Belmonte a 5 time PBA champion won his first 3 PBA titles at the 2011 PBA World Series of Bowling from Las Vegas and again he has a chance to tie last year’s run at 3 more titles. His 5th title came just a few weeks ago in the Australian Masters, a PBA International Tour event, against rival Sean Rash. In a best of 3 match, Belmonte struck out in the tenth of game three to lock up the tournament and PBA title number 5. This year’s PBA World Series of Bowling has already fueled the rivalry that theses two have had all over the world the last year.
Belmonte, who is trying for his first major title said, “I’m very, very happy right now. I’d love to win my first major here, and I’d love to win three titles again. I knew the other guys would come out firing tonight and I wanted to be one of them,” he continued. “The key was in that 279 game I bowled against Parker. I almost changed balls after that game, but I decided to give the ball I was using one more frame, and I struck, and I followed that with a 300 game. I was one frame away from making a big mistake.”
The favorite Sunday may be Bohn, who missed the practice session for the World Series because he stayed home an extra day to help his neighbors deal with the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy. He then qualified for the 24th and final position for the match play finals, and battled his way into the finals, striking in the 10th frame to edge Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., by nine pins for the final spot in the stepladder finals. Bohn, 49, is trying for his first title since winning the Cheetah Championship in December 2008.
The PBA World Championships was the concluding event to the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling IV, and is the PBA’s first major championship of the 2012-13 season. ESPN will air the finals on Sunday, Jan. 13. Till than we will have to wait and see does Belmonte capture 3 more titles???
Get out there and GO BOWLING!!!!!
Brian Hirsch grew up in Bronx, New York. After moving to Arizona and seeing bowling on TV there was something about it that brought him to the lanes that next Saturday and to this day the PASSION for the sport is still there!!!! Off the lanes you’ll find Brian cheering on the New York Yankees at every chance he can! When not working, Brian can be found Coaching, working at Bowling with LEVERAGE Pro Shops and spreading the word about Bowling, Brian is a proud member of the MOTIV, Turbo and High 5 Gear Staff. Please follow me on Twitter @Onefrombills