Linda and Don McPherson
WINE COUNTRY GAMES
Three teams represented the Oakmont Bocce Club in the annual Council on Aging-sponsored Sonoma Wine Country Games on May 31 at the Julliard Park courts in Santa Rosa. The Oakmont Club teams were among 12 entrants from the wine country region.
Congratulations to “3 Guys & A Gal” Cindi Clemence, Jeff Clemence (capo), Fritz Spotleson & Jim Tosio, who won silver medals finishing in second place overall.
Also competing from Oakmont were “Straight Shooters” Barb Lowell, Ann Miller, Jean Reed (capo) & Malcolm Wing and “Go Getters” Don McPherson, Linda McPherson, Barbara Newton (capo) & Geoffrey Newton, who finished in fourth place overall.
With scoring order based on wins, total points scored, and total points against in three matches against three different teams, eight teams entered the championship single elimination round.
The Sonoma County Bocce Club, headquartered in Santa Rosa, which hosted the event for the ninth year.
Oakmont players are already looking forward to entering next year’s competition.
TOURNAMENT & CLUB NEWS
Club members thoroughly enjoyed the first summer Evening Bocce social and open play on June 12
The women-versus-men Battle of the Sexes Tournament was played on June 8. Winners will be announced and pictured in the next Oakmont News.
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 early to reserve a place for the 9:15 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.
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 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.