HAMMONTON – The fifth annual Italian Fingers Championship was held during the 140th Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival on July 18 at The Garden on the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society grounds.

The 1st Road Gang won in 2011, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society won the following two years, 2012 and 2013, and 1st Road Gang won again in 2014 and this year.

Six teams competed this year. The Championship Round featured 1st Road Gang vs. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society. There was a large turnout for the tournament, and it is expected to continue to grow each year.

There are projected on the IFC traveling compete but the Championship Round will be held at The Garden.

Louis J. Pantalone did something that was never seen during an IFC Championship. Lou took out 12 straight 1st Road Gang members. He was unstoppable. It would be hard doing that to newcomers but to the defending Champs who have more than a combined 200 years of experience. The 1st Road Gang congratulated Lou after the feat.

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