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Hunt & Fletcher 2017 Champion of Champions

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Blayne Fletcher and Janet Hunt have finished the year on a high winning the AMF Sharp Champion of Champions.

The nationally ranked tournament concluded on Sunday at AMF Richlands following impressive displays from both bowlers (pictured below).

Fletcher, who won the Sydney Youth Cup in May, finished the ranked event season in stellar form after the Aspley bowler was in second place following qualifying.

With only 16 boys in the field, Fletcher got his line right from the first game, bowling 232 to then back it up with games of 279 and 276.  With 10 games completed, the Australian representative put himself into contention sitting only 29 pins behind tournament leader Michael Murray.

With 11 head to head matches in front of them Fletcher won the opening match to claim the 20 bonus points and see Murray go down to his opponent.  With Fletcher going onto win matches 2, 3 and 4 the Queenslander was in contention for his second title of the year and being named the best male youth bowler in the country.
After winning matches 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11, Fletcher strolled to the podium to be crowned the 2017 Champion of Champions by 113 pins and gain another confidence boost heading into the World Series of Bowling in which he and Michael Murray will compete in this week in the US.  Fellow Queenslanders Sean Bowling and Matt Clague finished in second and third place respectively.

In the girls division, leading youth bowler of 2017 Janet Hunt got off to a slow start in qualifying bowling 183, 151 and 202 in the first 3 games to then bounce back and find her line and power up the leader board in the remaining 7 games.  This fast finish saw Hunt lead the field by 19 pins from Makayla Tritton heading into the match play rounds on Sunday.

With only 7 matches standing in the way of Huntís second national youth title of 2017, the Shellharbour bowler won the first match to then go onto to win matches 4, 5 and 6 and amass a 140 pin lead and win the 2017 title from Tritton in second and Australian representative Emma Williamson in third.

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