Almousawi rolled another scintilating 276 in the fifth game to take over the running as the American managed 215 to slip behind the Kuwaiti. Saw remained in third with Louw a close fourth. Troup ended stronger with 212 and Almouswai ended with 207 to finish as joint winners with 1375. Louw ended the strongest with 256 to clinch third spot with 1355 while Saw and Al-Hajri completed the top 5 with 1336 and 1285.
Ryan Lalisang of Indonesia took sixth position with 1282 followed by Aljadi in seventh with 1270. Three additional Singaporeans, Cheah Ray Han, Alex Chong and Joel Tan made the cut in eighth, tenth and 11th positions.
The two remaining spots of the top 12 to advance to the next step went to two Qataris, Khalid Al-Amadi in ninth and Nasser Jamal Al-Sahoti in 12th position. Khalid Al-Sada of Qatar missed the cut by 18 pins finishing 13th.
The top 12 will be joined by the top 8 seeded qualifiers for another six games in Step 2 finals. The top 6 with the highest pinfalls at the end of the finals will advance to the knockout stage. Third to sixth seeds will bowl two-games total pinfalls in Step 3 Finals.
The winner will meet the second seed for another two-games total pinfalls in Step 4 finals. Winner of the Step 4 finals will face the top seed in the title match over two-games total pinfalls in Step 5 finals.
Photos by Terence Yaw in Doha, Qatar.