Belmo wins the Storm Cup: PBA Lubbock Open

By Tenpin Bowling Australia
March 21, 2022

He’s done it again!

Jason Belmonte has won his 29th career PBA tour title today at the Storm Cup: PBA Lubbock Sports Open in Texas.

Qualifying fourth highest in the first 12 games, Belmonte hovered around the top of the field as the three advancer rounds progressed to find the top four finalists. At the end of advancer round three, Belmonte would qualify for the stepladder final as the third seed.

In several close battles, Belmonte would defeat Jesper Svensson (246-221) and Sean Lavery-Spahr (202-201) on his way to booking a date with EJ Tackett for the championship.

In another game that would go to the wire, Belmonte required two strikes in the 10th to claim victory after Tackett left a brutal 9 pin in heartbreaking fashion. As all champions do, Jason calmly stepped up and completed the task defeating EJ Tackett 253-245 to become the 2022 Storm Cup: PBA Lubbock Open champion.

The victory is his fourth title during the 2022 season and his career 29th PBA Tour title. This is also the third time in Belmonte’s career that he’s won four titles in a single season and now ties him with Mike Aulby for all-time PBA Tour titles (eight).

After winning the Storm Cup: PBA David Small’s Kokomo Championship, Belmonte has taken top spot in the Storm Cup standings with one event to go. Both Svensson and Tacket can catch Belmonte in the points race for the Storm Cup which will pay a $10,000 bonus to the player with the most points.

The last Storm Cup event for 2022 will run on Thursday (Australian time) when the PBA Colorado Springs Open gets underway from Colorado.

Tenpin Bowling Australia congratulates Jason Belmonte on yet another win in the PBA.

Final standings

Storm Cup: PBA Colorado Springs Open

Thursday, March 24

Qualifying Round 1 (six games) – 4 am AEDT

Qualifying Round 2 (six games; top 24 advance) – 10 am AEDT

Friday, March 25

Round of 24 (four games; top 16 advance) – 3 am AEDT

Round of 16 (two games, top eight advance) – 6.30 am AEDT

Round of 8 (two games, top four advance) – 8.30 am AEDT

Stepladder Finals – 11.30 am AEDT

Credit to the PBA for the image used in this article.