(Story by Joe Quartarone)
Guy DeSantis, who is the president of the USBF East Coast and heads up the Yonkers/Mount Vernon Bocce Club NY, tells me that the 2022/2023 winter bocce league is under way. They have about 60 players who are all members of the USBF. Some members marched in their local Columbus Day Parade and the next week they received several inquiries from interested new players.
For several summers, Guy has run a Bocce league at the Antonio Meucci Sons of Italy Lodge in Westchester, NY. This year the group turned it up a notch with 103 people participating Monday through Thursday nights on the one court at the lodge. As a bonus, 16 Sons of Italy players enjoyed it so much that they joined the Mount Vernon/Yonkers winter league that is only 15 minutes away. A few younger New York guys are being trained this winter by Guy and other players in the club.
They will take their new skills to the Las Vegas National Tournament run by Guy and Frank DeSantis. Jack Bilancia and Mike Pennino provide tremendous help as well with the yearly event that will host (80) 3 person teams in March 2023.