The American Bocce Company
MNB The BocceDome - Chop Shop Season 5: The Reboot


This season will mark the 5 year anniversary of ABC leagues at Chop Shop. Hard to fathom, but easy to enjoy. The vibe is extra. The competition level is high. The courts are flat and fresh turf is on the way. ABC referees and administration play. And there's just something about Monday Night Bocce at Chop Shop. It is the exalted league of the Chicago bocce (for better or worse).

And now that we've built up Monday nights at Chop, let me hit you with the straight dope: This will be the last MNB 4v4 league of 2019. (We'll keep it popping Tuesdays and have a holiday 2v2 run, though.) Who will be the 4th and final team to take home the Monday night medals? If we can pack out the four courts, then 32 teams will have a shot at the glory. We'll break into conferences—Earl E. Byrd and Freaks @ Nite—so sign up now and get your first choice. 

Goose Island is bringing the beer specials and fire prizes. Fernet Branca is a stalwart, a forever thread in our bocce story, and a great shot to start and close your night. Also a special. Also bringing that prize glory. And you better believe we have some surprises in store for this 5 year anniversary edition of MNB.

League Details: Season begins Monday, September 23rd. Playoffs are Monday, November 4th. First games get rolling at 6:30 and the last at 10:00. The BocceDome is Chop Shop's event/concert venue and we'll have four courts with fresh turf out there. 

ABC League Standards:  A team can roster 4-8 players and may use subs not on the roster. If you want to play don't have a full squad, contact and he'll get ya moving in the right direction. League dues are $300/team. Your spot in the league is not guaranteed until the balance is at $0. Games are played 4v4 and your team gets two games a night for the six-week regular season. All teams play in a one-night playoff. The season schedule is made before the balls begin to roll. Game time needs and requests are accommodated to the best of our ability and in priority order of registration. 


Confirmed team list- 19 of 32

We like Cheese
Chris Galligan
Julia Brieger
Elliott Robinson
Vanja Galligan
Still Not Above It!
George Rosch
Amy Montgomery
Nick Neu
Maintaining exactly the same skill level for 3+ years
Erica Bohac
Joey Maginot
Paige Burnes
Claire Kirchner
Wiley Kerr
mapping bocce courts worldwide
Andy Zimmerman
Vito Buonsante
Miles Russell
Dave Krone
Maurizio Perrelli
Family bonding
Lilia Zaparaniuk
Michael Zaparaniuk
Daniel Zaparaniuk
Marc Zaparaniuk
Meatballs and Gravy
Drew Kleinmeyer
Jeremy Neuman
Brian Schneider
Ketan Patel
Been here since the beginning
Jeff Pfeiffer
Fishermen handshakes for all
Kendra Swanson
Jessica LaRoi
lissie levin
Matt Persin
Tim Carroll
Danny Carroll
Game so good we leave you paralyzed.
Priya Rajakumar
Parva Bhatt
Hana Poser
Tara Orekondy
Liz Elliott
Like the Bad B-occes, but with our old name.
Mandy Sellers
Amy Ellingson
Andrew Kellermann
Chandra Miller
It’s mating season!
Dan Kaman
A bunch of Bocce witches
Lindsey Fisher
Nishi Shah
Tony Rush
Sydney Schneider
Julie Crane
Plaid wearing bocce goers.
Chey Mayer
Bat Damen
Craig Glover
John Brady
We're baaaaaaack
Chris Prokop
Michael Snow
Tony Tijerina
Wes Prokop
Karl Haslwanter
Rat-a-tat on that Mule Ass
Bryce Barnes
We will redeem ourselves.
Kelsey Lawson
Emily Fries
Kayla Walsh
#1 Champs
Ian Dible
Mike Vitek
Tony Strissel
James Campian
Friends/RE folks
Jonathan Klemm
Monique Cleminson
Dylan Rowland
Susan Csonka

Unconfirmed Team List

Bippity Bocce Boo
caroline davis
Ali Greco
Alissa Bugh
Nick Neu
5,000 Candles In The Wind
Brad Bercovitz
Andrew Kellermann
Kelly Kellermann
Emily Matus
Andrew Kellermann
Why so serious?
Dan Spomer
Peter Racine
Patric Gerstmayr
Jessie Morris