Linda and Don McPherson
Twenty-three players turned out on a beautiful, warm morning for the women-versus-men Battle of the Sexes Tournament on Saturday, June 8. Two men’s teams and one women’s team were victorious in hard-fought matches. Winning teams were Bob Baciocco, Phil Duda, & Geoffrey Newton; Jeff Clemence, Gordon Freedman, Charlie Huff & Don McPherson; and Cindi Clemence, Elaine Foote, Linda McPherson & Betty Van Voorhis.
Next up is the Independence Day Tourney on Saturday, July 6 at 9:30 a.m. Tournaments are limited to the first 24 participants to secure a tag, so be sure to get to the courts at least 15 minutes early to reserve a place for the chip draw.
Mark your calendars: The annual Bocce Club Picnic will be held on Saturday, July 20 with play at 9:30 followed by the picnic at the West Rec. picnic area at noon. There will be no Club play on Wednesday, July 24 and Friday, July 26 since Club members will be volunteer bocce instructors and scorers for the annual Grandparents’ Club Kids Week activities beginning at 10 AM each day.
All three West Rec. Center bocce courts are reserved for club play Monday through Saturday beginning at 9:30 a.m. and continuing until all games are completed. Players are reminded to arrive early for the teams and court chip draw and also to return all umbrellas to their “down” position, restore scoring pegs to their pre-game position, and lock the shed securely after play.
New players and prospective players interested in learning about the game are always welcome during daily play. No personal equipment or prior knowledge or experience are required and you’ll be on the court right away — we’ll be happy to show you the fundamentals and introduce you to the fun of bocce