Cape Gazette

Dogfish hosts fourth annual bocce tournament

Striper Bites wins Delaware Restaurant Association trophy
By Nick Roth | Jun 05, 2013
Photo by: Nick Roth Dogfish Head provided the bocce courts and the beer for the annual DRA tournament.

Milton — Twenty restaurants sent their best bocce players to Dogfish Head in Milton June 3 to compete in the fourth annual Delaware Restaurant Association's Beer, Bocce and Barbecue Tournament.

After rain soaked the area most of the day, the sky cleared up just in time for the competition to begin. When all was said and done, the Striper Bites team lifted the trophy. The Striper Bites team was comprised of owner Matt DiSabatino, Sen. Ernie Lopez (R-Lewes), Brian Seglem and Todd Manning.

The event featured food and drink donated by Dogfish Head Brewery, Southern Wine & Spirits, Abbott’s Grill, Bethany Blues, Kid Shelleen’s and Striper Bites. Live music was provided by Jason Beale and the Dystractions.


DRA Beer, Bocce and BBQ
(Video by: Nick Roth)
Bethany Blues managing partner Kevin Roberts and his team dressed in costume for the competition. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Matt DiSabatino, owner of Striper Bites in Lewes, lines up his shot. The Striper Bites team won this year's competition. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Dogfish's Mark Carter makes a ruling as Shannon Lenartowicz and Paula Brooks of Cool Springs Fish Bar in Dover celebrate their win. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione dressed as Will Ferrell's character Jackie Moon from the movie Semi-Pro. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf feints an overhand throw. Schwartzkopf played with The Starboard team. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Ian Crandall from Kindle and Half Full in Lewes celebrates a good toss. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Brian Seglem from Striper Bites concentrates on his shot. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Sen. Ernie Lopez (R-Lewes) played with the winning Striper Bites team. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Sarah Arsenault from Cool Springs Fish Bar takes her turn on the court. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
The Starboard owner Steve Montgomery enjoys the action on the courts. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Paula Brooks from Cool Springs Fish Bar, dressed as Elvis, takes her shot. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Striper Bites owner Matt DiSabatino celebrates as Dogfish's Mark Carter announces his team's win. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Rep. John Viola (D-Newark) played with The Deer Park Tavern of Newark. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Dogfish's Mark Carter served as a judge for the competition. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
The Striper Bites team navigated through the bracket to win the competition. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Ian Crandall of Kindle and Half Full shares a laugh with Rep. Steve Smyk (R-Milton). (Photo by: Nick Roth)
The fourth annual Delaware Restaurant Association Beer, Bocce and Barbecue Tournament was held at Dogfish Head in Milton June 1. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Rep. Ruth Briggs King (R-Georgetown) played with the Dogfish Head team. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Shannon Lenartowicz, left, and Paula Brooks of Cool Springs Fish Bar in Dover celebrate a great shot. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Nick Degnars from The Starboard team takes a shot. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
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