30th November, Hong Kong: Korean trio of Park Jongwoo, Koo Seonghoi and Kim Kyungmin advanced to the Semi-finals of the 2018 CGSE Million Tinkle World Men Championships as topseed with Indonesia, Sweden and USA as second, third and fourth seeds.
The second block of the trios preliminaries started off with Squad 2. Overnight leader of Mattias Wetterberg, Jesper Svensson and Martin Larsen had a splendid start with 658 in the fourth game but stumbled to a poor 563 in the fifth.
Finland's Kimmo Lehtonen, Jari Ratia and Niko Oksanen did not start as well as the Swedes with 602 but recovered with 690 in the fifth to trail by 106 pins. Sweden closed out the block with 633 to remain in the lead with 3883.
In Squad 3 that followed, Korea, who topped the squad yesterday and failed to make the top four overall, had a disastrous start with 553 in the opening game of the second block. Their margin over Japan was significantly reduced to 60 pins. Whilst Park struggled with only 183, Koo and Kim posted big games of 279 and 263 for a stunning 725 fifth game.