AUSTRALIA heading for the World Bocce Championships

Australia is in with a good chance for the Progressive Throwing title at the World Championships in Bahia Blanca, Argentina. Thirty five countries will be competing for the six titles on offer.


The two athletes to represent Australia are Victorians Santo Pascuzzi Jnr. from Melbourne and Tony Borrelli from Tatura. The selection was made following the National Bocce titles held in Queensland in June.

 Australia’s Santo Pascuzzi is a seasoned international competitor.  He holds the Progressive Throw Oceania record and is looking forward to the challenge of taking on the best in the world! His recent performance at the World Games and his win in this event at the Australian Championships bode well for a finals chance!

 Tony Borrelli was the standout competitor at this year’s Australian Bocce Titles.  It was this performance – with wins in both the Precision Throw and the Bowl/Throw events and runner-up in both the doubles and triples competitions that secured his place in the national team that is to compete in Argentina (Bahia Blanca) during the period 9th-16th November, 2013.

 Tony’s experience at the last World Championships in Feltre Italy in 2011 where he achieved a top 8 ranking in the Doubles Titles along with his stellar performance at home is a great asset to the team   combining the consistent style of Tony and the excitement of Santo’s athletic fast-throw events!

 The Championship is a gruelling contest of six events:-

·         The traditional Singles, Doubles,

·         Bowl and Throw event,

·         Precision Throw at targets,

·         The exhilarating Singles Progressive Throw and the Relay Progressive Throw.

 Coach Frank Fava says that the boys are fit, have trained well and so the plan is to participate in all six championships on offer.

 The top nations to beat are France, Slovenia Italy and home country Argentina!

 Raymond Cher the national bocce president will represent the interests of the Australian bocce membership at the World Bocce Electoral Congress to be convened during the Championships.

Australian contingent: Left to right – Santo Pascuzzi, Frank Fava, Raymond Cher and Anthony Borrelli.  B13-203