Wang and Hong Kong's Chen Qingyun rounded out the top five while early pace-setter Mark fizzled off into ninth position. The players will resume their second block of four games tomorrow. After two squads completed, Haraguchi led followed by Wong in second. Squad A leader, Chi Mingyu finished third with 939.
The third and final squad of the day will take to the lanes for their first block of four games after lane maintenance. The top 44 with the highest pinfalls including a six pins handicap allocated to the girl's division at the end of the two blocks, will qualify for the finals scheduled for July 28. The finalists will bowl four games with pins carried forward from the preliminaries.
The top 16 with the highest pinfalls at the end of the finals will advance to the best-of-three Round of 16 knockout matches. The winners will advance to the quarter-finals, again in the best-of-three knockout matches.
The winners will then proceed to the semi-finals and subsequently the final, again in the best-of-three knockout matches to determine the champion. The top 3 winners will be awarded trophies with attractive cash prizes.
Photos by Terence Yaw in Shanghai, China.