Quek got off to a brilliant start when she defeated compatriot, Fiona Yew of Singapore A, 259-166 plus 10 pin bonus for the win to lead the field of 16 finalists. Doubles gold and All Events silver medallist, Alena Dang also won her opening match against Arianne Tay, 242-170 to trail in second.
Ivy Dickinson of Australia A and Erina Ishimoto both won their opening matches with 226 and 225 respectively to take up third and fourth positions. Two silver medallist, Emily Johnston, who lost her first match with 213 but won her second with 225, took over the running as Quek lost her second match with a low 169.
Johnston remained in the lead despite winning her third match with just 176 while Quek also won her third match with 180 to continue to trail in second albeit reducing the gap from 10 to six pins. A second Australian, Amu Shoesmith, who won two matches out of three, moved into third spot.