Orange, NSW, Australia
Orange Tenpin Bowl (Orange, NSW, Australia)
Age 29 - 7/29/1983
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Career PBA 300 Games: 12
Personal: Nickname “Belmo”…Married to Kimberly…Welcomed their first child, Aria, in December 2009…Two-handed international star has won numerous titles on the world stage including the 2007 World Tenpin Masters…Finished second in 2007 QubicaAMF World Cup…First to qualify for World Ranking Masters in two zones…Gained enormous media attention in 2008-09 for his two-handed delivery…Took up the sport two-handed as a toddler when he was too small to roll the ball with one hand…Loves “B” movies, plays a little golf and has an unhealthy fondness for cheesecake...Defeated good friend and fellow tour player Mike Fagan, 300-205, in the second game to win the 2011 Thailand Open...Won 2011 Qubica/AMF World Cup by defeating fellow PBA Tour player Tommy Jones 2-1 in best of three game match in Johannesburg, South Africa.
2012-13: Won USBC Masters by defeating Wes Malott 258-245 in the championship match for his first major title and sixth career Tour title. Became second foreign player to win Masters, Mika Koivuniemi was first..Earlier in the season he won Australian Masters for fifth career Tour title. Won first game in the best-of-three title match by a 174-172 over Seasn Rash. Rash tied the match with a 255-223 win in game two. In dramatic comeback in final game Belmonte struck out for a 256-243 win to claim the title...Finished second in PBA World Championship losing to Parker Bohn III in championship match 254-227...Finished second in GEICO World Series of Bowling Chameleon Championship losing to Scott Norton 227-223 in championship match and third in Bowlers Journal Scorpion Championship losing to eventual winner Tom Daugherty in semifinal match 256-187...Finished second in Tournament of Champions losing to Pete Weber in championship match, 224-179.
<Career: 2011-12 was a break out season for Belmonte winning three titles during the World Series of Bowling which included the Chameleon Open, GEICO Shark Open and Pepsi Elite Championship. Also finished third in U.S. Open, Tournament of Champions and Carmen Salvino Classic. Finished fourth in PBA World Championship, eliminated in the first match losing a roll-off to Osku Palermaa after tying the match 203-203. Advanced to World Championship finals by winning Mike Aulby Division finals bowling the 21st televised 300 game in Tour history. Narrowly lost in season's Player of the Year voting to Sean Rash...In his first partial year on Tour in 2008-09, became the first two-handed bowler to win a PBA Tour event by capturing the Bowling Foundation Long Island Classic which helped him win Rookie of the Year honors…Had four other top 15 finishes in 2008-09 including 10th place in PBA World Championship…Had three runnerup finishes in 2009-10 season...In 2010-11 had seven top-10 finishes with best finish of third twice.
PBA Career Standard titles: (5) 2008-09 -West Babylon, N.Y.; 2011-12 - Chameleon Open, Las Vegas; GEICO Shark Open, Las Vegas; Pepsi Elite Players Championship, Las Vegas; 2012-13 - Australian Masters.
PBA Major titles: (1) 2012-13 - USBC Masters, N. Brunswick, N.J.
Awards: 2008-2009 PBA Rookie of the Year; 2011 Bowling ESPY award winner.