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Bowling News USA - December 7, 2011 Belmonte Reigns as BWAA Bowler of the Month



  ARLINGTON, Texas - Jason Belmonte of New South Wales,   Australia, has been named the November 2011 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the Bowling Writers Association of America.


Belmonte won a record three titles in the Professional Bowlers Association's World Series of Bowling (WSOB) in Las Vegas. The first crown for Belmonte came in the WSOB Chameleon Open, defeating Sean Rash, Montgomery, Illinois, 268-191. Next was the GEICO Shark Open when he downed Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 243-213. The third win was the Pepsi PBA Elite Players Championship, with Belmo outlasting Mike DeVaney, San Diego, California, 255-238.


 A third place finish in the Carmen Salvino Classic and a fourth place standing in the PBA World Championship rounded out the best performance by any bowler in the three-year history of the WSOB. In the span of 16 days, the 2011 Bowling ESPY award winner captured his second, third, and fourth PBA titles.


Also capturing votes in balloting this month were Osku Palermaa, Finland, winner of the PBA World Championship, Dominic Barrett, England, winner of the European Bowling Tour's (EBT) Qatar Bowling Open and the PBA WSOB Scorpion Open, and Sean Rash, with runner-up finishes in the PBA WSOB Chameleon and Scorpion Opens, and third place finished in the PBA World Championship, WSOB Bayer Viper Open, GEICO Shark Open and the EBT Qatar Bowling Open.

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