In the women's division, topseed Yanee Saebe of Thailand needed only one match to beat her challenger and to claim her first Hong Kong Open crown. The 25-year-old outclassed second-seed, Bernice Lim of Singapore, 212-165 for a well-deserved victory.
Lim, who defeated third-seed, Joey Yeo and winner of the first match, Daphne Tan, 235-201-223 in the all-Singapore second match. Tan edged fifth-seed, Hee Kar Yen of Malaysia and sixth-seed, Shayna Ng, 186-164-182 in the opening match.
The Thai pocketed the women's top prize of HK$30,000 (approx. US$3,88) as champion. Lim took home HK$16,000 as first runner-up while Tan earned HK$8,000. Yeo, Ng, Yeo and Hee settled for HK$4,000, HK$2,700 and HK$2,000 for finishing fourth to sixth positions.
The champion literally led from start to finish to win the earlier Stage 2 finals with 1834. Lim trailed in second by 100 pins with 1734 and Yeo third with 1705. Tan finished fourth with 1687 followed by Hee in fifth with 1678.