Congratulations to ABV Contractors, the first place Winners of the 2020 Club Molisani Invitational Charities Bocce Tournament in Wickliffe, OH (Cleveland). This team has won the title 4 years in a row! Pictured here on the last day of the event, October 11, 2020, are team members (Left to Right): Michael Frabotta, Dennis Strnad, Anthony Croce & Dominic Aveni. The evnent was sponsored by Ganley Village Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT, Merrill Lynch & Fioritto Funeral Service. Click this link to get more information on Club Molisani.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has touched all of us. We are saddened for the devastation and heartache the disease has caused around the globe and especially to our bocce friends in Italy.
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Unfortunately, but obviously for saftey reasons related to the COVID 19 Pandemic, the 2020 World Series of Bocce has been cancelled. The 47th annual bocce event was scheduled for July 16th – 19th. Typically over 100 teams (both Women’s, Men’s) compete in the tournament. The organizers are well aware of the health concerns for the hundreds of players and fans that gather over the mid-summer bocce tournament and party. Here are some photos of past World Series.
Other 2020 bocce tournaments and events at the Toccolana Club in Rome, NY are listed on this schedule on the club’s website. The club boasts 15 courts and regularly hosts leagues for women, men and coed teams. Leagues will cautiously start with state guidelines in place when “restirctions are eased.”
The Bocce Committee encourages league players (and everyone else in Clayton) to patronize our downtown eating establishments. But we want to go further. Among the many victims of this pandemic are those with not enough to eat or who are unable to access other basic services and who, even after the pandemic ends, may be out of a job. Link to article
Michael Ferlo of the Toccolana Club in Rome, NY says that The World Series of Bocce is still scheduled to take place in Mid July, but he and the members are monitoring the situation to make updates as needed. Check back here or at the website.
Congratulations to Team Highwood for coming in 1st place in the 2019 annual bocce tournament honoring Aldo Della Croce. This event is held every fall in St. Louis, MO at the Italia America Bocce Club. Team Highwood also traveled to Boston, MA earlier in the year and played well at the US Bocce National Championship hosted by the Methuen Sons of Italy for the 2nd time in 4 years. These younger players who represented the Chicago area are (left to right) Miles Russell, Maurizio Perrelli, Vito Buonsante and Andy Zimmerman.
Celebrate Father’s Day playing bocce with your friends and family at the Rosewood Miramar Beach Resort in California. $50 / person, $20 / child and under 5 years old is complimentary. Click here for details.