25th November, Hong Kong: 2018 Lucky Larsen Masters champion and two-handed PBA pro, Kyle Troup of Taylorsville, N.C., topped the second squad of the Singles preliminaries at the 2018 CGSE Million Tinkle World Men Championships.
2017 Philippine Open champion, Kenneth Chua opened account with a superb 253 to take an early lead, seven pins ahead of 2017 World Championships two bronze medallist, Niko Oksanen of Finland in second with 246.
Mitch Hupe of Canada rolled back-to-back 233 to take over the running after the second game as Costa Rica's Marco Moretti added 247 to his 199 opening game to move up into second. Troup was third after Chua stumbled on a 181 to slip down to fourth.
The Canadian followed up with a splendid 258 in the third game to remain in the lead as Troup moved up to second with another superb 245, 41 pins adrift. Moretti was third with Jord van Weeren of the Netherlands in fourth.