Bocce Club Winter League Champions

Champions Pallino Huggers team, left to right: Les Markovitz, Bonnie Markovitz, Scott Wilson, Beth Wilson, Polly Jones, Jerry Shiner, and Arlene Tonges

Runner-up Pallino Pals team, left to right: Phil Jelleff, Bernie Kembitzky, John Krapf, and John Burdick. Teammates not pictured are Michelle Kembitzky and Ed Monahan.

Marty Knezovich, SBRBC Competition Director

The SaddleBrooke Ranch Bocce Club (SBRBC) Winter League playoff matches were played on March 4 through 6. Only the top eight teams out of a field of 32 teams qualified for the playoffs. The Pallino Huggers team, captain Arlene Tonges, edged out the Pallino Pals team, captain Bernie Kembitzky, for the championship after an exciting backandforth match. The Spring League started April 8. If you’re interested in playing bocce, an Introduction to Bocce session is open and free to any SBR resident on the first Tuesday of each month. For more information, go to the SBRBC website at