Week 8 Recap

The sun was out in full force, but it was bocce heating up the afternoon as season speeds towards a close.

Not everyone gets to see the coolers overflowing with beer so I got a picture.  It looks like a delicious treasure chest!

Not everyone gets to see the coolers overflowing with beer so I got a picture. It looks like a delicious treasure chest!

Sharkey’s noticed a few people melting and donated a couple cases of water which was most appreciated.

In a particularly notable game, first place team Black Jesus went up against the leading individual scorer in the league Justin McLaughlin, and his team Blue Balls. The games were close but the combined strength of Phil Martino and George Christou of Black Jesus was too much, and Black Jesus managed to win all three games.

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Omnipotence is also having a particularly notable season. They beat last year’s runner ups Kentucky Bourbon in all three games, which is a notable accomplishment in itself, but in this case the biggest bit of news is that after eight weeks of bocce Omnipotence has either won all three games or lost all three games in each and every week. Talk about extremes!

Omnipotence is happy they've had more 3-0 weeks than 0-3 weeks.

Omnipotence is happy they’ve had more 3-0 weeks than 0-3 weeks.

Two games everybody should care about are the two bounty games because $100 and $80 prizes were available in each respectively.

In the first bounty game Flailing Weasels protected $100 for the rest of the league and improved their record to an impressive 15-6 by winning all three games against Knights of the Round Ball. They also ensured that next week will have an all time record bounty of $120 on the line!!!!

Flailing Weasels ensure we will have a record $120 bounty next week!

Flailing Weasels ensure we will have a record $120 bounty next week!

The second bounty game was a tough one as Beauty and the Beast went up against last year’s champions Mark & Robb. Mark & Robb were able to win the game and the $80, leaving only a $20 bounty on the line for next week.

Mark & Robb win a huge $80 bounty!

Mark & Robb win a huge $80 bounty!

20 Point Club

Paul Colabufo of Breakfast of Champions lead the scoring with 24 points.

Bill LaBrake of Eazy Duz It continued his hot play with 23 points.

Nick Pascarella of The Mary Janes and Sherri Walakis of Blonde Bocce Bitches each had 21 points.

Tim Maynard of Amerika’z Least Wanted and Pat Pascarella of Under My Ella each had 20 points.

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5 Bocce Club

Greg Griffo of Los Moppines takes over the overall season bocce lead with a huge 11 bocce day, leading the way in a week that saw more bocces than any other.

Mike Geiss of Mike & Mike was not far behind with 10 bocces.

Jim “Hammer” McCarthy of Beer United dusted off some of his old bocce skills and put up 9 bocces.

Jeff Weiner of Steal Your Face continued to put up a lot of bocces with 8.

Scott Mead of Big LeBocce, Kim Pomeroy of Blonde Bocce Bitches, and Paul Colabufo of Breakfast of Champions each had 7 bocces.

Allison Bodine of Double A’s, Dan Butler of Ball Don’t Lie, and Kevin Currerri of Some Innuendo each had 6 bocces.

Nick Pascarella of The Mary Janes, Ambrogio Santaguida of Arriana’s Angels, Justin McLaughlin of Blue Balls, Phil Martino of Black Jesus, Julie Gilbert of Some Innuendo, Andy Ingalls of Amerika’z Most Wanted, Don Adamczyk of Omnipotence, and Bobby Lupi of Bocce Against the Machine all had 5 bocces on the day.

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Multiple Ace Club

Sean Flynn of Blue Balls and John Alberichi of Sauce & Sand lead the way with 3 Aces a piece.

Mark Hoxie of 4 Balls Between Us, George Christou of Black Jesus, Phil Martino of Black Jesus, Allison Bodine of Double A’s, Tim Maynard of Amerika’z Least Wanted, Jessica Blake of Twinning, Matt Foster of Ralph Bocce-O, Scott Rau of Eazy Duz It, Colin Donahoe of Droppin Balls, Mickey Morey of Stealth Fox 3, Sandy Colabufo of Omnipotence, and Chris Clearey of I Shaved My Balls For This? all had 2 Aces.

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An extra special thank you to Rob Mead for doing some math and figuring out who is scoring the most points per game so far this season. Here is the leader board he came up with. Congrats to everyone on it!

1) Billy LaBrake – Eazy Duz It – 19.67
2) Paul Colabufo – Breakfast of Champions – 19.29
3) Justin McGlaughlan – Blue Balls – 17.62
4) Joe Lacelle – Stealth Fox 3 – 17.12
5) Phil Martino – Black Jesus – 17.00
6) Angelo Isgro – Kiss My Ace – 16.88
7) Rob Mead – Puzzles – 16.86
8) George Christou – Black Jesus – 16.43
9) Robb Jones – Mark & Robb – 16.38
10) Scott Popp – Two Balls On Your Ace – 16.13
11) Becky Szantai – Ball & Chain – 15.75
t 12) Chris Christou – Beauty and the Beast – 15.71
t 12) Oscar Ordonio – Conquistadors – 15.71
14) Chris Devins – Let the Big Dogs Eat – 15.67
t 15) Frank Demauro – Utter Debocce – 15.57
t 15) Brett Okon – Mission Imbocceball – 15.57
t 17) James Whipple – Whipple & John – 15.43
t 17) Ed Burgsbaken – VR 46 – 15.43
19) Jake Schatz – Ball Don’t Lie – 15.33
t 20) Allison Bodine – Double A’s – 15.25
t 20) Andy Ingalls – Amerikaz Least Wanted – 15.25
t 22) Eric Szantai – Ball & Chain – 15.13
t 22) Tim Maynard – Amerikaz Least Wanted – 15.13
24) Brian Mullane – Los Moppines – 15.11
25) Guy Pirraino – One Eyed Fish – 15.00