Bocce, Raffa flies to Bergamo for the Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio International GP

Raffa’s international activity is also restarting. In Bergamo, at the Federal Technical Center, five nationals will compete for the Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio International Grand Prix from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 November 2021, compared to six a day ago, due to the health emergency that involved the Slovakia: Italy, Austria, San Marino, Switzerland and Hungary. The event was organized by the Bocciofila Orobica Slega, delegated by the Italian Bocce Federation, under the supervision of the European Boccistica Confederation (Cer).

The five mixed national teams will take the field at 9pm on Friday 26 November for the elimination matches, which will continue on the morning of Saturday 27 (from 9). In the afternoon the meetings will continue to define the finalist teams; while, on Sunday 28 November, from 9 to 12, the finals are scheduled. The formula provides for an Italian tournament: each nation will meet the others.

Each match will see the dispute of the following matches, each of which will award two points in case of victory and one in case of a tie, valid for the overall score of the match: Individual male, Individual female, Male couple, Female couple, Mixed couple ( a man and a woman) and Terna Mista (two men and a woman). The matches will end at 12 points, but in any case within the limit of eight plays, at the end of which a draw is also possible.

The winning national team will win the Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio International Grand Prix, the second national team will win the QUBEER Trophy, the third in the standings will be awarded the ASD Orobica Slega International Cup, for the fourth classified the Lombardy Region International Cup. The fifth selection will win the International Cup of the Municipality of Bergamo.

The referee will be Riccardo Antolini, international referee of the AIAB Emilia Romagna, assisted by the international referee Claudio Angeretti, who will be assisted by eight field referees. “Although it is a friendly meeting, it was also important for Raffa to start over with international activity -said Federal President Marco Giunio De Sanctis-. Thanks go to the organizing company, the Orobica Slega, to the European Confederation of Boccistics, to its president Bruno Casarini and to all the staff who collaborated in this event, which will also allow a restart for synthetic bowls. For the international Raffa it will be necessary to work hard to ensure an activity in several countries, given that, at the moment, there are not many countries in which it is practiced, also due to the costs related to the plants “.

“In this event we have the prestigious collaboration with Atalanta Calcio – underlined De Sanctis-. In terms of image, this partnership is important. The Nerazzurri club, which for some years has appeared in the Champions League, has decided to associate its name with the soccer discipline, for us, it is another way to make ourselves known outside ”. “As I always repeat, in fact, we must obtain consensus, make ourselves known and open ourselves to the outside”, concluded De Sanctis.