Black Jack Thursday: Bar Bocce Division

Salute the Champs at the End-of-Season Party!
The Thursday Black Jack divisional playoffs came to a close last night as team Schweddy Balls defeated team Boccesaurus Rex in the final match. Our season's not over yet though -- the End-of-Season Party tops us off at Black Jack this coming Wednesday at 6:30pm! We'll have the whole bar to ourselves for the event, with all the divisions competing against each other for the City-Wide Championship title. Enjoy tons of FREE beer and food and find out if your team won the Peroni Contest (details below). Plus, the city-wide champion receives a $750 charity donation and the runner-up a $250 donation.

Spring Registration is NOW OPEN
Start charting out your winning bocce strategy---registration for the spring season is NOW OPEN. Pick the type of bocce of your choice: BAR Bocce, GLO Bocce, and OUTDOOR Bocce.  Check out the day and locations offered this spring:

Peroni Contest!
The Peroni / Blue Moon Contest continues this season, with an upgrade for Black Jack players of a season-long competition!  For each pint you drink, you’ll receive a ticket to write your team name on and place in the bocce jar.  Every week we’ll announce a winner for a Black Jack gift certificate, and at the end of the season we'll tally each team's tickets and the winner across the Black Jack divisions wins a $300 gift certificate to the restaurant of their choosing, so drink up!

Open House Contest from Alex Vendetti Group
Spring Valley, NW: March 9 (Sun), 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Get ready to whet your whistle when you check out the latest listing from the the Alex Vendetti Group (AVG): a spectacularly spacious single family colonial in upper northwestl!  Swing on by the Open House Contest Sunday, 3/9 1:00-3:00 pm at 4935 Loughboro Road, NW. Explore the many bedrooms of this 3rd listing in the Open House Contest and you could win a $50 gift certificate to Black Jack! Just make sure you sign in during your visit with your name, bocce day/location and team name. And stay tuned for the next open house details -- if you attend every open house this season (2/23, 3/2, 3/9), you'll be entered to win a $300 gift certificate to El Centro!

AVG, from Sotheby’s International Realty (sponsor of our End-of-Season Party), is the go-to firm for home-buyers shopping in the hottest new neighborhoods. Not only are these pros guaranteed to help you find your next sweet pad, but they’ve proven they can hang, repping at games in our division this winter season!

Bar Specials and Sponsors
During all game nights we receive food and drink specials at Black Jack.  League members will enjoy half-off the Brick Oven Pizza of the Day, $7 Dive Burgers, and from 6:00-7:00pm there are 2-for-1 oysters, PLUS refreshing $3 pints of Peroni and cans of Blue Moon!  Cheers!

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 to 10 points or called by a Black Shirt 45 minutes after your designated start time to ensure all teams get equitable playing time. You must have 2 players present within 10 minutes of your designated start time to avoid a forfeit.

When you are done with your game report your score to a Black Shirt, and of course continue to enjoy the bocce specials at the bar.  In the event of a cancelation, make-up games will most likely take place on Monday nights.  Check out our rules for more details. Note that all teams make the playoff tournament, and that 3 players are required to avoid a forfeit during playoff games.  Standings and pictures will be updated a few days after your games are done. Please be sure to observe all bar rules on game nights.

Feel free to contact your league manager, John, with any questions. And become the mayor of DC Bocce @ Black Jack by checking in on Foursquare when you arrive for your match.

Game Location and Directions
Black Jack (above Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, 1612 14th St NW)
Via Metro: The bar is a short walk from the U Street, Dupont Metro or McPherson Square stations. Visit for Metro information.
Driving: Street parking is available BUT limited. We recommend Metroing, bussing, or walking to the bar.

Tag It!
This season, we are posting all league photos to Facebook albums, which allows for interactive commenting and now TAGGING! Anyone in the league has the ability to tag friends, teammates, etc., so please check out our photos from this season and let the Facebook connecting begin!

At the end of each season, winning teams from each division are awarded a cash prize to donate to charity. We have donated to many local, national and international charities. We are also happy to participate in special charity events throughout the year. If you have any ideas feel free to contact us

Stay in Touch
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Special Thanks
To Black Restaurant Group and the folks at Black Jack and the Logan Circle Community for their support.

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