Tony Hamilton.
Tony Hamilton. Contributed

Brisbane bowlers take Classic win

QUEENSLAND'S best bowlers battled it out in Bundaberg for the Rum City Classic as part of Wide Bay competition the Grand Prix Series.

A classy field of 33 entrants came from throughout Queensland to share in more than $4000 in cash and prizes

Brisbane's Tony Hamilton and Shaun Dunn claimed first and second with an average score of 216 and 209 respectively.

The pair each achieved a perfect score of 300 during the competition.

Gympie's Brendan Meads claimed third with an average score of 207.

Bundaberg bowlers to make the cut were Nigel Rice in fourth and Barry Richardson in fifth.

Australian No.2-ranked bowler and defending champion George Frilingos stumbled on the final round to be relegated to eighth place.

Bundy Bowl and Leisure Complex manager Peter McElligott said the tournament had attracted a high level of bowling talent and produced some interesting battles on the lanes.

"It was an excellent competition with some of the highest scores that have ever been bowled in the tournament since its inception more than 20 years ago," he said.

There is $35,000 prizemoney up for grabs in the Grand Prix Series with events in Bundaberg, Maryborough, Caboolture, Gympie and on the Sunshine Coast.



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