The 2009 White City Bocce tournament went to Mr. Joshua Peck of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Peck defeated Mr. Randy Patton in the final, aided by a very rare feat of scoring two "quattros" in a single game.
"This was for Italy!" Peck said after the match, obviously overcome by the day's grueling competition that saw him out-bowl twenty-three other competitors.
"The Italians invented this wonderful sport of bocce and I was trying to respect them all day long. Standing on such bocce hallowed ground like "The Oaks" was a dream come true."
Peck, who finished fourth in 2008, vowed to return in 2010 to defend his title.
"I'm going to up my training routine to try to win this prestigious tournament back to back."
Seen with Mr. Peck is Mr. John Clark.
(photo by Ms. Sarah Jesse)