Meanwhile in the Women's division, Alexis Sy of Philippines took over the lead with 1395 from 711 and 684 three-game series. Veronica De Souza of Macau also improved to move into second position with 1376.
Ex-Singapore international, Tracy See, who led briefly earlier today, slipped down to third with 1365. 2018 Macao-China Open champion, Nur Syazwani Sahar of Malaysia missed the cut for an automatic qualification into Stage 2 Masters finals by two pins in fourth position with 1363.
Joey Yip remained in the lead of the local pool with 1253 followed by 2017 World Championships Singles bronze medallist, Chan Shuk Han in second with 1239. Jackie Sun took over third spot with an improved 1221.
Malaysia's Faten Najihah headed the mixed pool with 1266 while the cut in ninth position went to Chinese Taipei's Chou Chia Chen on 1221. Last year's cut was 1277, much higher than this year. With less overseas women taking part this year, the cut would probably increase slightly.