Japan's Takuya Miyazawa and Shota Kouki was way down the pack but shot a big game of 484 to improve their lowly position. Hong Kong continued to set a consistent pace and remained in the lead after the fifth game but their gap was reduced to 19 pins by the Finland.
All the top five contenders at this stage looked set to overhaul the top four finishers from the first squad. Hong Kong needed 345 or more, Finland 364 or more, USA 377 or more and Japan 421 or more. Miyazawa almost shot the tournament's second 300 but ended with 299.
His partner Kouki added 202 to give the Japanese pair a stunning 501, which propelled them into top spot with a total of 2638. USA knocked down 450 to snatch second spot with 2631 while the third to fifth spots were keenly fought out amongst Hong Kong, Finland and Chinese Taipei.
Chinese Taipei 2 ended first with 516 for a total of 2579 and looked as if they had finished third but Finland hung in with 413 to seal third spot with 2607 and Hong Kong came home with 388 to clinch fourth spot with 2601.