Meanwhile, debutant Bianca Tofilou and Angela Boswell of New Zealand occupied the top two spots in the Ladies' Open overseas qualifying table with 1236 and 1135 respectively. 2017 ABF Tour Macau leg second runner-up, Filomena Choi of Macau and Fiona Yew of Singapore tied third spot with 1133.
Tsai Hsin-Yi led the local pool with 1282, just three pins ahead of compatriot, Pan Yu-Fen in second with 1279. Wang Ya-Ting took third spot with 1262 while Cho Chia-Chi and Chang Yin-Chih completed the top five with 1261 and 1238 respectively.
The top 10 local qualifiers, top 10 overseas qualifiers and the top 9 qualifiers from the mixed pool together with the defending champion will bowl two rounds of 8 games each on July 7 and 8. The top 6 finishers at the end of the two rounds will advance to the stepladder finals.
Qualifying will end tomorrow, July 6 and the ladies will kick off their Round 1 finals on July 7 at 1.30pm local time and the men at 7.00pm.