Linda and Don McPherson
A full contingent of 24 players turned out on a beautiful, warm morning for the Independence Day Tournament on Saturday, July 6. Winning teams were Jeff Clemence, Pi’ilani Edwards, Jule Lifschiz, & John Magers; Phil Duda, Steve Edwards, Elaine Foote & Linda McPherson; and Bob Baciocco, Ellie Baciocco, Barb Lowell & Barbara Newton.
Next up is the Let the Good Times Roll Tourney on Saturday, August 3 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.
Following regular play, members enjoyed the Club’s traditional Summer Picnic on July 20 catered by the Oakmont Market with members bringing appetizers, salads and desserts to share.
The Bocce Club hosted Grandparents’ Club Kids Day events on July 24 and 26 at the bocce courts. A full complement of enthusiastic grandchildren, some returning for a third and fourth year, learned and played the game with the help of Bocce Club volunteers.
Mark your calendars: A second summer Evening Bocce members-only social and Club play is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21 at 5:00 p.m. Bring your chairs, a dish to share and beverage of your choice.
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, prior knowledge or experience is 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.
The Club extends special thanks to member Jule Lifschiz for volunteering his time and talents to construct new ball holders for all the courts and to paint all the scoring pegs