Following the first of four Storm Cup events on the PBA calendar last week, the David Small Kokomo Championship gets underway in Kokomo, Indiana, tomorrow.
Swedish superstar Jesper Svensson claimed his first title of 2022 after winning the Storm Cup: David Small’s Best of the Best Championship last week in Jackson, Michigan. The two Australians in Jason Belmonte and Sam Cooley would finish in the middle of the field, missing the top 24 cut to advance after qualifying.
In a high scoring qualifying round, Sam Cooley was the best performing of the Aussies, finishing in 30th place. Cooley would average 229.08 and narrowly miss the top 24 cut that would advance. Jason Belmonte would finish in 33rd place, averaging 228.75.
This week the David Small’s Kokomo Championship follows the same schedule and format as last week’s event. All the Storm Cup events follow the following format:
- 12 games of qualifying
- Top 24 advance and bowl four more games
- Top 16 advance and bowl two more games
- Top 8 advance and bowl two more games
- Top 4 advance to the stepladder finals
After all four Storm Cup events, the top five players will receive a bonus, with the first ranked player receiving $10,000. This week, Sam and Jason will return to the lanes for another title opportunity.
Western Australian Callum Borck finished the Pro Tour Qualifier event in 19th place this morning. Unfortunately, with the top 9 from the PTQ advancing, he will not progress to the qualifier rounds for this event.
We wish Jason and Sam the best of luck and high scoring at the next event!
Schedule – (AEDT)
Wednesday, February 16
- Qualifying Round 1: 3 am to 7 am AEDT (6 Games)
- Qualifying Round 2: 9 am to 1 pm AEDT (6 Games)
Top 24 advance
Thursday, February 17
- Round of 24: 2 am to 4 am AEDT (4 games)
Top 16 advance
- Round of 16: 5.30am to 7 am AEDT (2 games)
Top 8 advance
- Round of 8 : 7.30am to 9:00am AEDT (2 games)
Top 4 advance to stepladder matches
- Final Stepladder Matches: 10:30 am to 12pm AEDT