April 17, 2017

Iris Maute-Gibson, Development and Outreach Coordinator
Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

15th Annual Bellingham Bay Bocce Tournament May 6

The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) and Boccemon invite the community to join the excitement of 32 teams, sponsored by businesses from around the state, battling for the championship in the biggest bocce tournament in the Pacific NW. The 15th Annual Bellingham Bay Bocce Tournament will happen on Saturday, May 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tournament will take place at the Bellingham Sportsplex. Community members and visitors are encouraged to attend this free, family-friendly event that includes:

  • Boundary Bay beer garden
  • Salmon BBQ and concessions from local vendors
  • Raffle drawings for over $2,000 in local prizes and gift certificates
  • A Kids’ Zone that includes bounce houses, face painting, and kids’ games
Estimated event timeline:
  • 9:30 - Doors open
  • 10:00 - Round robin tournament
  • 12:00 - Salmon BBQ begins and halftime show
  • 1:00 - Single elimination tournament begins
  • 3:30 - Championship match
Thanks to Boccemon, tournament host and title sponsor, all proceeds from this event will benefit the WDRC and their mission “to provide and promote constructive and collaborative approaches to conflict through mediation, training, facilitation and community education.” A list of teams playing in the tournament and more information can be found at: or by contacting or (360)676-0122.

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