Saturday, Aug 6th: The Pitches @ Knight Rd.
The 3rd Annual Boccé Bash presented by Flip Flop Shops took place Saturday afternoon at the boccé pitches at Knight Road. Twenty-four teams of two arrived seeking to capture the coveted Boccé Bash Cup. Last year, teams battled the elements with the finals played in driving rain under cover of darkness. Fortunately, the weather gods were on our side this year and the only concern was running out of sunscreen.
Four pools of six teams commenced round robin play in mid-afternoon. As summer came late this year, the pitches were in prime condition, green and lush, a perfect firmness for those rolling balls. Competition was fierce with wiley boccé veterans outpacing many of the newbies.
Following pool place and a well-deserved meal break, playoffs commenced with the top two teams in each pool advancing to the finals. Heated play saw TEAM PRG (Colin Cunningham, Tim Davies) versus LOVE YOU LONG TIME (Tony Gibson, Russ McLean) in one semi while defending champions PALLINO NECKLACE (Lucien Bellamy, Ton Trieu) battled THE CLANSMEN (Steve Blacklock, Steve Andersen). PRG and THE CLANSMEN ended up in a tie for 3rd while LOVE YOU LONG TIME defeated PALLINO in a hotly contested final.
Special thanks go out to our sponsors; Flip Flop Shops, Ben Davies Financial Planning, Blackfin Pub, Coastal Physiotherapy, Budget Brake and Muffler, Gordon Hearing Services, The Head Shed and Grant Floors and Interiors.
Stay tuned next summer for details of the 4th Annual Boccé Bash!