July 10th & 11th the Paesano Bocce Club hosted the The Northwest Ryder Cup Challenge “Oregon vs Washington” and the 16th Annual Aldo Rossi Tournament.

We had a fantastic Weekend of Bocce. ON Saturday we held the NW Challenge. Oregon vs Washington. We played Ryder Format. The was Doubles, Singles, Then Quads. WA won six in a row in doubles about to win 7 in a row but Butch and Cody came from behind to win 10-9 to stop the streak to end the Doubles . Paul Barasch at the time said that was a pivotal win and he was right as Oregon then won Singles 18-6 . Everybody won a match. So this was a total Oregon win, Thank you for refereeing , setting up , and taking down, and playing. Final Oregon 27, Washington 15.
On Sunday the 16th annual Aldo Rossi tournament was held. $1200 in prize money was at stake. 1st Place Due Famiglie and Doug, (Cody Mason, Mario Pompei, Doug Burchak, Butch Mason) 2nd Place, The Wonders, (Bob Sheffels, Jennifer Sheffels, Gail Denhert, Brian Peterson), 3rd Place, Pallino or Bust, (Phil Schwyhart, Brad Cotton, Rick Cervi, Joachim Creten) 4th Place, The Herry’s, (Pat Henry, Brian Henry, Amanda Henry, Anthony Singleton)

On Wednesday June 30th the Paesano Bocce Club hosted the Tigard / Tualatin High School Upward Bound students.

Forty plus High School students spent the day learning and playing Bocce. There was an Introduction and History of Bocce presented by Mario Pompei, President Paesano Bocce Club. A brief review of the rules of bocce was followed with a demonstration by Dino Gavazza and John Benagni. The group came prepared and already had the 40 students divided into 8 teams. They were divided into two pools of four and pool play began with a Paesano Bocce Club member acting as coach/referee on each of the four court
It was an honor to host these students. Very enthusiastic, energetic, intelligent, sharp and a willingness to learn. They were very cooperative and polite. A great bunch of young adults!
Here are a few pictures from the day!
What is Upward Bound?
“Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.”
Here are a few pictures of the day:

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