Black Jack Thursday Bar Bocce Division
Winter Playoffs Are Here!
The regular season is in the books, which means we're heading into the playoffs! Games begin Thursday, March 6 at Black Jack. See the Playoff Schedule below or download the Playoff bracket here, and note that the #1 and #2 seeds have a bye this week. Remember, EVERYONE makes the playoffs, but the forfeit rules change: you must have at least 3 players present to avoid a forfeit. And Save the Date for our End-of-Season Party (below) at Vendetta on Wednesday 3/18!
Visit our Facebook page for photos from Week 6, and congrats to team Damn Its Cold Outside for winning the weekly $30 Black Jack gift certificate. Our season-long Peroni Contest (see below) continues throughout the divisional playoffs, so keep enjoying those $4 Peroni and Blue Moon specials!
Playoffs: First Round
Thursday, March 5th
6:00pm - It Was Ball A Dream (#8) vs Black Jack Ballers (#9)
6:45pm - Buzz Aldrin Played Bocce on the Moon (#7) vs Kishi Bocce (#10)
7:30pm - Free Kittens (#5) vs Talk Bocce To Me (#12)
8:15pm - Damn Its Cold Outside (#6) vs Ruth Bocce Ginsburg (#11)
9:00pm - Nobody puts Bocce in the corner (#4) vs #5 / #12 winner
9:45pm - DiscoBalls (#3) vs #6 / #11 winner
Playoffs: Elite 8, Final 4 & Division Championship
Thursday, March 12th
6:45pm - Looking To Score (#1) vs #8 / #9 winner
7:30pm - Boccelism (#2) vs #7 / #10 winner
8:15pm - Final 4
9:00pm - Final 4
9:45pm - Division Championship
City-Wide Championship & End-of-Season Party at Vendetta
Wednesday, March 18, 6:30pm
Save the Date Wednesday, 3/18, for our Winter 2015 End-of-Season Party! We'll have two weeks of divisional playoffs at Black Jack following next week's regular season finale. Then on March 18th we're throwing a big bocce bash at Vendetta on H Street, where all the division champs face off for the city-wide crown! There will be FREE beer and food for all (plus open bocce) so mark your calendars!
The weekly Peroni & Blue Moon Contest continues this season! For each beer you drink, your server will give you a ticket to write your team name on and place in the bocce jar next to the court. Every week at 10:00pm we’ll announce one lucky winner of a $30 Black Jack gift certificate! Plus, the team with the most tickets at season's-end will receive the Grand Prize, $150 cash...so drink up!
Bar Sponsor and Specials
During all game nights we receive food and drink specials at Black Jack. League members enjoy the following specials all night:
- Peroni drafts $4
- Blue Moon cans $4
- Brick-Oven Pizzas 50% off
Meet The Quality Team - Winter 2015 Sponsors
& Friendly Real Estate Experts
We also have a new sponsor joining us this season: The Quality Team! The Washington DC Area's Real Estate Experts are a different breed of Realtors. They work exclusively by referral, so their goal isn't to be sales-y; it's to build relationships and blow you away with awesome service so that you'll want tell your friends and family about them. Whether you're looking to buy, sell, or rent, they'll be around all season to answer questions and help you with your real estate needs.
Things to Know on Game Nights
Each night, make sure to check in with a Black Shirt near the bocce court, where you will be paired with the team you are playing against. Games will be played for 45 minutes after your listed start time or the first team to 10 points, to ensure all teams get equitable playing time. At least 2 players from your team must be present within 10 minutes of your start time to avoid a forfeit (you'll need 3 players for the playoffs).
When you are done with your game report your score to a Black Shirt, and of course continue to enjoy the bocce specials in the bar. Check out our Rules if you need a refresher for Black Jack -- for example, a ball that hits the back wall before hitting another ball or the side wall is taken out of play. Standings and Photos will be updated a few days after your games are done. In the event of a cancellation, make-up games will most likely take place on Monday nights. And please be sure to observe all usual bar rules while you're a patron. Feel free to contact your league manager with any questions.
Note: Black Jack doesn't open until 6:00pm, so if you have the early game we suggest you grab a drink at the Pearl Dive bar downstairs beforehand, but please be upstairs at the bocce court ready to play by your listed game time.
Game Location and Directions
Black Jack (above Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, 1612 14th St NW)
Via Metro: The bar is a short walk from either U Street or Dupont Metro stations. Visit www.wmata.com for Metro information.
Driving: Street parking is available BUT limited. We recommend Metroing, busing, or walking to the bar.
Each season, DC Bocce League donates to our charity partner on behalf of all winning teams. We have donated to many local, national and international charities over the past decade. We are also happy to participate in special charity events throughout the year. If you have any ideas feel free to contact us at email@example.com
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To Black Restaurant Group and the folks at Black Jack and the Logan Circle Community for their support.