As the pundits say, Aussie tenpin ace Jason Belmonte keeps getting better and better.
Belmo was a 10-pin away from winning the PBA World Series of Bowling Chameleon Championship title in May 2012, and finished third in the Scorpion Championship in June. He was runner up in the first Major of the season when the PBA World Championship took place in Las Vegas in July.
He leads the PBA points and average score for the 2012/13 Tour season and is well in contention for this year’s PBA Player of the Year crown after another outstanding performance in the recent Tournament of Champions which was won by veteran pro, Pete Weber.
Belmo is passionate about tenpin bowling, a sport he was introduced to as a small child by his parents who established the Orange Tenpin Bowl in the late 1980’s. Despite a rigorous Tour schedule, he still manages to occasionally bowl with his Team Permagon teammates in Sweden and to compete in Open tournaments in Europe and Asia, but devotes every spare moment to his wife, children and family at home in the NSW western tablelands city of Orange.
The globe-trotting champion will be at Sydney’s Tenpin City Bowl soon to conduct a ‘Bowling Bootcamp’ with fellow 2012 Australian Masters winner, Diandra Asbaty. Belmo and Asbaty shared the limelight with NSW Minister for Sport, Graham Annesley at the Opening of the President’s Junior Interstate Shield, the pinnacle Teams event of the 2013 Australian Junior Championship that began this morning at Tenpin City, Lidcombe.
A highlight of Belmonte’s early career was unprecedented success at the 2000 Australian Junior Championship during which he won a total of 5 Gold medals in individual and team events, including the Australian Junior Masters, and his appearance at the Opening of this year’s President’s Shield caused a wave of excitement. At the end of Day One of the Shield competition, long queues formed for autographs and photos with their hero.
Featured in an article in last month’s INSIDE SPORT magazine and a recent edition of Channel Seven’s prime time SUNDAY NIGHT program, Belmo is inspiring the emerging talent of young male and female bowlers across the nation. He’ll also appear on the popular NEWS & VIEWS program on FoxSports that airs at 9.30pm nationally on 24th April. (check your local guides).
For further details and pics please contact Lynne Clay on 0419 444 280.