Indonesia's Diwan Rezaldy, Fachri Ibnu Askar, Billy Muhammad Islam and Hardy Rachmadian got off the block with a scintilating 999 to lead defending champion, Hong Kong by 16 pins and Qatar in third, a further 115 pins away.
Although the leader knockced down only 826 in the second game, they were able remain in the lead as well as stretching their gap over Hong Kong to 51 pins. China moved up into third, 52 pins adrift Hong Kong. Korea started poorly with 819 and 809 and was languishing in fifth.
Indonesia ended the first block with 794 to lead with 2619. The Korean quartet of Choi Bok Eum, Cho Young Seon, Kim Kyung Min and Kang Hee Won fired a stunning 949 in the third game to leapfrog into second spot on 2577, 42 pins behind.
China finished third with 2556 while Thailand took fourth spot with 2493 followed by Hong Kong completing the top five with 2489.