The first Korean pair of Jo Young Bin and Han Jae Hyeon had a better start with 481 in their opening game to lead their compatriots, Lee and Oh by 34 pins. China A1's second pair of Cai Qilin and Chen Jiaming rolled 410 for third spot.
Jo and Han extended their lead slightly to 45 pins after knocking down 423 as Lee and Oh managed only 412. DPR Korea's first pair of Sol Kum Song and Ham Hyon Chol showed promise when they were placed third.
The leader inched further away after a third game of 430. The other Korean pair continued to trail their team-mates in second, 53 pins adrift. DPR Korea remained in third while a first China A1 pair of Wang and Qi made progress to take up fourth.
A poor 380 in the fourth game saw their lead reduced to just 15 pins when Lee and Oh fired a modest 418. China A1 downed a superb 440 to leapfrog into third spot. Chinese Taipei's first pair of Chen Chia-Hsing and Lin Kuan-Yi also made up grounds to take up fourth.