstad, Matt Eck and Caitlin Eck
2019 3rd Place Winners:
“GOPH PUCK WILD” Christian Whiteside, Beth Sween, Mandy Whiteside, Brett Sween
2019 4th Place Winners:
“THIS PUCKERS HARD” Andy Nihart, Annie Nihart, Kari Loftus, Nick Gilbert
2019 Best Costume Winners:
“3 IRISHMEN & A BOHUNK” Bob Kriha, Christy Kriha, Joni Tikalsky and Dave Tikalsky