The Tressette and Briscola League
The league is played on Monday nights in the lounge twice a year in the winter starting in October and ending just before Christmas and in the spring from March to the middle of May. The league started in 2003 from an idea by Tony Rosati, Mike Natale, Joe D’Ippolito, Guido Mazzarelli and Dominc Rondinelli. Tony Rosati formed a committee (Joe Ingribelli, Carlo Mauro, Arturo Miresse, and Bruno DeMarchi) that picked Monday nights because it was as slow night in the lounge. At the end of each session the members have a banquet so they can spend some time together and have a few laughs.
The winners of the first session were Luigi Stallone and Jack Potalivo. Other winners have includedLuigi DiRisio/Luciano Carbone, Luigi Colavecchia/Sam DiCarlo, Joe Ciampa/Frank Mastroianni,Tony Bove/John Provenzano, Joe Bove/Nick Radice, Frank Elia/Vince Notarianni, John Romanelli/Tony Sacco, Geppino Calabrese/Sam Caicco, Luciano Carbone/Pietro Salfi and Domenic Parlatore/Vince Marone.
Winners of recent sessions include:
- 2010: Victor Paone & Victor Pietrangelo
- 2011 (first session): Victor Menechella & Tony Cardone
- 2011 (second session): Frank Di Folco and Filippo Mancuso
- 2012 (first session): Arduino Rossi & Joe Ciampa
- 2012 (second session): Joe Quiquero & Frank Basilone
- 2013 (first session): Mike DiLalla & Joe Rosati
- 2013 (second session): Vince Marone & Frank Nicoletta
- 2014 (first session): Vince Marone & Frank Nicoletta
There are 3 bocce leagues played at Club Italia. There is a Monday night Mixed Couples league, a Tuesday night Ladies league, and a Ladies Wednesday league. The other nights of the week, Club Italia’s bocce lanes can be used by all other Club members.