Meanwhile in the men's division, the strong Korean quintet of Lee Won Seok, Jo Young Bin, Lee Jung Soo, Han Jae Hyeon and Oh Jin Won took the early lead with a superb 1044 in their opening game. Hong Kong's James Lui, Boco Wong, Oscar Poon, Jimmy Cheung and Ernest Kwok was second, just 4 pins adrift.
China A's Xu Chen, Cai Qilin, Cai Yangxin, Wang Zhiyong and Qi Wankang posted a respectable 1028 to stay in third ahead of Chinese Taipei's Shen Ying-Te, Tsang Hung-En, Lin Hsin-Feng, Chen Chia-Hsing and Lin Pai-Feng in fourth with 1010.
The fancied Korean added another sizzling 1127 in the second game to draw clear of the pack by 110 pins. The Taiwanese shot 1051 to take over second spot as Hong Kong managed only 963 to slip down to third. China A was fourth just 17 pins further away.
Korea eased off with 984 in their third game to end the block in the lead with 3155. Chinese Taipei finished second with 3059, 96 pins behind the Koreans. China A snatched third spot with 2996 while Hong Kong dropped to fourth with 2956.