Sweden's Ida Andersson, Nina Flack, Cajsa Wegner, Isabelle Hultin and 2016 QubicaAMF WOrld Cup champion, Jenny Wegner got off to a good start with 1033 in their opening game to lead Team USA's Stephanie Johnson, Josie Barnes, Shannon O'Keefe, Danielle McEwan and Kelly Kulick by 18 pins.
Team USA added a superb 1048 to their 1015 opening game to take over the running as Sweden stumbled to a lowly 916 to slip behind Malaysia moving up to second. Esther Cheah, Sin Li Jane, Syaidatul Afifah, Sity Safiyah and Shalin Zulkifli posted 986 and 1029 in their first two games to trail the Americans by 48 pins.
Malaysia ended the first block with a stunning 1102 in the third game to set a benchmark of 3117 for the women's division. Team USA downed 949 to settle for second positiion with 3012, 105 pins adrift. Sweden bounced back with 1036 to come home third on a 2985 total.