Many bowlers want to join the pro tour as soon as they finish high school, I have always offered the advice that one of the reasons for my success on the pro tour is all the tools I learnt while competiting around the world as an amatuer helped me considerably when i decided to join the PBA. 

I started my carrer in my small home town of Orange, once I was performing well agaisnt the local adults I then travelled to the major cities in Australia. My tournaments wins around Australia gave me the confidence to then travel to Asia. 
The next stepping stone from Asia was Europe and then the amatuer scene in the USA. Traveling the world bowling on the European Tour, Asian Tour, Australian tournaments and many 'mega buck' amatuer events in the USA not only gave me experiences in foriegn countries I will never forget, but it gave me friendships that I will have for life and through those friendships my understanding and learning of bowling grew.
During each stage of my career, I never skipped a level to rush towards my evenutal goal of being a PBA member. I believe this was one of the most critially elements in the growth of my game that allowed me to grow into a player with the ability to adapt and learn quickly on the pro tour.  

In 2004 I was named World Bowler of the Year and again winning the award in 2007. 

I have won tournaments on 5 contients and have my passport stamped by more than 40 countries. 

Each title and performance as an amatuer, every friendship I made while overseas, helped develope my game into what you see today.

  • Runner-up – ABF Tour ‘Tournament of Champions’, Indonesia
  • Runner-up following Matchplay tie at S.A. Cup.
  • Champion – HIGH ROLLER Tournament, Las Vegas, USA.
  • Runner-up – 30th Malaysian International Open
  • Captain of winning ‘Rest of the World’ team at inaugural Canon Cup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 3rd place at Euro-Med Storm Int. Masters Challenge – Manila, Philippines
  • Runner up – ABF Tour, Kuwait.
  • CHAMPION – Matchroom World Tenpin Masters, England
  • Runner up – Istanbul Bowling Open, Turkey.
  • Part of ‘Team Pergamon’ – winners of League Team Championship, Sweden.
  • CHAMPION – Melbourne Tenpin Cup, Australia.
  • CHAMPION – New South Wales Open, Sydney, Australia
  • Fourth win of Orange “Sports Player of the Year” Award and ‘Outstanding Achievements in Sport’ Award perpetual trophy. Record amount.
  • CHAMPION – 5th Indonesia International Open Tenpin Bowling Championship
  • 3rd place – Korea Professional Bowling Association Tour tournament, Pusan.
  • Top-placed Australian male bowler, SOUTH PACIFIC CLASSIC (2007 BOWLING WORLD CUP Qualifier)
  • Top qualifier and Stepladder runner up at 2007 Bowling World Cup, St Petersburg, including perfect game and record-breaking 8-game series, plus winner of Sportsmanship Award and Top Country Award for Australia, etc.
  • Top-ranked male bowler in ABF (Asian Zone) 2007 rankings, and #1 seed from Asian Zone for 8th World Ranking Masters in April 2008.
  • CHAMPION – 10th Brunswick Australian Cup, Canberra, ACT, Australia. Back to back win (2006 and 2007) of this tournament and first bowler to win this annual event three times (’03, ’06 and ’07).
  • Announced as WBW 2007 WORLD BOWLER OF THE YEAR.
  • Bowled 2nd televised perfect game at the World Tenpin Masters
  • Back to Back wins – 2005 and 2006 of Kuwait International Open
  • History-making lead in the European Bowling Tour Men’s Rankings (first non-European bowler to achieve this feat).
  • Back to Back wins – 2005 and 2006 Perth Tenpin Cup, Australia.
  • Named as SPORTS PERSON OF THE YEAR and winner of the Orange ‘Outstanding Achievements in Sport’ Perpetual Trophy.
  • GOLD medal – Teams, 9th WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS, GERMANY.
  • 2 BRONZE medals (Doubles and Masters) at 16th MEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, KOREA.
  • Winner – 2006 Brunswick Australian Cup.
  • Winner – Brunswick Youth Cup, Canberra ACT.
  • Champion – 7th MILO International All Stars, Malaysia.
  • One of 16 bowlers from around the world invited to compete in the televised WORLD MASTERS tournament in England by MATCHROOM – finished third in 2005 Made history by bowling first 300 game in the Matchroom World Masters
  • Inducted into ORANGE SPORTING HALL OF FAME
  • Winner – South Australian Cup.
  • Winner – KUWAIT INTERNATIONAL OPEN.
  • 2nd place to Hall of Fame pro bowler David Ozio at Las Vegas High Roller “A” Game.
  • Invited to tour Japan with American pro bowlers – only amateur included in STORM Fair 10-day exhibition tour.
  • Champion Brunswick Perth Tenpin Cup.
  • Winner of Sharp Champion of Champions tournament, bowling two perfect games during event.
  • Australian National Championships Interstate Teams Trophy – highest average (235), broke record for highest number of strikes and No. 1 position in “All Stars” team
  • 3rd place – 2005 Brunswick Australian Cup, Canberra
  • 1st place – Brunswick Euro Challenge, Greece, a ‘major’ on EBF Tour.
  • ASIAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP, HONG KONG - 3 GOLD MEDALS, 1 SILVER and 1 BRONZE
  • All Events 1st (Gold) – Singles 1st (Gold) – Doubles 3rd (Bronze) – Teams 1st (Gold) – Masters 2nd (Silver) This Australian Men’s Youth team won “Overall Male Team” and Australia also took out the Combined Male & Female Overall Team Event for the Championship.
  • 8TH WTBA WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP, GUAM - GOLD in Singles, GOLD in All Events and SILVER in Masters. Australian team also received the BEST Men’s Youth Team Award.
  • 2004 AMF BOWLING WORLD CUP, Singapore – Lead qualifier for the event – never lost the lead in five days of qualifying – knocked out in quarter final.
  • Won the prestigious 2004 WBW World Bowler of the Year Award – voted by the Board of Directors of the World Bowlers Writers Association.
  • WON BRONZE AT 5TH WTBA WORLD TENPIN TEAM CUP, DENMARK
  • Champion – 2003 Brunswick Australian Cup, Canberra, ACT, Australia.
  • SPORTS PERSON OF THE YEAR – ‘Outstanding Achievements in Sport’ Perpetual Trophy by City of Orange.
  • AUSTRALIA DAY Senior Sports Person of the Year for Orange
  • SPORTS PERSON OF THE YEAR – ‘Outstanding Achievements in Sport’ Perpetual Trophy by City of Orange.
  • WON TWO SILVER AND TWO BRONZE MEDALS AT THE INAUGURAL COMMONWEALTH TENPIN BOWLING CHAMPIONSHIPS, SCOTLAND, plus ‘Players Sportsman’ and 299 High Game Awards.
  • WON SILVER AT 7TH WTBA WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP, THAILAND
  • WON BRONZE AT 17TH ASIAN ZONE CHAMPIONSHIP, HONG KONG.
  • MEMBER OF THE ADULT AUSTRALIAN TEAM
  • MEMBER OF THE YOUTH AUSTRALIAN TEAM
  • July - WON SILVER AT 11TH ASIAN ZONE YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS, UAE.
  • AUSTRALIA DAY Junior Sports Person of the Year for Orange
  • MEMBER OF THE YOUTH AUSTRALIAN TEAM
  • First Junior Australian to shoot 300 overseas, winning Aus$15,000
  • JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – 5 GOLD MEDALS …1st Masters, 1st Doubles, 1st All Events, 1st Masters, President’s Shield Boys Team 1st, President’s Shield Combined 1st