Bocce: Murano, Geurcio claim Italico bocce title

The East-West Kootenay Bocce Tournament hit the lanes at the West Trail Bocce Sport Facility on Sunday.

The East-West Kootenay Bocce Tournament hit the lanes at the West Trail Bocce Sport Facility on Sunday, as 16 teams from Greater Trail, Castlegar, and Nelson vied for the coveted Italico Bocce trophy.

The full-day event, highlighted by an Italian luncheon courtesy of the Colander and sponsored by Canada Safeway, saw some great matches that culminated in two exciting finals. In the ‘A’ event, the tandem of Warfield’s Joe Guercio and Nick Murano of Castlegar defeated Bruno DeRosa and Leo Ganzini in the ‘A’ final, while Denis Merlo and Don Brandt finished third.

In the ‘B’ event, the unlikely pairing of Richard Faunt and Troy Albo took home top honours as they defeated veteran throwers Joe Bertuzzi and Hans Barth in the final match, while Ron Parisotto and Paul Ferro claimed third spot.