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Australia at the World Games

 World Games Opening Poland 2017

Santo Pascuzzi represents Australia

at World Games, Poland  

Santo Pascuzzi will be representing Australia at the World games in the Progressing and Precision Throwing events. We wish Santo the best of luck as he competes against the best of the best Bocce Volo players in the World.

Make sure that you watch the events & send Santo encouragement messages.

 Check out the World Games web site for Facebook, Twitter accounts and webstreaming.

   https://www.theworldgames.org/

   Thomas Bach to open The World Games 2017

 

It is finally here, athletes and sports fans alike are eagerly looking forward to the commencement of The World Games 2017. The World Games features 3250 athletes from 111 nations across the world, who will over the next ten days compete in 31 different sports  (27 official sports and four invitational sports), spread across the host city of Wroclaw, seeking to be crowned The World Games champion in their chosen sport.

 The first medallist will be known at 17:04 on Friday 21st July when the first final concludes in the women's finswimming competition. The World Games will kick off at 7pm with a spectacular opening ceremony at the Wroclaw Stadium on 20th July, which will be opened by special guest of honour IOC President Thomas Bach.

  

IWGA The World Games

 

IWGA President José Perurena is looking forward to a great event: "I am looking forward for the Games to finally begin! After years of work it will be great to see the amazing show Wroclaw is going to produce today at the Opening Ceremony and on the upcoming days at the sports events."

 https://www.theworldgames.org/

 

Australia at the World Games

 

Santo Pascuzzi represents Australia

at World Games, Poland  

Santo Pascuzzi will be representing Australia at the World games in the Progressing and Precision Throwing events. We wish Santo the best of luck as he competes against the best of the best Bocce Volo players in the World.

Make sure that you watch the events & send Santo encouragement messages.

 Check out the World Games web site for Facebook, Twitter accounts and webstreaming.

   https://www.theworldgames.org/

   Thomas Bach to open The World Games 2017

 

It is finally here, athletes and sports fans alike are eagerly looking forward to the commencement of The World Games 2017. The World Games features 3250 athletes from 111 nations across the world, who will over the next ten days compete in 31 different sports  (27 official sports and four invitational sports), spread across the host city of Wroclaw, seeking to be crowned The World Games champion in their chosen sport.

 The first medallist will be known at 17:04 on Friday 21st July when the first final concludes in the women's finswimming competition. The World Games will kick off at 7pm with a spectacular opening ceremony at the Wroclaw Stadium on 20th July, which will be opened by special guest of honour IOC President Thomas Bach.

  

IWGA The World Games

 

IWGA President José Perurena is looking forward to a great event: "I am looking forward for the Games to finally begin! After years of work it will be great to see the amazing show Wroclaw is going to produce today at the Opening Ceremony and on the upcoming days at the sports events."

 https://www.theworldgames.org/

 

Australian National Senior Championships 2017

2017 THE YEAR OF OLD TRIVALS NSW &

the BIG V teams of Vic Metro, NEBA & Morwell

  

AUSTRALIAN BOCCE CHAMPIONSHIP

 2nd June to the 5th June 2017

 Tuscany Association, WA inc., Perth – WESTERN AUSTRALIA

 

The 47th Senior Bocce Championship and 22nd Women’s Bocce Championship was a winner!

  

The highlights were many and varied with the high spots being the increased skill level shown by all players participating this year, plus the athleticism of the young Nicole Samsa in her confidence in demonstrating the Progressive Throw as part of  the opening ceremony.

 

This year it was a tussle between the Victorian Teams (Vic Metro, NEBA and Morwerll) and NSW. QLD, Bundaberg, South Australia and Western Australia were again very competitive and gave it their all but failed to win a gold.

 

The Championship was organized by the Bocce Federation of Australia in collaboration with the Federation Sport Bocce,WA and hosted at the Tuscany Association of Western Australia Club Boccedrome, Perth over the four days, 2nd to 5th June.

 

The Opening ceremony was well received with a packed Boccedrome came to see the teams march onto the courts while being entertained by local  Piano accordion player Nikki Dagostino entertained the spectators.  Nikki Dagostino is widely recognised as one of Australia’s most entertaining female Accordionists.  Keeping the rare art alive and educating souls with the world sounds of the Piano Accordion and she did just that as the players and spectators enjoyed her tunes. With players and spectators set and ready to go, the MC Nicola Tutt, opened the ceremony followed by Tuscany Association Club President Fernando Pagani, Federation of Sport Bocce WA President Jason Tutt and BA President Raymond Cher welcomed the players along with other local and interstate dignitaries. The traditional bowl throw opening was again fun, with many of the VIP’s having a bowl, including BA President-Elect Frank Funari.  Although the bowls rolled every way except to the jack, the different bowling styles were enjoyed by all participants and spectators making it a fun feature of the traditional Opening ceremony, with Jason Tutt being deemed the winner with his bowl being closest to the jack.

 The Friday evening climax was the Rapid throw and this year it was Heat 1 of the Rapid Throw along with Nicole Samsa demonstrating the Women’s Rapid Throw.

 

The four day Bocce Tournament bought together the best bocce players from across Australia. With over 70 Men and Women athletes from all corners of Australia – as far north as Bundaberg, to way out west and host city Perth. As well as the traditional forms of the game, the Singles and the Doubles, the teams competed in the more spectacular Bowl Throw, Precision Throw, and the Progressive Throw competitions as well as the team event of Triples.

 

The championship started on Friday with the Triples as each team set about to dominate the court space and play out for classification. This was followed by the Doubles, Singles, Bowl Throw and then the throwing events. All Victorian teams and players performed well with early wins by the Men's, Women's and NatU35's teams. NSW were in top form  with good performances in all events. Western Australia, South Australia, Bundaberg and QLD  made up the rest as they went on to top their pools in the round robin section of the tournament.

 

In the Triples it was a full round robin whereby each team played against each other. In the Men’s division, NSW  set the pace for the event and did not drop a game as they overmastered their opponents winning all games plus a draw against QLD to finish top of the pool. They were closely followed by Vic Metro who only lost one game, to NSW 5 to 13. Vic Metro were dominate in most games winning 13 to 0  four times and conceding only 16points in total  7 games. The stage was set for a fantastic final between the 2 top teams of NSW (Milic,Chinadotto & Samsa) and Vic Metro (Mikolic, Parisi, Palermo & Coviello)  and it did not disappoint. Vic Metro shot out to 5 zip lead only to be edged back by NSW. With the score 7  to 5 in Vic Metro favour it was the crucial end as NSW held the point plus more. Brilliant throwing by Dino Mikolic and Anglo Parisi saved the end and Vic Metro went 8 to 5. With 11 minutes to go,  NSW were not out and came back again with grand 3 points to level the score going into the last end. NSW make point and Parisi throws and hits the NSW bowl out. NSW bowls again and makes point only to be replaced by a brilliant bowl by Palermo to  give the Vic Metro team advantage. NSW bowl & regain point. Vic Metro decide to go for the jack to kill the end  and Dino Mikolic does just that and the end is restarted still all level on 8 points all. With the new end Vic Metro gained the lead with another textbook bowl by Palermo. NSW throw and miss, once  and twice. Chiandotto considers throw then does a bowl and lands short. With a point down & 2 bowls remaining NSW reload and bowl – the first goes wide and the last bowl rolls into the cutter giving  Vic Metro the win and championship with 9 points to NSW 8 points. It was the classic game between the two power teams of the weekend!

 

Overall, in the men’s section of the competition, the powerhouse Victorian Metro team took out 3 titles - Doubles, Triples and Bowl/Throw against a tenacious New South Wales team.  The spectators that packed the bocce stadium at all events witnessed formidable performances from both these teams.  Victoria saw the return of skilled bowler, Tony Palermo teaming up with Vic. Metro heavyweights - Angelo Parisi, Jim Coviello and all-rounder international great - Dino Mikolic.  Team New South Wales was similarly well equipped with rising star, Daniel Samsa, taking out the fast and furious progressive throw title against the defending Under 35 champion, Santo Pascuzzi! All-rounder George Milic and NSW bocce icon, Stefano Chiandotto the strategists of the team!  Their combined brilliance on the courts left the spectators spellbound!  Talented Tony Borrelli representing the Under 35’s team was also a winner against the New South Wales giants - winning the singles against George Milic and the precision against Daniel Samsa in grand style. 

 

Superb performances from the skilled Australian masters of the sport of bocce, including the tactics of Bundaberg’s Lou Masotti, the dead accurate pointing of SA’s Schievenin and throwing of Rodolfo Mancini, not to mention the doggedness of the whole of the WA team, determined to salvage some pride for their home state, kept everyone on the edge of their seats - as did the young guns from regional Victoria (Morwell) Nick Penney - Nick was awarded the male best and fairest trophy (based on points from the referees), Joe Maselli along with team-mates Nick Albanese and Felice Prezioso and new-comers from Queensland Metro!

 

In the women’s championship - the Vic. Metro team of experienced national competition, Vanessa Allegretto (female best and fairest winner) and Attilia Mezzalira joined by Angela Allegretto made it through to the semi-finals in all events, only to be beaten in the singles by NSW’s Antonietta Ruscio, in the doubles by SA’s Onorina Bersan and Maria Ferraro. Vic. Metro took their revenge in the triples semi-finals, beating SA 13-6.  In the bowl/throw semi-final, Diane Penney (Vic. Regional - Morwell) proved too strong for Vanessa. Vanessa, however, was the jubilant winner of the precision throw final against NSW’s emerging star athlete, Nicole Samsa! Vanessa and her team went on to set up a battle in the triples final against their regional counterparts from Morwell, Anna Prezioso, Maria Maselli and sharp shooter Diane Penney in a nail biter finish - winners Morwell 9 - Vic Metro 8!    The doubles final was the match of the super pointers from regional Victoria (NEBA) and South Australia - the NEBA pair of Angiolina Borrelli and Rosa Russo taking out the match in an exciting finish.  The singles final between local champion, Rosetta Kuscevic and NSW’s Antonietta Ruscio was a challenge of skill and tactics down to the last point - WA denied a win on home soil and NSW triumphant! Another great win for NSW came in the bowl/throw final contest between Nicole Samsa and Diane Penney with an ecstatic Nicole taking out the title 20 to 15points.  Nicole thrilled the opening night’s spectators in the presence of distinguished guests, including Councillor Stephanie Proud, JP, and representatives of the Department of Sport WA, with an exhibition match of the progressive throw - the first time this event was included in the Australian championship program in many years - ushering in great expectations for the future! 

 

Bocce Australia with the endorsement of the State bocce delegates made the following special awards:-

 Hall of Fame:

 

Gino Cencigh - for his service to bocce in New South Wales, especially in the formative years of that State’s Federation; Franco Capriotti - (Mt. Gambier SA) for his tireless promotion of ‘raffa’ bocce in Australia which led to the formal formation and regular competition of  ‘raffa’ bocce in Australia.

 

  

Life Membership:

 Awarded to Mafalda Zambon - (WA) for her leadership and tireless work with and promote women’s bocce in that state over two decades.

 

 

 

National Volunteer Awards:

 

Sally Fava wasthe recipientof a National Volunteer Award for her ongoing support and promotion of the sport of bocce and organisation of the Australian Raffa Open Championship over many years in Morwell, Victoria.

  

Michael Migliaccio - (Victoria), was bestowed the award for his advocacy and organisation of programs for athletes with disability especially in the area of Special Olympics in Victoria.

 

Congratulations on the outstanding success must go to the President and Secretary of the Federation Sport Bocce of WA, Jason and Nicola Tutt for their exceptional organisation in conjunction with the President of the Tuscany Association Fernando Pagani, his great team of volunteers and participating sponsors! As the national body charged with the responsibility of staging the National Championships, Bocce Australia, acknowledges the work of the State Federations and the national volunteers associated with the conduct of the tournament, especially Chief Referee, Franco Fava and state referees Ottorino Beccegato and Mario Ottaviano, Tournament Director, Mary Massena, Technical and Disciplinary Chairperson, Anthony Biancacci and Technical Draw Director, Frank Funari.

 

The 2018 National Bocce Championships will be held at the Redlands Club in Queensland.

 

At the 2017 Annual General Meeting of Bocce Australia, President, Raymond Cher, announced that he would not be standing for re-election as President of Bocce Australia. His decision not to stand for re-election was made in the interest of the sport as it enters what is hoped is a new phase for the sport internationally -  being accepted as an Olympic sport for the 2024 Olympics.  Raymond Cher who has been involved for over 50 years in the promotion, and along with the late Virgilio Turco responsible for the formation of Bocce Australia, counts amongst his achievements, the staging of 3 world championships in Australia, leading a delegation to promote the sport in China in 1983 and again in 1995 (Australia now hosts the annual Asia/Oceania Junior and Under 23 Invitational Championship with the participation of China and Japan); having the sport of bocce recognised by the Australian Sports Commission and the Australian Olympic Committee.  The introduction of a Women’s Sector and National Women’s Championship is another achievement he is proud of.  Raymond, who is Vice-President of World Body of Raffa Bocce (Confederazione Boccistica Internazionale) will remain involved in the sport and one of his ongoing ambitions is to see the history of the modern bocce sport in Australia he helped institute, be written. Raymond wishes to thank all those who have, over the years contributed to development and evolution of the sport and those who, over the years have assisted him personally.  He wishes to particularly thank Ubaldo Larobina and Il Globo staff, who over the years have supported him and the sport by giving voice and space to the activities of bocce in Australia.

  

Raymond congratulates the President-Elect, Frank Funari, a man who has shown outstanding leadership as President of Bocce Victoria, for accepting to take on the presidency.  Frank and treasurer, Anthony Biancacci, are equally as passionate advocates for the sport of bocce.

 Article by FF & RC.

 

Photographs courtesy of Raymond Cher & Federation Bocce Sport WA Facebook.

   For more photographs go to WABF Facebook

 https://www.facebook.com/BocceinWesternAustralia/

   Also visit the following link for a replay webcast of Bocce Opening

 https://www.facebook.com/TuscanyAssociationWA

 

Bocce Victoria Awards 2017

Bocce Victoria Awards 2017 

It was a wonderful day at the Casa D’Abruzzo Club on Sunday 9th July 2017 for the BFV Gala Bocce Awards Presentation luncheon. The co-MC’s of MARY MASSENA & VANESSA ALLEGRETTO opened the event welcoming all the guests. In particular note present were the Casa D’Abruzzo Club president, Fernando Cardinale, the major sponsorship and partner of Bocce Victoria, the Sport and Recreation Department Victoria, the Bocce Australian President (Elect) & Bocce Victoria President Frank Funari and his wife Daniela, the retiring Bocce Australian President Raymond Cher and Women’s Sector Director Lena Cher, Bocce Australia Treasurer Tony Biancacci & wife Anne, the Bocce Federation Committee, BFV Life Members, and the many members and players along with family and friends present.

 

The Casa D’Abruzzo Club was again a great venue with their friendly hospitality and service making it a enjoyable day for all present. Bocce President Frank Funari in his opening speech welcomed all and thanked the many sponsors and supporters of Bocce Victoria who with their support have helped to make Victoria to be Elite state of Bocce in Australia after winning most of the Trophies at the recent Nationals in Perth. In particular thanks to Sport & Recreation Victoria, Bonfoods, Biviano Fresh, Casa D’Abruzzo, Mantra Bell City, Narkoojee Wines, LaTrobe City, Australian Sports Commission, Braestone Homes, Furlan Club, Henty Holdings, Veneto Club and Frank Raso. Frank mentioned that the bocce year was successful with the exciting Federation & Interclub competitions again being a highlight for the players. The Asia/Oceania Invitational International hosted at Casa D’Abruzzo was a triumph and so were the junior training programs held at the Furlan club. The year also saw the launch of the Bocce Smash and Frank   thanked all those involved in the event especially for their courage and conviction in trying something new. The event was a success as it was webcast for the first time with over 3000 global hits. The next series to be launched in February 2018 promises to be bigger and better, with interest from many more clubs.

The winning Morwell Power team of Dianne Penney, Joe Maselli, Nick Penney and Nick Cooper were award the prize monies for winning the inaugural Bocce Smash. Morwell Power were outstanding in their performance and determination to cliché the win from Bulla Jets.

 

Raymond Cher in his speech mentioned the coming world titles with Santo Pascuzzi representing Australia at the World Games in Poland, the juniors that will be going to Monaco to compete in the Denis Ravera International Bocce Challenge and of the Men’s Seniors that will be going to Casablanca, Morocco to compete in the Men’s World Titles.

 

BFV Lifetime Achievement Award

Raymond Cher, who is the retiring Bocce Australia President, was honoured with the Bocce Victoria Lifetime Achievement award for “the outstanding leadership and service given to the sport of Bocce in Australia. It is thanks to Raymond’s Outstanding Vision, Dedication and Commitment to Excellence that has helped establish the sport and to have it elevated to its current status in Australia and Worldwide”.

Raymond Cher was humbled by the accolades bestowed upon him and thanked all in particular the support and friendship from Tony Biancacci and Frank Funari. Also thanked for her contribution, as a team with Ray was Lina Cher. Lina thanked everyone for their support over the years and for their part in helping grow the sport.

 

 

Bocce Australia (BA) Awards

Tony Biancacci Treasurer Bocce Australia also made an award on behalf of Bocce Australia to both Ray and Lina Cher for their services & dedication to Sport of bocce.

In addition, the following BA awards were presented:

Volunteer AwardsMichael MIGLIACCIO – for services to the Special Olympics SE Ranges group, Vic

Also awarded was Sally Fava for Sports Administration & Services to bocce at Morwell

 

 

 

Bocce Federation of Victoria Awards presented by Vanessa Allegretto & Frank Funari were:

 

BFV Life Membership Award – Emilio Collo

In recognition of his involvement in the sport of bocce representing Victoria on National and International stage since the early 1980’s, with an outstanding 21 gold podium finishes nationally in the Doubles (8) Triples (4) and Fours (7) Titles and one with the 1997 the Victorian Pennant Team. Emilio also had the honour to represent Australia on a number of occasions at World Championships and was privileged to have been included in the 1983 inaugural Australia-China Council-Bocce Australia sponsored visit to China.   His volunteer contribution to bocce in the State of Victoria over many years includes, acting as Bocce Victoria’s State Referee at both ‘volo’ and ‘raffa’ tournaments, plus the Asia/Oceania Junior Invitational international championship. His other volunteer responsibilities regularly involve accepting the role of Club Tournament Director for Bocce Victoria and Interclub competitions. Emilio is the Chair of the Veneto Club Melbourne’s Bocce Sub-Committee in charge of arranging school programs and conducting weekly tournaments - the proceeds of which provides a financial return to the Club.    

BFV Appreciation Award – Angelo Allegretto

In recognition of her tireless work, dedication and service to the sport of bocce in Victoria, particularly her support and involvement in the preparation of Bocce Victoria’s Competition Draw over many years. Angela has been a long-term participant in the State Federation competition, proudly representing the Fogolar Furlan, Melbourne. This year Angela represented Victoria in the National Championships, achieving semi-final status in both the Singles and Triples contests.

The BFV Federation & Championship Trophy winners for 2017 were:

VICTORIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS

WOMEN SINGLE’S

Runner’s Up - Linda. Vendetta – Freccia Azzurra Club

1st Place - Attilia. Mezzalira – Furlan Club

MEN’s SINGLE – “A” League

Runner’s Up – Antonio. Orlando – Knox Club

1st Place - Giovanni. Albanese – Freccia Azzurra Club  

MEN’S SINGLE – State League

Runner’s Up - Santo. J. Pascuzzi – Calabria Club

1st Place - Dino. Mikolic – Lazio – Marche Club

WOMEN DOUBLE’S

Runner’s Up – Diane. Penney & Leonie. Finocchiaro – Morwell Club

1st Place – Antonietta. Albanese & Linda. Venditti – Freccia Azurra Club    

MEN’S DOUBLE’S – “A” League

Runner’s Up – Antonio. Manzo & Santo. Cotroneo – Freccia Azzura Club

1st Place – Antonio. Coviello & Armando Cecchini – Lazio-Marche Club

MEN’s DOUBLES – State League

Runner’s Up – Raffaello. Marcon & Marino. Donisi –Freccia Azzurra Club

1st Place - Dino. Mikolic &J. Coviello – Lazio-Marche Club

BFV FEDERATION GAMES – WOMEN

WOMEN LEAGUE – Top Player is:-

Antonietta. Albanese – Freccia AzzurraClub

BFV FEDERATION GAMES – MEN

Top Player for Men in the “A” Grade LEAGUE - North/West is:-

Bernardino. Alcorace – Casa D’Abruzzo Club

Top Player for Men in the “A” Grade LEAGUE - South/East is:-

Santo Cotroneo – Freccia Azzurra Club

Top Player for State League is:-

Dino. Mikolic - Lazio Marche Club

The day completed with the draw of the BFV Annual Fundraiser Raffle, with the winning tickets being:

1st Prize Ticket No. 2262 – winner Tatura

2nd Prize Ticket No. 2167 – winner from Keysborough

3rd Prize Ticket no.1522 – Winner from Morwell

NSW Blues blitz Championships

NSW Blues blitz Championships

ASIA/OCEANIA JUNIOR and UNDER 23 BOCCE (volo) INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2017

Juniors 2017 Players & Officials

The second annual ASIA/OCEANIA JUNIOR and UNDER 23 BOCCE (volo) INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP was again a great success. With China and Japan participating it added an extra level of competition which was relished by the Australian teams from NSW, ACT and Victoria. The highlights were many and varied with the two most high spots being the increased skill level by all players participating this year, and the increased number of Under 14’s that participated. Again this year the NSW team dominated the event winning 12 Gold and 4 silver. It was another SAMSA Stampede, as both Daniel and Nicole stormed through the events winning most of the titles and the medals. They were well supported by NSW  new comers Eva Scoble and Negovan Novakovic making another great Junior championship result for NSW Bocce. 

The Championship was organized by the Bocce Federation of Australia in collaboration with the Victorian Bocce Federation and hosted at the Casa D’Abruzzo  Club Boccedrome, Melbourne over the three days, 7th to 9th April.

The Opening ceremony was well received with Club President Fernando Cardinale, BFA President Raymond Cher,  MP Bronwyn Halfpenny Member for Thomastown,   and BFV President/BFA Secretary Frank Funari along with other local and interstate dignitaries. The traditional bowl throw opening was again fun as the dignitaries all had a go - bowling the bocce closest to the jack(pallino).  

The Friday evening highlight was the annual Friendship Trophy with heat one   between Australia and China in the Rapid Throwing Doubles Relay event. This event is a Progressive Throw in Pairs competition, with Daniel Samsa and Ivan Pepe representing Australia and Xiangyang Jia and Yu Wang   representing China. With China on 2 wins to one, the stage was set for a thrilling event and it did not disappoint.  Australia hit the lead early and then China came back only to have Australia hit the lead again and win with a score for Australia of   30 hits from 50 throw to China with 28 Hits from 51 Throws. With Heat One going to Australia, Japan ( Masakazu Ito & Shunnosuke Kanesake)  was the next team to beat, for Australia to win back the trophy.  This   was played out on Sunday and Australia was in top form again beating   Japan with a score of 23 Hits from 56 Throws to  Japan 20 Hits from 54 Throws.

The three day Bocce Tournament bought together the best junior bocce players from across Australia. Eighteen elite Under18   and Under 23 yeas athletes from ACT, Victoria, New South Wales, as well as the best of the best from China and Japan. It was a shame that both Queensland, and South Australia decided not to participate.  The challenge heading to the 2018 Championships is to ensure that many more Australian juniors from other States participate as Bocce Australia   will be inviting Monaco and Turkey along with China, Japan and other Asian nations.

The Championship consists of the traditional forms of the game, the Singles and the Doubles, the juniors competed in the more spectacular Bowl Throw, Precision Throw, and the Progressive Throw competitions along with the spectacular Rapid Relay Throwing event.

In the Under 23’s - NSW were the stand out team at these championships with 5 titleholders, followed by Victoria with 1 title.   Daniel Samsa (NSW) repeated his last year’s International victory by winning all titles the   Singles,  BowlThrow, Doubles, Single Progressive, Relay Rapid  and runner-up in the Precision Throw. Ivan Pepe was in the medals winning the Precision Totle and 2 runner-ups in the Singles and Single Progressive throw. China were   in the medals  with Chenyi Wang winning the 2 women’s Throw events and a second in the Doubles.

In the Under 18’s – it was the duo from Victoria Felix Janosa and Max Tricarico that were the power team winning 6  titles to Japan 2 and China 2. The Victorian U18 team of Felix, Max and Peter Rossi coached by Angelo Parisi were very competitive as shown in the results.  Peter Rossi was gallant but did  not materialize into a trophy but demonstrated a solid sporting effort in which his team mate Felix publically recognized this by dedicating  his winning Best & Fairest trophy to Peter. China and Japan were very competitive with Japan winning 2 Gold and 5 silver while China managed 1 Gold and 6 silver.

 The Under14’s were full of surprises with ACT, NSW and Victoria all amongst the medals with NSW  new comer Negovan Novakovic winning 3 Gold and a Silver and was supported by Eva Scoble with 2 Gold. In the double relay it was a tussle between NSW (Negovan Novakovic  & Eva Scoble) against Victorian team of (Lucy Janosa & Lexi Tricarico).  Although the Victoria team were competitive   they were out paced by the NSW duo winning every heat including the final with a score of 38 to 56.

The highlight game of the championship was the final of the U14’s singles between ACT’s  Michael Pevere and NSW’s  Negovan Novakovic. It was a close game and with time running out Michael managed to level the scores and it was up to Negovan to try to win back the point. He threw three times narrowly missing the nominated target Bocce. In the end with time up & scores level an extra end was needed to be played. Michael had the opening bowl and he did a magnificent bowl right up next to the jack, not leaving any option but for Negovan to try to throw to displace the bowl. Again it was a case of narrow misses as Negovan lined up & threw – just missing Michael’s Bowl. Second throw and again missed and a third throw again missing by a whisker and with all attempts had the last bowl he bowled and was short leaving Michael’s bowl in tact and winning the title of U14’s Singles championship. Both players were explendatory in their court composure and sportsmanship in one of the best singles games had at this championships.

Congratulations to the coaches for their dedication to having the players reach a good standard in Bocce – Yan Wang – China, Masayuki Okamoto – Japan, David Pevere – ACT, Angelo Parisi – Victoria, and NSW – Jurica Milic.

The Championship was concluded with a splendid presentation on the bocce courts with the winners & runner ups receiving Trophies followed by each player receiving a memento from the club. The Event was organized by the Bocce Federation of Australia in collaboration with Bocce Victoria. Our thanks for the smooth running on this event must go to the TournamentDirector Mary Massena, Event Director Frank Funari, Technical Director Anthony Biancacci, Catering Marcella Giacomin and Gianna Pelligrini, Scorers &  Logistics Linda Zanutta & Rita Fedele, Junior Director Dina Tricarico, Fund Raiser Rosa Rossi, Photography Raymond Cher Graphic Design Marcus Cher and VIP Hospitality Lina Cher.Chief Referee Frank Fava  and assisted with referees  , Joe Maselli, Vanessa Allegretto, Gino Montuoro, Attila Mezzalira, Nello Nerone,  and  Peter Manca. Bocce Australia is appreciative of the organizational support given by the Casa D’Abruzzo club volunteers for this event. We also wish to thank Fernando Cardinale, President of the host Club, for the Casa D’Abruzzo Club’s support in running this most successful Championship. Thanks go to our major sponsors Henty Holdings, Casa D’Abruzzo Club, Australian Sports Commission, Sport & Rec Victoria, Mantra Bell City,  Biviano Fresh Fruit and BonFoods.

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