The Numb Skulls won the Team, Division 2 event of the 87th Fort Wayne City Bowling Tournament with a total score if 3694 pins. This team event was held at Village Bowl, Quimby Village, on Bluffton Road in January.
I caught up with the winning team on Wednesday night at the North Side Recreation Center (NSRC), 1515 Bartold Street, just across from the Green Frog. The six-lane bowling facility is celebrating its 75th year in Fort Wayne.
The Numb Skulls came in second in the team event last year and this year they climbed into the #1 position by edging out the Heavy Rollers II by 210 pins.
Richard Sarrazin, bowling coach at Bishop Dwenger High School, and long time patron of the NSRC Wednesday night league said the NSCR is the toughest bowling center in Fort Wayne. He felt that the difficult lane conditions that the old bowling alley provides is great practice prior to going into the City Bowling Tournament. Sarrazin explained that the bowling lanes were established in 1932 when a Bowling Alley in Huntington burned down. The parishioners of Precious Blood purchased the charred remains, turned the alley wood over, and re-set it to help offset the cost of building the church. Now, 75 years later, the six-lane bowling establishment is still generating money for the church .
Other winners in the city Tournament were, Doubles Open Division 1, Mark Desch and Barry Lennon 1507 pins, Doubles Regular Division 2, Jules Pequignot and Mark Davis 1570 pins, Singles Division 1 Open, Angela Tackett 795, Singles Division 2 Reg., Thomas Clark 818, Team Open Division 1, Ken Lewis & Company IV 3505, All Events, Michael Sutton 2139, Jeff Dreyfus 2073, and Jerry Gressley 2061.