Western Sector 2022 National Tournament Results

(Article submitted by Alan Knox)

Approximately 20 competitors from the USFB Western Sector traveled to the Boston area to participate in the 2022 National Tournament held in Methuen’s excellent Sons of Italy Bocce facility. Under normal conditions we would post award winners’ pictures from the post tournament banquet. However this was the year of Covid, with several players testing positive on final day of competition and missing banquet. It was disappointing to miss the banquet for many reasons but most importantly to say goodbye to our gracious host and to all our friends, we hope to see next year in Chicago.  

The Western Sector medal winners sponsored by Campo di Bocce in Los Gatos, CA.

From left to right: Ken Gorny, Bronze in PRV Doubles, Gold in Open, Giovanni Napoli, Gold in Open, Bronze in Mixed Doubles, and Bronze in PRV Doubles. Alan Knox, Gold in Open and Gold in PRV Doubles. Paolo Pro, Gold in Open, Gold in Mixed Doubles and Gold in PRV. 
Joanne Lopez, Bronze in Mixed PRV Doubles and Bronze in PRV Singles. Giovanni Napoli, see above. 
Above: Alan Knox and Paolo Pro. Little did we know, the men’s PRV Doubles was a qualifying event for the Pan American Games in Uruguay, this November. Our partners in the tournament are Gordon Gruenes and Jorge Moreno. Also qualifying but unable to attend is Danko Dykyi. All three players are from the Highwood Bocce Club in Chicago area. Not sponsored by Campo di Bocce, but also representing the Western Sector:  Emi Fuji, Gold Medal Precision Shooting; Margaret Shindelus, Bronze Medal Women’s Singles PRV.

Additional Western Sector players making the trip include: Cynthia Dzendzel, Ursula Hansen, Collen Randazzo, Lisa Watson, Tony Randazzo, Jean Godin, Michael Mathis, Dario Bernardi, and Natalina Bernardi.