Orange, NSW, Australia
Home Center: Orange Tenpin Bowl (Orange, NSW, Australia)
Career PBA 300 Games: 21
Personal: Nickname “Belmo”…Married to Kimberly…Daughter Aria arrived in 2009 son Hugo in 2012 and newborn Sylvie in 2016…Took up the sport two-handed as a toddler when he was too small to roll the ball with one hand…Loves movies, plays a little golf, tennis, squash and Australian rules football...If there's one thing he likes to do more than throwing strikes is playing with his kids.
2017: Three major wins in 2017 helped Belmonte earn fourth Player of the Year honor in five seasons...Defeated Jesper Svensson 238-225 in title match to win 2017 PBA World Championship for record third major win in a season. Win was also ninth career major just one behind Pete Weber and Earl Anthony who hold record of 10...Finished second in Pepsi Scorpion championship losing to EJ Tackett 245-207 in title match...Won Lucky Larsen Masters in Malmo Sweden by defeating Cameron Weier 240-180 in title match for 15th career title...Won record fourth USBC Masters by beating Michael Tang 279-212 in title match. Win was his eighth career major and 14th career title...Won Barbasol PBA Players Championship for seventh major by defeating fellow two-hander Anthony Simonsen 221-204 in title match for first title in two years...Finished second in Main Event PBA Finals losing to EJ Tackett 666-628 in three-game championship match...Finished third in Grand Casino Hotel & Resort Oklahoma Open losing to Chris Barnes in semi-final match 256-218...Became PBA's 47th millionaire and fastest to achieve the mark at 131 tournaments breaking previous record of 180 tournaments by Wes Malott...Finished fourth in MainQuarterly.com Roth/Holman Doubles with partner Bill O'Neill losing to Zeke Bayt and Dick Allen in second stepladder match 244-211.
Career: In 2016 finished fourth in PBA World Championship losing to Tom Smallwood in second stepladder match 224-185...Finished second with partner Diandra Asbaty in Xtra Frame Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles...Finished fourth in FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions ending his run of consecutive TOC titles at two...Had productive Fall Swing finishing second in Detroit Open, third in Wolf Open and fourth in Badger Open...Finished sixth in USBC Masters ending his run of consecutive Masters titles at three...Accomplishments in 2015 earned him his third consecutive Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year honor joining Mark Roth, Earl Anthony and Walter Ray Williams Jr. as only players to accomplish the feat...Became the first player to win the USBC Masters in three consecutive years (2013-15) by defeating amateur AJ Johnson in title match, 202-157...Won second consecutive Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions title defeating Rhino Page in Championship match 232-214 in title match...Became first player to win Masters and TOC in back-to-back season...TOC win was 12th Tour title and fifth major...Has 10 TV appearances in past 12 majors...Finished fourth in Players Championship losing to Tom Daugherty in second stepladder match 245-227...Teamed with Bill O'Neill to finish fourth in Roth/Holman Doubles Championship...Finished second to fellow two-hander Jesper Svensson in Bahrain International Open losing in championship match 258-244...Finished second in Maine Shootout losing to Josh Blanchard in three-game championship match 2-1...Was second fastest player to win 10 career titles (80 events)...Finished fourth in Bear Open losing to eventual winner Tommy Jones in second stepladder match 221-210...Finished second in Oklahoma Open losing to Bill O'Neill 247-172 in championship match...Finished fourth in Xtra Frame South Point Open...In 2014 became first player since Hall of Famer Billy Welu in 1964-65 to win back-to-back Masters titles. Defeated reigning rookie of the year EJ Tackett 221-177 for the title. Was the first time that a reigning rookie of the year and player of the year faced off in a major championship match...Masters win was second consecutive major title of the season having won Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions by defeating Wes Malott 219-218 in championship match...While not an official Tour event, won 2014 PBA Super Clash special event telecast on ESPN by defeating Sean Rash 743-718...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...Won 2012 Australian Masters for his fifth PBA Tour title immediately preceding the PBA World Series of Bowling, defeating Sean Rash in the best-of-three title match. Belmonte won the first game, 174-172. Rash won game two, 255-223. In a dramatic comeback in the final game, Belmonte struck out in the 10th frame for a 256-243 win to claim the title..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 three runnerup finishes in 2009-10 season...In 2010-11 had seven top-10 finishes with best finish of third twice...Named 2012-13 Player of the Year...Won Lucas Oil Bear Open for seventh career and second title of the season by defeating Chris Barnes in championship match 235-211...Became third player to make TV finals in all four majors in one season...Won USBC Masters by defeating Wes Malott 258-245 in the championship match for his first major title. Became second foreign player to win Masters, Mika Koivuniemi was first...Finished second in PBA World Championship losing to Parker Bohn III in championship match 254-227...Finished second in Tournament of Champions losing to Pete Weber in championship match, 224-179...Finished second in U.S. Open, losing to winner Wes Malott 214-156 in championship match...Finished second in GEICO World Series of Bowling IV 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 fourth in Summer Swing GEICO King of the Swing special event...Finished fourth in WSOB V Viper Championship losing to Stuart Williams 203-194 in opening TV match...Earned George Young High Average award with 228.81 season average.
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