Brothers hit the bullseye
BULLSEYE’S probably the most spoken word in the Chauntler household and looks like being so for years to come.
Brothers Harlee, Jarrod and Daniel Chauntler dominated at the recent Queensland junior championships, making up an unbeatable four-man team with Peter Schurman.
In zone five, the quartet played team, doubles and singles on their way to winning being named overall champions.
Harlee, 17, is now the top ranked under 18 player in the state and will head to Melbourne next January for the Australian titles, and he has his sights on the crown in his fifth representative trip, first making it when he was 13. Finishing first two years ago, Harlee wants to add another at his last chance at the junior Australian titles.
“Ideally, I’d like to try and win everything—doubles, singles and teams,” he said.
With his confidence now as strong as his game, Harlee was stoked with how the tournament unfolded.
“I felt prepared the whole weekend, over the years I’ve learnt how to prepare and practise the right games,” he said.
Having to finish each game on a double, Harlee practised nothing but doubles in the week leading up to the tournament.
“Every time I got a shot at one, I hit it,” Harlee said.
In his second year competing at the championships, Jarrod also came back with an extra medal for winning the restricted singles, a knockout format between 40 players, 501 best of three.
The tournament was Daniel’s first and he made it into the quarter finals of the singles.
Harlee has no doubt his younger siblings will be following in his footsteps.
“They played really well, I was impressed. Next year they’ll be in the state side.”