Wang Zhiyong of China topped the earlier 6-games preliminaries with 1443 followed by two Koreans Kang Hee Won and Kim Kyung Min in second and third with 1437 and 1420. Wu was fourth with 1387 and 2016 QubicaAMF World Cup champion, Wang Hongbo of China was fifth with 1379.
Tse and Chua qualified for the quarter-finals in sixth and seventh poisitions while a third Korean, Choi Bok Eum had to give away his place due to the rule that only two players per NOC can advance to the quarter-finals.
2017 World Games gold medallist, Cho Young Seon also from Korea, who finished ninth was not eligible and the last spot was awarded to the eventual champion, Annop, who finished tenth with 1354. Indonesia's best finisher was Billi Mohammad Islam managing 13th position with 1329.
Hardy Rachmadian, Diwan Rezaldy and Fachri Abnu Askar could not get into their usual strides ending up in 25th, 40th and 54th positions out of 64 players.
Competition will shift to the Doubles event tomorrow starting with the men's division, divided into two squads. The top 8 pairs from the combined squads will qualify for the quarter-finals shootout. The winners in the quarter-finals will proceed to the semi-finals. Winners of the semi-finals will meet in the gold medal final match.
The Women's Doubles event will be contested on September 24. The Team of Four, to be bowled over two blocks of three games each will be staged on September 25. The top 4 teams will advance to the semi-final shootout on September 26 and final match on September 27.