Nelson hosts 27th Bocce tournament

Bepe Bertuzzi was a first place finisher at this year’s event. - Frances Nicolson photo
Bepe Bertuzzi was a first place finisher at this year’s event.
— image credit: Frances Nicolson photo

On Sunday July 20 the Nelson  Italian Canadian Society played host to Bocce players from Nelson, Trail and Cranbrook. Thirty men and women vied for the title in the 27th annual event held at Nelson’s Lakeside Park.

The team of Hans Barth (Harrop) and Bepe Bertuzzi (Trail) took first place in the A Division. This was a big improvement on their second place finish in B division the previous week in Cranbrook.

Armando Savarin and Terry Tagami of Nelson were second and the grandfather/ grandson team of Eugedio and Jayden Maida of Nelson were third.

In the B Division, first place went to Joe Szabo and Guido Babuin (Trail), second place went to Nick Murano and Joe Geurcio (Trail), while Cranbrook’s Joe Sacino and Vince Toteda finished third.

The club also served an appetizing lunch of pasta, homemade Italian sausage, roast chicken and salad to all the players and members.

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