Bocce, in Arezzo a great sporting party with 416 athletes competing, awarded eight tricolor titles

Great sport party in Arezzo for the Italian Championships in categories B and C, male and female, organized by the Fib Toscana with the Asd Bocce Arezzo and the patronage of the Municipality of Arezzo and the Tuscany Region. In the Arezzo capital, at the end of two very intense days of competitions, eight titles in the categories of Sport were awarded for all of Raffa. 416 athletes arrived in Tuscany from all over Italy for the race weekend.

In addition to their 80 referees, managers and accompanying persons for a total of a thousand presences throughout the Tuscan territory, and in Arezzo in particular, from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 November 2021. The event started already on Wednesday 24 with the press conference for presentation in the Municipality of Arezzo, to continue Thursday with the Conference “Sport as an educational and sporting path for young people: the Bocce experience” and the Paralympic competition in which 50 athletes with disabilities took part. The final day crowned the winners, in the presence of the president of the Italian Bocce Federation, Marco Giunio De Sanctis, the number one of the FIB Toscana, Giancarlo Gosti, and various other political and sporting institutions in the area.

In category B the individual titles went to Serena Benedetti of the Flaminio Roma in the women’s and to the Salerno Alessandro Esposito of the Comunale Pagani San Raffaele in the men’s, who respectively defeated the Marches Franca Castricini of the Porto Potenza Picena and the Potentinian Donato Antonio Acucella of the Rionerese. The champion couple of Italy is made up of Giacomo Alberici and Michele Ambrogiani of the Ookos Fossombrone (Pesaro Urbino) from the Marche region; second place for Gianluca Grimaldi and Fabrizio Citro of San Gaetano (Salerno). The winning triad is the Neapolitan one of San Felice Raffaele Arianna, Nicola Annunziata and Ferdinando Giugliano, who defeated the one composed by Fabrizio Canovi, Davide Bortolani and Antonio Vitali of the Cavallino di Modena.

In category C the individual female title went to Luisa Filabbi from Perugia of Sant’Angelo Montegrillo, who won the final among youngsters against Ilaria Treccani from Arcos Brescia. Among the men success for Andrea Bardonali of Fortitudo Roma, winning over Reggio Paolo Pavarini of Scandianese. The couple’s tricolor went to ABC Castelpetroso from Molise, Carmine Rainone and Attilio Notte, who defeated Modena’s Fioranese Stefano Lori and Silvano Ricci. The winning triad was that of the City of Rieti, composed of Maurizio Imperatori, Fabrizio Onofri and Franco Petrongari, who beat Berardino Tarquini, Secondino Mariani and Gianluca Scimia of Virtus L’Aquila. To direct the event, Antonio Dello Iacovo, national referee of AIAB Campania.

“I wanted to be present at the Italian Championships of category B and C, an important event in an intense period of events and demonstrations – in the words of the president of the FIB, Marco Giunio De Sanctis, who arrived in Arezzo from Bergamo, where the Meeting was underway International Gran Premio Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio – In Arezzo, a city that has a welcoming facility, we have worked well with FIB Toscana, ASD Bocce Arezzo and the municipal administration for the excellent success of the tricolor competition, which concerns most of the our members. Also on this occasion the FIB proved to be an active and healthy Federation. The winners are a mix of both younger and more experienced players. The latter is a characteristic of our sports movement, which allows athletes of different generations to compete at a competitive level. We are returning from many events of the various specialties and, traveling around Italy, I can say how Federbocce has a great future ahead of us “.

“It was an intense and demanding event that gave us the satisfaction of showing the beautiful spectacle of our discipline with so many excellent players from all over Italy; that of involving a large part of the companies and fields of Tuscany, who responded presently – the comment of the president of FIB Tuscany, Giancarlo Gosti-. The synergy with the Municipality of Arezzo and the Bocce Arezzo company was excellent, to which our heartfelt thanks go. We showed both the sporting and competitive side and the promotional side of the bowling sport discipline “.