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Belmonte Looking To Make History in Melbourne

Thursday, June 08, 2017

One of the country’s longest running tournaments, the Schweppes Melbourne Tenpin Cup, will be held this weekend, with world number one Jason Belmonte looking to create history over the two days.

Belmonte, who this year became the fastest bowler in the sports’ history to earn $1 million on the PBA tour, comes into the event as defending champion, with a chance to claim a record-setting 8th title at Oz Tenpin Chirnside Park.  

Since first winning the tournament back in 2002, Belmonte has gone on to dominate the sport at the highest level and this weekend spectators will get to see the why he is regarded as the best ever.

While Belmonte will be the favourite, a slow start by the 33-year-old could see two-time champion George Frilingos set the pace early and move into contention for his first national ranked title of 2017.

Another bowler who has the power game to dominate the sport in Australia is North Queenslander Jarrod Langford.  Following victory at the Australian Open in April, the left-hander will possess the confidence to go head to head with Belmonte over two days while looking to cause an upset.

With no female division this weekend, Bec Whiting and Kaitlyn Commane will be the ones who could be in contention come Sunday morning.

Whiting has been the dominant bowler in the ladies division after winning this year’s Fishing World Ladies Classic, with Commane spending plenty of time on the lanes in the recent months after competing on the PWBA tour in the US.

With competition beginning on Saturday morning spectators will also get the opportunity to win a bowling ball this weekend courtesy of Oz Tenpin Chirnside Park.

To catch all the action, get down to Oz Tenpin Chirnside Park, 25 Fletcher Road, Chirnside Park, Victoria from 8am on Saturday morning or keep an eye on the standings at


2016 Melbourne Tenpin Cup

Andrew Frawley, Jason Belmonte & Jackson Gamble