Harvey to host contest

Harvey-Waroona Reporter
Cosi Figliomeni watches Daniel Italiano teach 17-year-old boys Jonathon Ietto and Anthony Vitalone how to play Briscola in preparation for the upcoming tournament.
Camera IconCosi Figliomeni watches Daniel Italiano teach 17-year-old boys Jonathon Ietto and Anthony Vitalone how to play Briscola in preparation for the upcoming tournament. Credit: Nicolette Barbas

A tournament to celebrate one of Italy’s most popular card games is being held in Harvey this weekend.

Perth-based clubs Figli Di Calabria and the WA Calabrese Association are bringing their annual briscola tournament to the South West for the first time.

Event co-organiser and member of member of the WA Calabrese Association Daniel Italiano said the tournament was expected to bring in more than 15 teams from Perth.

“So far we have 10 to 12 teams from the South West registered to compete and about 16 coming up from Perth,” Mr Italiano said.

“I think it’s great for Harvey to be able to host an event like this that brings people in and involves the community.”

The Italian card game consists of 40 cards divided into four suits of coins, swords, cups and clubs.

To win a game, a player must accumulate more points than the opponent.

Donations from Harvey businesses will see the winning pair take home $500 and runners-up share $100.

“The tournament is all about having fun and showcasing some Italian culture,” Mr Italiano said.

“It’s just a small part of our Italian traditions which I believe are important for the new generation to continue on.”

The event will be held at the Harvey Town Hall this Sunday from 11am.

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