The Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon, at their annual “Community Days” took time out to compete in the Bocce Ball Tournament. Interestingly, this game was once the most popular game in the world! The basic aim of the game is to get your ball closest to the “jack” at the end of four balls per team. The game drew 18 contestants this year and a huge gallery of spectators! The champions, at the end of the double elimination tournament were Sister Juanita Villareal and Sister Michael Francine.
2013 Bocce Ball Champions Sister Juanita and Sister Michael Francine!
Finals teams best two out of three Sister John Therese and team mate Sr. Maryann Giesel vs Sister Juanita and Sister Michael Francine
Sister John Therese Miller shows her form
Sister Maryann Giesel takes her turn
Sister Michael Francine showing some enthusiasm
Candidate Anna Nguyen
Sr. Barbara Rose Sohler
Sister Diana Jean (2012 Champion)
Sr. Theresa Lan and Sr. Anne Vandecovering
spectators and “non-winners” 🙂
Sister Adele Marie Altenhofen takes her turn
Sister Maryann and Sister John Therese win another game
Sister Barbara Rose gets ready
She talks to the ball
Sister Juana gives it a try
Sister Lawdean shows some ability
Serious Sr. Rosina
Sister Julie competes
Spectators and participats
Competitive, Sr. Charlene gives it her best.
Sister Krista and Sister Alison await their turn