2022 US Bocce National Championship Results

Open Bocce – A Tournament (Monday 6/20/22)

This event is for advanced “Open Bocce” players and people who have previously won medals in US Bocce National tournaments and are therefore no longer eligible to enter B level competitions. Teams can be all female, all male or mixed. Open Bocce is the modality recognized by the US Bocce Federation that doesn’t have as strict rules as its international sister sport, Punto Raffa Volo.

Gold Medalists: Campo di Bocce Los Gatos (CA) – Alan Knox, Paolo Pro, Ken Gorny and Giovanni Napoli

  • Silver: Bocce Boyz (MA) – Carmine Matarazzo, Matt Shuttleworth, Giuseppe Matarazzo and Mike Anderton
  • Bronze: Highwood #2 (IL) – Andy Zimmerman, Vito Buonsante, Alex Gara and Dante Lovell
  • Bronze: Team Alliance (NY/MA) – Jeff O’Heir, Vince Tersigni, John Burley and Brad Thayer

Women’s Singles – Punto Raffa Volo (Tuesday 6/21/22)

The women’s singles PRV is a qualifier for the 2022 World Championship in Turkey in November.

Gold Medalist: Amy Lazzaretti (IL)

  • Silver: Lauren McDermott (IL)
  • Bronze: Joanne Lopez (CA)
  • Bronze: Margaret Shindelus (CA)

Mixed Doubles – Punto Raffa Volo (Wednesday 6/22/22)

A team consisting of a woman and a man in PRV is another qualifier for the 2022 World Championship.

Gold Medalists: Amy Lazzaretti and Miles Russell (IL)

  • Silver: Pros – Diane Kelley and Paolo Pro (CA)
  • Bronze: SC Rollers – Joanne Lopez and Giovanni Napoli (CA)
  • Bronze: Lauren McDermott and Maurizio Perrelli (IL)

Men’s Doubles – Punto Raffa Volo (Thurs 6/23/22 – Fri 6/24/22)

A team consisting of 2 men playing PRV. The top 2 teams are qualified to represent the USA in the 2022 Men’s Pan Am Championship in Uruguay.

Gold Medalists: Paolo Pro and Alan Knox (CA)

  • Silver: Gordon Gruenes and Danko Dykyj (IL)
  • Bronze: Ken Gorny and Giovanni Napoli (CA)
  • Bronze: Alex Gara and Milan Tomic (IL)

Open Bocce – B Tournament (Sunday 6/26/22)

This event is for competitive teams of people who have not yet won a US Bocce Nationals Medals or players who are fairly new to bocce, however a 4-person team can technically have 1 person who has already won a medal. It’s a way to introduce more novice players to our National Championships’ environment. Teams can be all female, all male or mixed. This year we had an excellent turnout with 10 teams with players from CA, MO, NY, NH, RI and MA and top 4 winners from all those states except NY.

Gold Medalists: Bunco Squad (MA) – Linda Fay, Merle Weber, Lisa Labadini, Carol Demers

  • Silver: In Front (MA) – Joe Gangi, George Plouffe, Russell LaHaise and Jim Sacco,
  • Bronze: Mike and Marianne Schmidt, Jenny and Tony Simone (CA/NH)
  • Bronze: Salsiccia Train (MO/NY) – Alessandro Stravato, Dan Drago, Vince Mancuso and Ron Farotto

Women’s Precision Shooting (Saturday 6/25/22)

Gold Medalist: Emi Fuji (CA)

  • Silver: Laura Bohdan (FL)
  • Bronze: Jolene Kramer (CA)

Men’s Precision Shooting (Saturday 6/25/22)

Gold Medalist: Andy Zimmerman (IL)

  • Silver: Ron Farotto (MO)
  • Bronze: Julian Batula (IL)

Methuen Money Tournament (Fri 6/24/22 – Sat 6/25/22)

This Open Bocce event takes place during the same time as the Nationals; however, it is not associated with the USBF.

1st Place: Bocce Assassins (MA) – George Mancini, Lenny Christopher, Ron Demers, Jim Famolare

  • 2nd Place: Campo di Bocce Los Gatos (CA) – Paolo Pro, Alan Knox, Giovanni Napoli, Ken Gorny
  • 3rd Place: American Bocce Co. (Chicago, IL) – Dave Krone, Vito Buonsante, Milan Tomic and Andy Zimmerman
  • 3rd Place: 10th Legion (RI) – Alfonso Cambio, Lucio Andreozzi, Gaetano Gozzi and Bob Ferraro