(submitted by Danny Passaglia, USBF President)
Hello USBF Members!
2022 has started off with a bang! Bocce tournaments are being held all across the USA from Florida to California. I would like to thank everyone for their support and welcome all the new members and Clubs.
Our National event has returned to its usual month and will be held again at the Methuen Sons of Italy Club near Boston, MA. Currently, the World Championship is scheduled for early November in Turkey. The USBF follows the format set by CBI and this year there are several modalities we will be qualifying players for. It is very important for our federation to have a great turnout and send the best players we have to represent not only the USBF but the USA! All the qualifying events are listed on our website as well as all the information you will need to make it an enjoyable week.
There is also an International event taking place at the Palazzo di Bocce in Lake Orion, Michigan this July. It will feature 16 Doubles teams from all over the World. It is an invitation only tournament and this is the second time it will be played. The current champions are from Italy represented by Mirko Savoretti and Emiliano Benedetti. If you are in the area it is a great weekend for spectators.
Other tournaments are being held in Wickliffe and Kettering, Ohio, along with Racine, Wisconsin as well as the World Games in Birmingham, Alabama.
I personally want to wish everyone a great bocce season full of exciting games and fun.
The USBF has been working diligently to improve or eliminate many issues that have
plagued us for several years. A very special thank you to Laura, Marsha, Nancy, Joe and
Ken for their hard work and sacrifices. Again thanks for the support and I hope to see
many of you in Methuen! Stay healthy and safe.