Updated COVID-19 Guidance

On June 15, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) published updated mask guidance (Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings – Effective June 15, 2021) (www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/guidance-for-face-coverings.aspx)

In summary:

  1. Masks are not required for fully vaccinated individuals, except in settings where masks are required for everyone. Those settings are public transit, K-12 schools, childcare, healthcare settings (including long term care facilities), correctional facilities and detention centers, homeless and emergency shelters and cooling centers.
  2. Except for the places listed above, fully vaccinated persons may go unmasked in most settings.
  3. People who are not fully vaccinated must wear masks in all indoor public settings and should wear masks in outdoor crowded settings when that region is experiencing high COVID transmission.
  4. Businesses and venues may require all patrons to wear masks, or may implement vaccine verifications (which can include self-attestation of vaccination status).

What Does this Mean For Bocce?

At the time we began Spring League play on May 2, we allowed all fully vaccinated persons (as verified by their team capos) to go mask free while on the courts during league play. Non-rostered players were not allowed on the courts for at least the first 30 days or until we could gauge compliance and monitor public health guidelines. When it became apparent that most mask and social distancing guidelines would expire on June 15, we extended our non-rostered player restrictions until then. We also extended our hold on opening the courts for open free play and for rental play until then.

As of June 15, we have removed the restrictions on non-rostered guests being present on the courts during league play. The courts are now open for open free play and courts may now be rented on our website. Open free play is generally Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the courts need to be groomed for league, and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until Skipolini’s closes. Open free play is generally not available on Sundays when league play is scheduled. The availability of courts for open free play is always subject to rentals (and rentals could include all four courts at one time). You may check court availability for free play on our website.

The league has allowed players to self-attest to their vaccination status and will continue to do so.

We have mounted two hand sanitizer stations (at each end of the arbors down the center lane) and encourage people to bring their own hand sanitizer. Players are free to wipe down balls that others have used before rolling.

What if I am not fully vaccinated?

Bocce is played in an outdoor setting and is not a ‘mega venue,’ such as a stadium, where masks and/or vaccination verification may still be required. However, we encourage non-vaccinated people to be mindful of their own health and the risk to others, and to wear a mask (and maintain social distance) while playing.

Regardless of your vaccination status, please do not come to the courts if you have tested positive for COVID-19, are quarantining because of possible exposure to COVID-19, or are experiencing wide range of symptoms associated with COVID-19, including but not limited to: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath of difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea. We also strongly encourage people not to come to the courts if you have returned from foreign travel within the previous 14-days.

CBCA and the Bocce Committee are grateful for the integrity and responsibility of our players in complying, and continuing to comply, with the guidance that allow us to resume play. Regardless of how much fun bocce is and the excitement of the competition, none of it would be happening without the cooperation of our players.

Thank you.

CBCA Bocce Committee

Team Stats are Available

With the introduction of electronic scoring, we can harvest statistics from game records. The first phase is now complete: Team statistics are now available. There are three types of statistics for a team: Frame, Game and Casino.

You may view the team statistics for any team by clicking the stats link at the bottom of the roster or schedule page for that team.

Frame Statistics

Frame statistics show number of frames won/lost/tied and average points per frame, by individual and by pair, with a team summary. Frames in which either team played shorthanded are not included. There are also breakdowns for frames rolled with the pallino and frames rolled without the pallino.

Game Statistics

Game statistics show number of games won/lost, winning percentage, and average win/loss margin, by individual, by pair, and by lineup, with a team summary. Games in which either team played any frame shorthanded are not counted. Forfeits are not counted.

To be counted, the individual, pair, or lineup must have played the entire game. So, if there is a substitution in the game, that game will not be counted for:

  • The individual player that was subbed out.
  • The individual player that was subbed in.
  • The pair that was involved in the substitution.
  • The lineup, either before or after the substitution.
It will be counted for:
  • The individual players that were not subbed out.
  • The pair that was not involved in the substitution.
  • Overall team statistics.

For individuals and pairs, there are additional columns for "Clinchers" won and lost. A clincher is the final, winning/losing frame of a game. Clincher wins and losses are an indication of ability to "seal the deal."

Casino Statistics

The Casino statistics show the number of casinos scored or conceded by individual and by pair, with a team summary. Casinos in which the conceding team played shorthanded are not counted.

Individuals?

All three categories include statistics by individual. An individual is credited with the results of any frame/game/casino in which they participated. For example, if Alice and Bob playing together win a frame with two points, each of them will be credited with a two point frame win for the purpose of individual statistics. If Alice and Bob playing together play a full game and win by five points, they will each be credited with a game win by five points. So, Alice's results will be influenced by the quality of play by Bob, and vice versa. Take this as you will; it may lead to some interesting discussions.

Coming Attractions

We will be adding pages that show these statistics ranked within groups and also ranked over the entire season.

Online Signups for 2021 Summer League

Summer League signups run from June 6 through July 11. Summer League play will start on August 1.

The capo's meeting will be held on Saturday, July 24, at 10:00am at the bocce courts. Attendance is mandatory for each team: each team must send at least one representative (the capo if available) to the meeting. Attendance will be taken. Teams that do not attend the capo meeting will forfeit their first league game.

Signing Up

Each team in the 2019 Summer League has a slot reserved in their same Group in the 2021 Summer League. As long as you have your roster in order and you pay your registration fee by the end of the signup period your slot is guaranteed.

Electronic Scoring

We have introduced electronic scoring in the 2021 Spring League. With electronic scoring teams are able to keep score using a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or any device with a web browser. With electronic scoring:
  • Real time scores are displayed on the TV scoreboards at the courts.
  • You will be able to follow the scoring remotely.
  • We will be able to keep player stats (e.g. frame win percentage)

With the introduction of electronic scoring in the summer season, we are adding team logos to the bocce website. Logos will be displayed along with team names throughout the website and on scoreboards.

Each Summer 2021 team has been given a default logo. Teams may keep the default, opt to not have a logo, or upload a custom logo. The team signup page now displays the team logo, and has a button to change it.

Give it a try! Be Creative!

Some Hints:

  • The width and height of your logo must each be between 100 and 1000 pixels, and the size of your logo file must be 1MB or less.
  • The system will scale your image to about 160 x 160, and can optionally add a border.
  • Keep your design simple, as it will sometimes be displayed at a small scale.
  • Avoid including your team name, or any text, in your logo, unless it is an integral part of your design. Wherever your logo is displayed, your team name will also be displayed.
  • If you have a borderless logo, use a transparent background.

To prepare for electronic scoring there will be an addition to the signup process. Capos will need to provide a NickName for each player on their team. NickNames will be used to identify players for purposes of electronic scoring. The NickName should be the familiar name you normally use for a player. For example, if you refer to player John Smith as John, Johnny or Smitty, then use John, Johnny or Smitty as their NickName.

NickNames may be up to 10 letters. NickNames must be unique within your team.

For electronic scoring security, each team will be assigned a four digit team identification number (TIN). To score a match, a player will need to enter the TIN for one of the teams playing the match. This is to prevent mischievous outsiders from messing with our scores. Your team TIN is displayed on your team signup page, and will be displayed on your team schedule during the season. You may freely share your team pin with your players, but it should not be shared outside your team.

An electronic scoring manual is available in the documents section of this website. We will also be offering a Zoom meeting to go over electronic scoring and to answer questions.

Signup Rules

The signup rules:

  • Your roster must have at least six (6) and at most ten (10) players.
  • You must keep at least five (5) players from your 2019 Summer League team on your 2021 team.
  • After your five returning players, you may add players that have played in the league before, or players that are new to the league, in any combination
  • We have a revised waiver form this year. All players must have a signed copy of the new waiver on file before the end of the signup period. Players who submitted a new waiver for the 2021 Spring League already have a waiver on file; all others must sign and submit a copy of the new waiver. On your team signup page there is an button to print a waiver form for each player on your team. Or you may download the waiver form here. You may email a scanned copy or send the original by U.S. mail to Clayton Bocce League, PO Box 600, Clayton, CA 94517. Note: We much prefer email submission of your waivers.
  • Every team member must have an email address, telephone number, and zip code of residence on file.
  • The registration fee is $400 per team, regardless of the number of players on your roster.
  • You may not make any roster changes after the signup period ends.
  • If, at the end of the signup period, you have fewer than ten players on your roster, players from the waiting list may be added to your roster by the League. If the league adds players we charge a $50 per person fee. This fee goes to the league and is not a credit against your team fee.

Signup Procedure

The signup procedure:

  • The capo of each team is responsible for signing up their team.
  • If you want to change your capo or your team name, please email us with the details.
  • If your 2019 Summer League team will not be playing in the 2021 Summer League, please email us with the details.
  • The league will allow teams to opt out of the 2021 Summer League for COVID-19 reasons. Teams that notify us of this election will retain their slot for the 2022 season (one year only). We will attempt to fill your slot for this year only. You must email us as soon as possible to document your team’s decision. This is a team based election only. Individual players who wish to opt out must get the approval from their team.
  • 2019 Summer League Capos should each have a login account on the bocce website; capo login accounts remain active. New capos will be given instructions on how to create a login account.
  • During the signup period, each capo may log in as often as needed to update their roster and pay their registration fee.
  • Please update any of your players' emails, phone numbers and/or zip codes that may have changed.
  • Registration fee may be paid online using a PayPal account or a major credit card.
  • Please help us by paying online. If you cannot pay online, you may pay by check as long as we receive it by the end of your signup period.

Logging in to the Clayton Bocce Website

With several planned additions to the bocce website, league capos are being issued login accounts on ClaytonBocce.org. Whether for the upcoming online team signups or the planned online scoring system, it is necessary to secure and control access to functions that modify information on the website.

Website access control systems can be quite complicated: userids, passwords, secret questions, password resets, two-factor authentication and more. For the ClaytonBocce.org website we decided not to include another access control system; instead we will use well known existing systems. If you are issued a ClaytonBocce.org account, you will need to have a Facebook, Google, or Microsoft account, and you will login using your Facebook, Google, or Microsoft userid and password. We did this for two reasons:

  1. These three providers have full-featured, robust, and secure access control systems.
  2. Many persons have an account on one of these three systems. By leveraging their existing account, they can avoid having yet another userid and password to remember.

How it Works

The process for logging in to ClaytonBocce.org:

  1. Click Login in the upper right of this page.
  2. On the login page click one of the three buttons to select the login service you wish to use: Facebook, Google, or Microsoft.
  3. Login on your selected service. (This step may be skipped if you are already logged in to the service.) The first time you login you may be asked to authorize Clayton Bocce to link to your account. After you login you will be returned to the Clayton Bocce website.
  4. You will only need to do this the first time you login. Register your Facebook, Google, or Microsoft account with your Clayton Bocce account. When your ClaytonBocce.org account is set up, you will receive an email with a one-time registration code. Enter your one-time registration code on the registration page and click the Register button. This will create a link between your Facebook, Google, or Microsoft account and your ClaytonBocce.org account.

Notes

  • The ClaytonBocce.org login page has a checkbox labeled Remember Me. If you are using a private computer, you may want to check the Remember Me box on the login page. This will cause your browser to store your login credentials on your computer and automatically log you in when you access the Clayton Bocce website. Note: your login credentials are sensitive, so you must use https for automatic login. (ie. https://ClaytonBocce.org).
  • This website does not access any of the information in your Facebook, Google, or Microsoft account. Your contact list, calendar, friend list, etc. are not visible to this website. Your userid and password are not passed to this website.
  • When you are logged in, Login in the upper right corner will be replaced by your name. Click or hover over your name to open a pop-up menu where you may logout or view and update your account profile.

What If I Do Not have One of the Required Accounts?

We anticipate that most bocce league members will have a Facebook, Google, or Microsoft account. If you do not have one you will need to create one. The alternative would be for the bocce website to have its own userids and passwords, but then you would have to create one of those, so what's to be gained?

Google and Microsoft accounts are simpler than Facebook, so if you just need an account to access the bocce website, we suggest either of these.

  • To create a Google account:
    • Go to the Google home page.
    • Click the Sign in button in the upper right corner.
    • Click Add Account and fill in your information.
  • To create a Microsoft account:
    • Go to the Microsoft home page.
    • Click Sign in in the upper right corner.
    • Click Sign up now and fill in your information.

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