The enthusiasm of the crowd that assembled to watch the final four matches was equal to the dedication of the players. Many of the favorite benches filled early, but there was plenty of room for all the spectators. Newcomers kind of knew that the onlookers were bocce players too and truly appreciated the spectacle of skill on display. Watching bocce is fun!
Of the many couples who began the journey, one couple would be left standing from the final four. It took a combination of skill and luck, the right attitude, and a natural bent toward good sportsmanship to stand up under the pressure. In the end, after a hard-fought final game, Monterey’s bocce population was satisfied and smiling at the outcome.