Salute! Annex Club Marks 80 Years With Bocce, Bingo, & Beer

Jun 05, 2018 759


Mike Crisafi leaned in, took the measure of the distance down the 34-by-six foot bocce court,  and then let his red ball roll toward the smaller yellow “bullet” ball, or pallino. If he and his three teammates rolled theirs closer to the pallino than the closest ball of the opposition, they each got a point in the frame.

Change sides of the court, roll again, and the first team to get to 16 points wins the game. In the end,  93-year-old Crisafi and his team prevailed over the younger men playing with Bobby Astorino. “He’s the oldest member, and he beat me,” Astorino conceded.

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