THE World Tenpin Bowling Association World Championships didn’t go the way Jason Belmonte had hoped.
The tournament in Las Vegas finished for him yesterday morning (AEST) when he missed out on the masters finals.
The Orange bowler finished the masters in 12th, missing out on the cut to the top eight by 21 pins.
“Not the ending to the championships I was hoping for,” Belmonte posted on Facebook.
“Another experience and learning curve I’ve discovered.
“Good luck to those remaining in the Masters.”
Belmonte finished 49th in the singles, seventh in the doubles with Sam Cooley, eighth in the trios with Cooley and Glen Loader and eighth in the teams.
The top 24 men with the best overall totals after all the events qualified for the masters.
Belmonte qualified in seventh with his 5252 total for 24 games.
The top 24 bowled a further six games yesterday morning (AEST) with Belmonte struggling on the pattern.
He bowled games of 227, 193, 226, 191, 194 and 171.
His 30-game 6454 total was 21 pins behind eighth qualifier, Korea’s Jong-Woo Park (6475).
America’s Chris Barnes was the top qualifier on 6910.
The top eight bowled a further six games yesterday ahead of today’s finals.
Belmonte captained the Australian men’s team at the World Championships.