Jeanette Baker

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Jeanette Baker
Medal record
Women's bowling
Competitor for  Australia
World Senior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Las Vegas Fours [1]

Jeanette Baker-Flynn (born 22 April 1955[2]) is an Australian ten-pin bowler. She is the first Australian to win a World Tenpin Championship. She Won the AMF World Cup in 1982 in Scheveningen in the Netherlands and for a second time in 1983 in Mexico City,[3] making her the only athlete to win back-to-back AMF World Cup titles ever. She won both titles from top seed.

Following her victory in Scheveningen, Baker took an office job with AMF in Australia. The Australian Tenpin Bowling Congress took notice, saying that the paid employment with a bowling company made Baker a "professional". This complaint was lodged in the days of "pure" amateurism, but an appeal to the Federation Internationale des Quilleurs, bowling's international governing body, restored Baker's amateur status but not before she had missed out on the 1983 FIQ World Championships.[4]

Baker was named the World Bowling Writers Female Bowler of the Year in 1982 and elected to the (WBW) International Bowling Hall of Fame in 1994.[5]


  1. ^ World Senior Championships 2013 - Women Team of Four
  2. ^ "Baker, Jeanette". World Tenpin Bowling Association. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Sports 123: Tenpin Bowling: World Cup: Women
  4. ^ "Historic tenpin triumph to Baker". The Sydney Morning Herrald. 5 December 1983. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  5. ^ WBW AWARDS - World Bowling Writers