Category Archives: Podcast

Dan Murphy – 2014 ICBA President’s Cup Recipient


In perhaps what is our highest profile interview yet, Kyle Bruce and Frank DeLuca sit down with Dan Murphy, ICBA HOF Inductee and Preseident’s Cup Award winner on the approach at Boutwell’s Bowl in Concord, NH. Spanning an entire career, Murphy has done it all from competitive appearances on the children’s show “Winning Pins” and Channel 5’s “Candlepin Bowling” to hosting iconic shows such as NESN’s “Big Shot Bowling” with Bob Fouracre and “Candlepin Stars and Strikes” on WNDS with Doug Brown. Dan Murphy was inducted into the ICBA’s Hall of Fame in 1999 for Competitive Ability, and also received the President’s Cup in the 2014 induction ceremony. Similar to a Lifetime Achievement award, this honor immortalizes Murphy’s lifelong dedication to the sport of Candlepin bowling as a proprietor, competitor, instructor, and foremost proponent of the game. After attending his long-running Candlepin Instrcutor’s School, Dan gave the Alley Chat crew the unique opportunity to sit down with him one on one.

Alley Chat Classics is Now Live!

Alley Chat is Proud to Announce the Launch of Alley Chat Classics!

We’ve all reminisced about Channel 5’s Candlepin Bowling, Candlepin Stars & Strikes, and even some of the more obscure Candlepin television shows like Bay State Bowling and Big Shot Bowling. Now, with the help of several contributors, Alley Chat is able to present those memories in digital form!

Alley Chat’s YouTube Channel will now be featuring a sub-channel that will play host to the Candlepin Bowling shows of old, all digitally reformatted to fit your modern High Definition display! So far, we’ve received footage from people like Nick Norcross, Jeremy Seaholm, and Jeff Surette that include legendary Candlepin Classics on Channel 5, WNDS Stars & Strikes, Big Shot Bowling, and even some old World Invitational Team Tournament amateur footage.Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!If you’d like to be a contributor, please email FrankFace. We will gladly accept anyfootage (this includes still photography), and we are fully capable of converting analog footage, so if you have old VHS tapes, please don’t let that stop you from emailing us!

To kick off, we bring you the entire 1989 MBA State Championship Series. This 7-part series was presented specially by Candlepin Doubles with Brian Leary, and features some very exciting matchups!

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Alley Chat – Episode 021

We are back from the Worlds! Congratulations to Kingswood Mooseheads to bringing the trophy home! Kyle and FrankFace had the honor of calling the final match of the biggest stage of Candlepin Bowling between Kingswood and Lucky worldsCandlepinLOGO_2015_ICC_dateStrike of Lynn, MA. We are in the process of cutting the match together because we got some multicam action. In the meantime, we sat down with one of the Candlepin GREATS, Bobby Whitcomb. Whitcomb, 49, has acquired many titles over the years, including winning Ray’s Easter Classic, winning the World Invitational Tournament, and making many TV appearances over the years. Please enjoy this fantastic interview with future H.O.F. Bob Whitcomb of Halifax, MA!

Alley Chat – Episode 020


Wamesit Lanes – Candlepin Side

Alley Chat Episode 020 features our good friend and special guest Jeff Surette! Fresh off of a Pro Series victory at Ryan Family Amusements in Millis, MA, Jeff talks to us about bowling in the 2015 ICBA Tournament of Champions. Also, he gives us a sneak peek at the new Bowling Center in Tewksbury,

WamesitMA Wamesit Lanes! Wamesit features 12 Candlepin Lanes, a restaraunt, and enormous arcade and more! We also have some exclusive photos that can be seen only here on Alley Chat’s website! Wamesit Lanes will be an ICBA House, and they are projected to open on November 9, 2015. This episode also includes discussion about the 2015 Men’s World Invitational Tournament and Kyle Bruce’s recap of Week 5 of the Friday Pro League. Be sure to check it out and subscribe to the RSS feed!


Alley Chat – Episode 019

Alley Chat is BACK with “Season 2.0”! The 2015-2016 Candlepin Bowling Season has begun, and we’re back with the best analysis in the game from FrankFace, Kyle Bruce, and Rich Limone. Tune in to Episode number 19 as we cover the first Pro Series event out of Lucky Strike Lanes in Lynn, MA, first round of competition of the Classic Candlepins Tournament of Champions, Week 1 of the Friday Pro League, and a discussion of why we became ICBA.

That’s right! Alley Chat is now officially an Associate Member of the International Candlepin Bowling Association!

Alley Chat – Episode 018

Alley Chat is BACK with a Friday Pro League Captains’ Meeting Preview. FrankFace, Kyle, and Rich got together for a summer session of recording and talked about rumors that have been circulating throughout the Candlepin Pro Circuit! Tune in to this one, there are some good ideas flying around!

Alley Chat – Episode 015

The episode you’ve all been waiting for! Liz Moore, the Executive Director of the International Candlepin Bowling Association was kind enough to join us for an interview in our Alley Chat Studio @ FrankFace HQ! Liz talks about how she came into the bowling industry, her goals as Executive Director, and answers listener questions submitted by you! Sit tight for this one, its a great episode! Get comfy, because this is a long episode!

Alley Chat – Episode 014

In this episode we speak with Dennis Nuzzo, captain of the Friday NIght Pro League Team Malden 2 and host of the YouTube Candlepin Bowling Show King of the Palace. Unique in it’s own right, King of the Palace is the only televised series that offers a handicap to bowlers. After the interview, stay tuned for commentary from FrankFace and Kyle Bruce.