“I had a nice reaction all day and really didn’t change much of anything. For me it played like a track shot from the old lacquer days.”
Jason Belmonte shot 254-300-257 for the last three games of the Round of 64 to seize the lead in the Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship. That's a blistering 811 series with a plastic ball. He also shot a 300 game in the first block. This guy is phenomenal!
If you watched him make the U.S. Open pattern look like your house league shot a few weeks ago until he pulled his hamstring, if you watched him destroy the pins this afternoon with his polyester missile, if you've been watching him on Xtra Frame all season the way I have, you know that this guy is a double-fisted beast on the lanes. I honestly believe that he could be the best player on tour and on earth with a little more experience, if he isn't already there. That's how great Jason Belmonte is. He can score like gangbusters on just about any condition with just about any kind of equipment there is. U.S. Open pattern? Easy as pie! Plastic ball? No problem.
Of course, the ageless wonder, Walter Ray
It was undoubtedly my previous post title, "Wayne Garber Sizzles, Chris Barnes Fizzles" that spurred him on, don't you think?
Stay tuned as this exciting tournament continues tomorrow.