"Torneo del Cappello"
December 11-12, 2004
The first 'Torneo del Cappello' or 'Hat Tournament' took place last weekend on the beach near Rome, Italy. The teams were selected randomly by pulling names out of a hat, officially 6 pairs teams competed, but by the time the weekend was done 19 players had performed in either the pairs division of the random co-op division which was not judged.
On Saturday the pairs round was won with a very solid round from Stefano and Gregory, with Fernando and Luca placing second and Alessandro and Stefano making the finals by placing third. Just missing the cut was Fabio and Rafa, but they had a chance to play again on Sunday in the B round along with Claudio and Elenora and Mauro and Fabrizia.
The sun was out all weekend and the wind was very light so it didn't matter much that the wind direction was from the land instead of the sea. In the finals Gregory and Stefano couldn't find the magic they had on Saturday allowing Luca and Fernando to capture the title. In the random co-op on Sunday Lorenzo, Alessandro and Tommy (me) fired up for some big moves. Congratulations to all the competitors - and thanks to the weather Gods for allowing us to jam on the beach in December!
2. Fernando Botrugno - Luca Mazzucato
3. Alessandro Damiano - Stefano Brancaleoni
4. Fabio Sanna - Raffaele Pilla
5. Claudio Massaro - Fabrizio De Rossi
6. Mauro Mercuri - Eleonora Imazio
Sunday - Finals
1. Fernando Botrugno - Luca Mazzucato