Fourteen teams consisting of 4 players each converged at Mill Dam Park in Halesite on Saturday, August 1, 2015 to compete in the Town of Huntington Bocce Tournament at the four new bocce courts located there.
Bocce is an old world sport that combines bowling, marbles and the precision of golf. The sport takes skill as a player tosses a two pound ball down a 76 foot long dirt court. Whether aiming for the pallini (a small white sphere that looks like a cue ball) or trying to bump the opposition's ball out of the way, it certainly is more difficult than it looks.
In the end, first place went to “Team American Bocce Club” (Peter Rabito, Bradlee Thayer, Joe Limandri, Guy Desanti,) second place to “Team Queens” (Tony Lisotta, Grace Anzalone, Josephine Stasio, Vinny Guarnaccia) and third place to “Team Croatia” (Dennis Budinich, Rob Bak, Joey Mezic, Eddie Maricevic.)
For more information about the Town of Huntington Bocce Tournament, please call the Department of Citizen Services at 351-2877.