The top 18 with the highest pinfalls at the end of Round 1 finals will advance to Round 2 finals, joined by the 3 local and 3 overseas seeded qualifiers for another 8 games in Round 2 finals. The top 6 at the end of Round 2 finals will advance to the stepladder shootout finals.
Malaysia's ex-international, Hee Kar Yen remained unchallenged in the lead. Hee amassed 1362 for the pole position in the Women's Open Masters overseas pool. Defending champion, Misaki Mukotani moved into second spot to earn a valuable bye with 1323.
Thailand's Kantaporn Singhabubpha sneaked into third spot with 1318 while Pitchapa Reongiri missed the top bracket in fourth with 1286. Hong Kong's Joey Yip and Thailand's Yanee Saebe, who were second and third overnight, rounded out the top 5.
The top 3 local and top 3 overseas qualifiers will earn a bye and automatically advance to Round 2 finals. The top local seeded qualifier, local qualifiers positioned 4 to 6, overseas qualifiers positioned 4 to 7, 13 qualifiers from the mixed pool will contest the 8-game Round 1 finals.