24th October, Kuwait: 2014 Asian Games Singles silver medallist, Du Jianchao and 2016 AMF World Cup champion, Wang Hongbo of China surprised a strong field to lead the Men's Doubles opening squad of the 25th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships on Thursday.
2015 Trios silver medallist, Kim Junyung and 2014 World Men's Championships Masters gold medallist, Kang Heewon of Korea's first pair got off the mark with a sizzling 519 to lead their compatriots and second Korean pair, Park Geonha and Lee Ikkyu by 2 pins.
Saudi Arabia's first pair of Mohammed Alsaud and Adel Albarqi looked promising after taking up third spot with 499. Malaysia's second paring of Syafiq Ridhwan and 2018 World Men's Championships Doubles gold medallist, Tun Hakim, added a second game of 510 to their 477 opener to take over the lead.
Korea 1 slipped down to second after managing 464. Saleh Salem and Jasem Alsaqer of host nation, Kuwait rolled a big game of 501 to add to their slow starting game of 460 to take up third position while others were off the pace of the leading pack.