COOMA Bocce Club hosted the Tonini cup earlier than usual this year for the purpose of assisting Daniel Pevere in raising funds to travel to Monoco and Cherici in Italy to represent Australia in this years World junior Bocce Champion ships.
The Tonini Cup has been sponsored by the clubs most passionate and generous club Member, Mr Beppi Tonini.
This competition was established for the purpose of combining all levels of bocce playing abilities into mixed teams, from the most experienced to beginners, young and old. Teams are simply made up from names drawn from the hat at random. Winners and place getters receive gifts donated by The Tonini Family.
Third and Second place was decided on points for and against due to both teams having won two games and lost two games. Third place getters in this years competition was the team of Maureen D'Amico, Micheal Schenker and David Pevere, who only by a mere seven points missed out on second. Runners up where Magherita Zasso, Daniel Pevere and Beppi Tonini. On paper this team looked favourite to take out the comp. Winners on the day where Maria Roncelli, Antonino Germun and Loris Stefani. Although they were the most consistent on the day it wasn't without some luck in their third game which saw them scrape through by two points and aided by a bad tactical error by the opposing team. Then a drop of the guard in the last game saw them suffer a convincing defeat. None the less they had done the business on the day and came out triumphant.
As usual a tremendous meal was cooked up by Beppi and helpers and a feast was had by players and guests. Daniel thanked everyone for attending and supporting his efforts and wished them all the best for the day. Many thanks go to Beppi and Committee for a great day and to all who attended.
Members and guests are reminded that on August 10 a social competition day will be held at Queanbeyan in aid to raise more funds for Daniels journey. If interested in attending please contact David on 0428911095 to arrange travel. Also August 17 a Spaghetti lunch will be held for all to attend also to Raise funds to help Daniel and Eileen on their way.