Amy Brown-Francis, Defiance, OH
Player: Amy is from a family involved in horseshoe pitching and is married to her husband, Alan Francis. Since 1992, Amy has participated in the Women's Championship Division a total of 16 times. She has not won the World Championship but finished second in 2000, 2001 and 2003. She finished third in 1995, 1998 and 1999. She finished fourth in 1996 and 2002, and fifth in 2006. For the period of 1998 through 2003 Amy never finished less than fourth. She has averaged over 81% for the Championship finals three times and in the high 70's at least five times. She has also pitched some impressive games. In 1996 Amy pitched two consecutive 90% games. In 2002 she defeated Joan Elmore by a score of 42-23 and threw 105 ringers out of 118 shoes for 89%. In 1996 Amy lost to Sylvianne Moisan while pitching 100 ringers out of 116 shoes for an 86.2% game. In 2003 Amy defeated Sue Snyder by a score of 42-35 while throwing 103 ringers out of 120 shoes for an 85.4% game. I also know that she skunked Vicki Winston in the 1995 Championship Finals throwing over 87%.