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2012-13 PBA Chameleon Championship
  • Host Center:
    South Point Hotel and Casino
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Television Date:
    December 30th, 2012

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Del Ballard

Jason Belmonte used a Marvel Pearl during the qualifying and the finals. One ball mainly. That building really seems to give us the best reactions with a Marvel Pearl or that core as Brad Angelo used the same core in an IQ most of the time in the Viper. But once we got to the show it seemed to have more friction and HyRoads seem to match up better. He used that on the show and in his words " I had one mental lapse but when it came time I needed a strike to win and threw it well it just left a ten pin".

Randy Pedersen

The title match saw the two hander Belmonte taking on the south paw. This match looked like it was going to be a route. Belmonte striking on almost every ball, Norton having carry problems, sometimes struggling to hit the pocket. Then Belmo throws a bad shot, leaves the 3-10 split, and fails to convert, giving Norton some life. Norton strikes out in the 9th and 10th and the stage was set. Now, the one thing that I’ve witness over the past couple of years watching Belmonte is that his carry or strike percentage when he hits the pocket is extremely high. Earlier in the match he almost left a blow out 7-10 but the 10 went late. Belmo gets up in the 10th, needing a strike to win, gets it a bit wide down lane, and leaves a massive ripping 10 pin. Hard to believe anything would’ve been left standing, with that much speed and power. It was a good shot, not a great shot. When you think of great shots in the 10th frame to win you have to go back and relive the shot Pete Weber threw to win the US Open. That was 10 in the pit, dead, solid, perfect. However, Belmo’s shot for the wheat was certainly good enough to strike 80 percent of the time, and I promise you he carries that hit A LOT. It was a bad break, and he lost a match that looked gift wrapped for him. Belmo did however prove once again just how dominant  he is at SouthPoint and the WSOB. 





Del Ballard Jr.

First was a great performance by Fawaz Abdulla from Bahrain. He used two different Victory pearls As there was plenty of friction. One was a burned up one with a 5 inch pin small hole 4 inches over on midline. The other was a fresh cover 5 1/2 inch pin, no hole. To quote his coach Tim Mack " It was one of the most clutch performances I have been around to throw a double up against duke who is one of the greatest of all time to make the show ahead of Duke and also ahead of Tommy Jones, who also is one of the greatest. Very surreal and proud moment for me as his coach to be able to watch his progression as a player. On the show he used a Defiant Soul. And to quote Timmy again, " His tv show was one of the gutsiest performances considering gout in his foot which he battles because of one fully functioning kidney. Incredible painful... We were Inge hospital just 3 day before the show he never got a chance to throw a ball from Tuesday after qualifying ended up until 15 minutes before the show aired. So to be able to hang in there and actually have the lead in the 7 th was amazing . Commercial break hurt him as he had the long break and tightened back up.. He was back in the hospital in Bahrain and it was almost one month before he would bowl again.... One gutsy performance.

Randy Pedersen

What can I say about Fawaz Abdulla. What a gutsy performance. This guy didn’t pick up a ball for 5 days because of a severe case of gout. Tim Mack has done a great job with the Bahrainian team and Fawaz did his country proud. This great athlete was one frame away from advancing, his open in the 8th frame proved to be too much to overcome. He’s got what I would call an “ Old School Game”. He’s a down and in kind of guy but being a great athlete certainly helps. I thought he performed well considering what was on the line. His first time on TV, looking to win his first ever PBA title. The first player from the middle east to make a telecast. The first player from Bahrain to win a PBA title. That’s a really tall order, and he performed brilliantly.



1st Win - Dennis Horan Jr. - 1996 Greater Hartford Open (Forest Fire)

2nd Win - Pete Weber - 1997 Tucson Open (Lightning Storm)

3rd Win - Pete Weber - 1997 Comfort Inn Classic (Blue Thunder Pro)

4th Win - First Major - Pete Weber - 1998 National Championship (Bolt)

5th Win - Dennis Horan Jr. - 1998 Bayer/Brunswick Touring Players Championship (Bolt)

1st Storm Sponsored PBA Tour Event - 1998 Storm Flagship Open 

6th Win - Brian Himmler - 1999 Albuquerque Open (Sky Bolt)

7th Win - Eric Forkel - 1999 Brunswick Long Island N.Y City PBA Experience (Meteor Flash)

8th Win - Pete Weber - 2000 Empire State Open (El Nino 2000)

9th Win - Dennis Horan Jr. - 2000 Bayer/Brunswick Touring Players Championship (ThunderFlash Pro)

10th Win - Second Major - Robert Smith - 2000 U.S Open (Fire Power)

11th Win - Robert Smith - 2000 Flagship Open (Super Power)

12th Win - Ryan Shafer - 2001 Orleans Casino Open Championship (X-IT)

13th Win - Pete Weber - 2001 Great Lakes Classic (X-IT/Eraser)

14th Win - Pete Weber - 2001 Greater Louisville Open (Trauma Recovery)

15th Win - Pete Weber - 2002 Columbia 300 Tar Heel Open (Trauma ER)

16th Win - Robert Smith - 2002 PBA Empire State Open (Erase It/Super Power)

17th  Win - Hugh Miller - 2002 PBA Dream Bowl 2002 (Erase It)

18th Win - Robert Smith - 2002 Japan Cup (Shock Trauma)

19th Win - Danny Wiseman - 2002 Miller High Life Open (Eraser/Eraser Blaze)

20th Win - Randy Pedersen - 2002 Pepsi Open (X Factor)

2nd Storm Sponsored PBA Tour Event - 2003 Storm Las Vegas Classic

21st Win - Mike DeVaney - 2003 PBA GEICO Earl Anthony Classic (X Factor)

22nd Win - Pete Weber - 2003 PBA Tar Heel Open (X Factor Deuce)

23rd Win - Robert Smith - 2003 PBA Banquet Open (Eraser Boost)

24th Win - Brian Himmler - 2003 PBA Miller High Life Open (Hotwire)

25th Win - Ryan Shafer - 2003 PBA Empire State Open (X Factor Deuce)

26th Win - Patrick Healey Jr. - 2003 PBA GEICO Open (X Factor)

27th Win -Third Major - Patrick Healey Jr. - 2003 PBA Dexter Tournament of Champions (Flash Point/Hot Rod)

3rd Storm Sponsored PBA Tour Event - 2004 PBA Earl Anthony Classic presented by Storm Products

28th Win - Pete Weber - 2004 PBA Medford Open (Super Charge/X Factor Re Loaded)

29th Win - Fourth Major - Pete Weber - 2004 U.S Open (X Factor)

30th Win - Robert Smith - 2004 PBA Odor Eaters Open (Eraser Boost)

31st Win - Brian Himmler - 2004 PBA Chicago Open ( X Factor Ace)

4th Storm Sponsored PBA Tour Event - 2004 PBA Orange County Classic presented by Storm Products

32nd Win - Pete Weber - 2005 Bowlers Classic (Fired Up)

33rd Win - Pete Weber - 2006 PBA Etonic Championship (Special Agent)

34th Win - Norm Duke - 2006 PBA Lake County Indiana Classic ( X Factor Ace)

35th Win - Brian Himmler - 2006 PBA Earl Anthony Medford Classic (Paradigm)

36th Win - Norm Duke - 2006 PBA Ace Hardware Championship (X Factor Ace)

37th Win - Norm Duke - 2006 Columbia 300 Classic (Spit Fire)

38th Win - Fifth Major - Pete Weber - 2007 U.S Open (Shift)

39th Win - Norm Duke - 2007 PBA Pepsi Championship (Spit Fire/Fired Up)

40th Win - Sixth Major - Norm Duke - 2008 PBA Denny's World Championship (Hy-Road)

41st Win - Seventh Major - Norm Duke - 2008 U.S Open (Shift)

42nd Win - Mike Machuga - 2008 PBA Chameleon Championship (Hy-Road)

43rd Win - Mike Wolfe - 2008 PBA Ultimate Scoring Championship (Dimension/T-Road Pearl)

44th Win - Rhino Page - 2008 Shark Championship (Hy-Road)

45th Win - Eighth Major Norm Duke - 2008 PBA World Championship (Hy-Road)

46th Win - Patrick Allen - 2009 National Bowling Stadium Championship (T-Road Solid/Rapid Fire)

47th Win - Ninth Major - Patrick Allen - 2009 PBA H & R Block Tournament of Champions (T-Road Pearl/Rapid Fire)

48th Win - Norm Duke/Liz Johnson 2009 Don and Paula Carter Mixed Doubles Championship (Hy-Road)

49th Win - Norm Duke - 2009 PBA Dick Weber Open (Hy-Road)

50th Win - Jeff Carter - 2009 GEICO Plastic Ball Championship (Plastic)

51st Win - Jason Belmonte - 2009 PBA Long Island Classic - (Hy-Road/Team Storm Plastic)

52nd Win - Tenth Major - Mike Scroggins- 2009 U.S Open (Hy-Road/T-Road Pearl)

53rd Win - Patrick Allen - 2009 Dydo Japan Cup (Hy-Road)

54th Win - Norm Duke - 2009 PBA Cheetah Championship (Second Dimension)

55th Win - Rhino Page - 2009 PBA Viper Open (Natural)

56th Win - Mike DeVaney 2009 PBA Scorpion Championship (Natural/Street Rod)

57th Win - Jack Jurek - 2009 PBA Shark Championship (Virtual Energy)

58th Win - Brian Voss/Diandra Asbaty - 2010 Don and Paula Carter Mixed Doubles Championship (Hy-Road)

59th Win - Pete Weber - 2010 PBA Lumber Liquidators Marathon Challenge (Hy-Road)

60th Win - Yong Jin Gu - 2010 PBA Scorpion Championship (Anarchy)

61st Win - Osku Palermaa - 2010 PBA GEICO Shark Championship (Hy-Road)

5th Storm Sponsored PBA Tour Event - 2010 Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational sponsored by Storm Products

62nd Win - 11th Major - Tom Hess - 2011 USBC Masters (Virtual Gravity Nano)

63rd Win - 12th Major - Norm Duke - 2011 U.S Open (Prodigy)

64th Win - Stuart Williams - 2012 Bayer Viper Open (Victory Road Solid/Tropical Heat)

65th Win - Jason Belmonte - 2012 WSOB Chameleon Open (Marvel Pearl)

66th Win - Dominic Barrett - 2012 WSOB Scorpion Open (Marvel Pearl)

67th Win - Jason Belmonte - 2012 WSOB Shark Open (Marvel Pearl)

68th Win - 13th Major - Osku Palermaa - 2012 PBA World Championship (Hy-Road)

69th Win - Andres Gomez - 2012 PBA Carmen Salvino Classic (Marvel Pearl)

70th Win - Jason Belmonte - 2012 PBA Elite Players Championship (Marvel Pearl)

6th Storm Sponsored PBA Tour Event - 2012 Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational sponsored by Storm Products

71st Win - Scott Newell - 2012 PBA Ricart Ford Open (Victory Road Solid)

72nd Win - Osku Palermaa - 2012 PBA Kuwait International Open (Natural)

73rd Win - 14th Major - Pete Weber - 2012 U.S Open (Marvel Pearl/Frantic)

74th Win - Norm Duke/Wes Malott - 2012 PBA Roth/Holman Doubles (Anarchy/Frantic)

75th Win - Norm Duke - 2012 PBA Dick Weber Playoffs (Frantic)

76th Win - Jason Belmonte - 2012 PBA Australian Masters (Lucid)

75th Win - Norm Duke - 2012 PBA Dick Weber Playoffs (Frantic)

76th Win - Brad Angelo - 2012 PBA Viper Championship (Hy-Road)


Del Ballard, Jr.

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