Sponsor Testimonials/Cleveland Challenge Cup of Bocce
Congratulations to Vandra Brothers #1 (Highland Hts.) came all the way through the loser's bracket and won two consecutive games against New York Sash to capture the 2012 Cleveland Challenge Cup of Bocce trophy. Congratulations to Pete Melaragno, Bruno Iannetta, Loreto Facchini, and Jorge Moreno.
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|2012 CLEVELAND CHALLENGE CUP OF BOCCE RE-CAP
|August 29, 2012
By Larry Koval
Wickliffe, Ohio…The road to becoming a champion sometimes takes many twists and turns. This year's tournament was no exception, as some familiar names worked their way through the 96-team "meatgrinder" to fight for survival. There is no doubt that the level of competition has been on the rise over the last 3-4 years, as younger, athletic players have started to embrace the sport. Still, there is something to be said for the older, experienced players who have won in the past. That seemed to be the theme at this year's Cleveland Challenge Cup of Bocce: the tug of war between the newer, tournament teams and the older, experienced teams.
|Bocce tournament draws thousands to Wickliffe
| Published in the News-Herald
August 27, 2012
Elizabeth Lundblad [ELundblad@News-Herald.com]
Men and women clad in team colors stared down a dusty alley, eyed up the other team's bocce balls from every angle and then shot their bocce down the track trying to get the best shot next to the pallino, the small white sphere at the other end of the bocce course.
For the 29th year the Italian-American Club of Wickliffe hosted the annual Cleveland Challenge Cup of Bocce sponsored by Pat O'Brien Chevrolet. The tournament welcomed 96 men's teams and 16 women's teams from across the United States and Canada.
|Wickliffe Italian-American Club wins 2012 World Series of Bocce
| July 24, 2012
ROME — The Wickliffe Italian-American Club took first place in the open division of the 2012 World Series of Bocce, which concluded Sunday at the Toccolana Club in Rome.
The Wickliffe, Ohio-based came in first out of 78 teams to win the title.
The runner-ups also hailed from Ohio. Vandra Brothers, from Cleveland, finished second in the open divison.
Ontario’s Neeltran came in third, followed by Phil’s Hair Styling from Somers Point, N.J. Rome teams Mellace’s Legal Eagles and Budwiser tied for fifth.
Rome teams swept the top three spots in the ladies division. Liquor Express took the crown, followed by Franklin Hotel and Uvanni Motors. Utica’s Nicholas Jewlers came in fourth and Mellace’s Lady Angels and Country Kitchen, both from Rome, tied for fifth.
Retrieved from Oneida Daily Dispatch
Thursday, May 23, 2013
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2012 Cleveland Challenge Cup of Bocce Tournament Winners
TOP 16 TEAMS FROM 2012 1. Vandra 1, Highland Hts, OH
2. New York Sash, Newfane, NY
3. Toronto 777, Concord. Ontario
4. Bocce Boys, Mentor, OH
5. Pontelandolfo Club, Waterbury, CT
6. JJ's Lighthouse, Sharon, PA
7. Rome Bud Light, Rome, NY
8. Mayfield, Mayfield Hts, OH
9. A&J Cement, Euclid, OH
10. Club Molisani 9, Chesterland, OH
11. St. Anthony's 1, Poland, OH
12. IMBS 1, Koppel, PA
13. Ciaciaro Bocciofilia 2, Woodbridge, Ontario
14. Mc Clurkin Funeral Home, Girard, OH
15. Adelio's Contracting, Willoughby Hills, OH
16. ABV, Willoughby, OH
LADIES DIVISION - TOP 3 TEAMS 1. IMBS Women - Koppel, PA
2. Bottiglieri's Lawn Care. Niles, OH
3. Romano Gold, Rome, NY
LOSERS TOURNAMENT - TOP 2 TEAMS
1. Forli, Ashtabula, OH
2. Cugini Club, Lewis Center, OH
TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS AND GUESTS- YOU ALL HELP MAKE THIS A GREAT EVENT! SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR! -WICKLIFFE ITALIAN-AMERICAN CLUB MEMBERS
Meeting Dates 2013: March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3
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