The honorable guests were then invited to perform the traditional dotting of the lion's eyes to bring good wishes to the organisation of the championships. Thereafter, those present were entertained to a superb lion dance performances.
The countries that have sent their national teams are China, Indonesia, Kuwait, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Chinese Taipei and UAE. There are also many other bowling teams and clubs from Guam, Macau, Malaysia and Singapore.
The Hong Kong National team members up against a pool of strong and talented bowlers led by the 2017 World Championships Trios gold medallists, Eric Tseng, Michael Mak and Wu Siu Hong. The trio will be joined by Lau Kwun Ho, Alex Yu, James Lui, Ernest Kwok, Ivan TSe, Jimmy Cheung, Joshua Chow, Mike Chan and Tony Wong. The women will be represented by Chan Shuk Han, Joan Cheng and Milki Ng.
Qualifying for the Open Masters division will end on June 28 and the finals will be staged on June 29 and 30. The Hong Kong Cup finals will be contest on June 27 while Masters finals for other divisions spread over June 28 and 29.