"I bowled alot better in the semi as I knew that I had to make the grand finals with enough points," said the 32-year-old 2008 Asian Championship two gold medalist, Chester King.
"So I lost a bit of my focus in the finals. But when I saw that my opponent struggling in the match, it settled me down nicely." King had 17 points going into this leg and anything less than an appearance in the finals would not have earned him sufficient points to make the grand finals.
The champion eliminated Ancol Open second runnerup, Adrian Ang of Malaysia with the highest game of the tour, 269-174 in the earlier semi-final match while Phiriyahbhoon ousted another Malaysian, Aaron Kong, 216-198 in the first semi.
Yannaphon Larpaharat of Thailand topped the final rankings with 153 points followed by Saudi leg first runnerup, Ryan Lalisang of Indonesia and Hong Kong leg champion, Shaker Al-Hassan of UAE third.
The top 16 men and top 16 women in the tour rankings qualified for the Tournament of Champions which will be held in January 14-17, 2010.
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Photos by Terence Yaw in Jakarta.