Monday, October 19, 2009

2009 Champion

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)

1 comment:

  1. A protest has been filed with the World Bocce League and the US Bocce Federation to disallow the results of the 2009 WCB tournament. The tourney was conducted in violation of USBF Rule 28(b)i-Selective Disenfranchisement (The Guissepi Garabaldi rule in Italy). Rule 28(b)i clearly states that " no tournament shall be scheduled unless both the previous champion and runner-up shall be present to defend those titles." Tourney organizers found the 2008 runner-up ("The Hammer")convienently out of the country and hastily organized the tourney to disenfranchise him and intall inferior talent with the crown.