Ferrese Brothers win 2017 Title

The Doctor and King Crush cruised to a 4-1 series win over Johnny Applesauce and Crazy Joe Fesi in the 2017 League Championship Series on Friday 4/27, before a capacity crowd at the HHSOI.  The championship is the 7th League Title for the Ferrese Brothers, tying them with Pete Gemmell for the most titles in league history.  Congratulations to the brothers on a remarkable achievement and a fantastic season.

2017 Champions - Ferrese Bros

2017 Champions

2017 Runners Up - Fesi Goff

The Runners Up

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Semifinal Results

Crowd Favorites Fesi and Goff took down the second seeded defending champs, Jeff and Rob 3 games to 1 at the SOI Friday night, 4/13.  The Champs came out with their hair on fire, winning the opener 21-1 and staking themselves to an 11-0 lead in the second, before Coach Pusscakes showed up to give the old guys an expletive filled tongue lashing.  On cue, the geezers woke up and won going away in a comeback that would rival Lazarus.

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Old Guys Looking Tough Under Coach Pusscakes’ Watchful Eye

In Semifinal #2, the Dirty Bird Brothers made short work of the Bird Flu Boys, winning handily in a 3 game sweep, setting up another showdown in the Finals between long time rival teams.  The Finals will be played on Friday 4/27 at 7:30 PM.  Congratulations to both teams on making it to The Finals and best of luck.

Week 12 POTW

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George (Oaken) Ewe and Don (Olaf) Gorecki took down the defending champs of Rob & Jeff on a table reminiscient of the Frozen Tundra Ice Bowl.  The defending champs’ plan of turning off the heat to save money backfired as Oaken & Olaf came dressed to play.  Sporting new silky outfits from the Victoria Secrets Shuffleboard catalog the boys looked smooth and glossy.

George & Don, Oaken & Olaf

In the second match team leader Craig and sub Joe Fesi widened the Ferrese brothers lead in the standings to 3 1/2 games with a sweep over Barber & sub John Goff, who were colder than the weather.  Shuffleboard Times Magazine is investigating rumors that the brothers may actually play a match without a substitute before March.  In the third match Jimmy & Coach K are making a move up the standings with a win over the Greek Island Lesbos team of Pat & Erin.

 The featured match next week will be the first place Ferrese Brothers against Fesi & Goff, who are undefeated in the second half of the season.  Save the date. There may be a commissioners dinner get together this week at Thai Basil in Collingswood.

Remember to support Thai Basil, the proud sponsor of shuffleboard. Try the New Thai Wings & Buffalo Shrimp like the Fesi Family did over the Holidays.

Week 11 Recap

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Andy West and Marc Shapleigh, the “Ghosts of Shuffleboard Past”, came back and swept the Ferrese Brothers in all three games last Friday night.  The West-Shapleigh team never looked better in front of the small holiday crowd.  When the news of their return and victory hit the street there were many doubters but the two Joes witnessed this holiday miracle.

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Shapleigh & West Together Again

In the second match Joe Fesi out walked Joe Barber in three straight games and Rob and “Ghost Berger” took all three games over the Pat and Erin in match three.

Remember to support Thai Basil the proud sponsor of shuffleboard. Try the New Thai Wings & Buffalo Shrimp like the Fesi Family did over the Holidays.

Frank wins Pearl Harbor 25

“The Doctor” aka Frank Ferrese defeated Craig Ferrese in the finals to win his unprecedented 7th Pearl Harbor Tournament Championship in front of an overflow crowd at the HHSOI on Friday evening.  Frank defeated Craig, Glenn and Erin to advance through the winners bracket unscathed.   Craig, in a valiant effort to win his first Pearl Harbor, came tantalizingly close to tasting victory by winning 5 straight games after falling to Frank early.  He beat The Doctor 21-10 in the first game of the final.  In the winner take all second game the score was tied 13-13 before Frank scored the final 8 points of the game to seal the title at 4:17 AM.  Erin “The Virgin” Doyle finished 3rd.  Defending Champ The Commish finished 4th.  Congratulations to THE DOCTOR.

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Frank “The Doctor” Ferrese – Pearl Harbor 25 Champion

 

The tournament entertainment was the best it has ever been in league history featuring a beer soaked karaoke version of “It’s Raining Men” that was performed by The Virgin and Pat “Frosty the Snowman, formerly known as the Ice Man” Wells for a packed house upstairs at Lodge President Cinalli’s Work Holiday Party.  Despite information to the contrary from Johnny Quoits, Peaches was on hand to officiate the proceedings.

Leo Peaches

MISTAKE

 

In other league news the BCS computers have been consulted for our post-tournament Week 10 Ferrese Family rankings:

  1.  The Hitman  29.48 points
  2.  Tom  23.46 points
  3.  The Doctor  13.26 points
  4. Craig  9.75 points

Craig Shucks

Current 3rd and 4th Ranked Ferrese Family Members

 

A full tournament summary complete with fresh gossip from Johnny Quoits will hit the website  later this week.   The Commish personally thanks everyone for playing in his favorite annual event.  A very special thanks goes out to our league sponsor, THAI BASIL RESTAURANT, located in beautiful downtown Collingswood for catering the tournament with a delectable assortment of bang bang chicken wings, shrimp, chicken and dumplings.  The food was AMAZING!