Bocce renaissance - Sons of Italy hosts tournament, sees growth of sport in area

Aug 31, 2016 780

The Sons of Italy chapter in Ashtabula finds itself in the middle of a triangle — a bocce triangle, that is. A sport that originated in Italy, bocce has a solid following in northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania among other places, with the Cleveland, Youngstown and Erie areas all producing competitive leagues and tournaments. When those teams want to meet to play, Ashtabula is right there.

The Ashtabula Sons of Italy chapter has proven to be willing to oblige those players, as they hosted the 10th annual Warren Andrews Bocce Tournament on Saturday. Of the 18 teams that participated, only six consisted of Ashtabula County teams, meaning the rest made the trek on either Interstate 90 or state Route 11 to come into Ashtabula.

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