Meanwhile, 2017 World Championships Singles bronze medallist, Chan Shuk Han topped the local pool of the Women's Open division with a moderate 1197. Joey Yip trailed in second with 1164 followed by Agnes Chang in third with 1132.
The overseas pool were dominated by Singapore women with Bernice Lim leading the field with 1314 followed by newly-crowned 2018 Singapore Open champion, Jazreel Tan in second with 1293. Jeoy Yeo secured third spot with 1291.
Daphne Tan missed the top bracket by 18 pins to take up fourth position with 1273 while 2018 Thailand Open champion, Shayna Ng completed the top 5 with 1259. Like the Men's Open division, the top 3 highest qualifiers in the local pool and the top 3 highest qualifiers in the overseas pool would earn a bye and automatically advance to Stage 2 finals.
The top 3 national seeded qualifiers, local qualifiers positioned 4 to 9, overseas qualifiers positioned 4 to 10, qualifiers positioned 1 to 10 from the mixed pool, the winner of the Hong Kong Cup, top 3 qualifiers from the one-game desperado squad together with the defending champion totalling 24 finalists will contest the Stage 1 finals on June 29.