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The late Ray Mariucci would have been proud of the Dickinson Area Bocce Association’s efforts in running the Michigan Open state tournament.

The DABA founder could be a stickler for things, but tourney co-directors John Gaudette and Mike Constantini along with dedicated volunteers ran a great tournament.

As Gaudette noted, “The longest day in sports took on a new meaning.”

I consider the U.P. Track & Field Finals at Kingsford as the longest day in sports, but the bocce tourney went from 7 in the morning to 8:30 at night.

Gaudette said Ray would be proud of:

“We had teams from four different areas of the state, truly making this a state tournament … We had teen-agers and people in their nineties, showing this is a game for people of all ages … We had four women players, proving it is not just a game for the guys … We had five people in their twenties and two first-year players, fulfilling Ray’s dream of growing the sport.”

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