The 14th Annual Higgyball Memorial Bocce Ball Tournament

On behalf of the organizers, I’m proud to announce the 14th Annual Higgyball Memorial Bocce Ball Tournament. By now I would assume that we all know the drill pretty well, but for those who may need it, I’ll be happy to remind you.

1. Please spread the word to all interested parties to sign up for our post alert system at (the Higgyball Alerts box on the right).

2. Team registration (2 players per team) will occur at 12:00 PM on Sunday, April 30th, 2017. Go to to register. $10 per team will be charged through PayPal as an entry fee to cover expenses (though you can pay via credit card without a PayPal account if necessary). You need both team members to register a team (see below for the Free Agents list). Last year’s top 4 teams will be granted an automatic spot, BUT STILL NEED TO REGISTER AND PAY (they’ll receive the registration link prior to April 30th). A total of 28 teams will be granted entry into the tournament.

3. Registration sometimes fills up quickly. In the event that our bracket fills up, a waiting list will be opened (to open after registration begins). If you are unable to enter your team due to a full bracket, be sure to sign up on the waiting list. Waiting list teams have won the tourney in the past!

4. H14 will be held on Saturday May 27th, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Tincher homestead in Oxford, Ohio. An address and directions will be provided on the website. We will reserve Sunday, May 28th as a “rain day”.

5. In an attempt to make the event ever more interactive, the food and music registries will be included in the team sign-up process this year. This year, the soundtrack belongs to you. In the event that we need more songs, a music registry will be opened to the public. The food registry will be open to all, as usual.

6. Send us pics of you and/or your loved ones wearing your Higgyball swag throughout the year and tell us where you were. We’ll add it to our “Where Have Your Balls Been” page on Higgyball Online. Also, be sure to send us any pics from last year’s tournament.

7. Be on the lookout to grab your favorite H14 souvenir T-shirt. There are some great designs to choose from this year for both the ladies and gents! T-shirt sales will open on April 30th and close May 15th in order to have everything printed by the tourney.

8. In an effort to increase public safety, we’d like to encourage participants to stay the night and camp or find alternate transportation if necessary.

9. If you haven’t contacted or found your partner, now is the time to do so. We have a Free Agents page for those needs.

10. Last year we were shy a few sets of balls. Therefore, to mitigate this, we kindly ask that you to pledge to bring your full-size set of balls to Higgyball this year. Look for that on the team sign up form.

So, polish your balls, spit-shine your medals, and lay out your jerseys. It’s officially bocce season, folks!

Expect to hear more from your friendly, neighborhood Council members soon!

Patrick Lytle
Higgyball Council