Meanwhile spinners ruled the Men's first block with 2018 ABF Tour Thailand leg champion, Lin Pai-Feng of Chinese Taipei leading the first block with 2000 and winning seven of the eight matches played. Singles bronze medallist, Shusaku Asato of Japan won six matches to take up second with 1972.
Doubles gold medallist, Du Jianchao of China spinned his way into third position with 1961 from just four wins. 2018 PBA-WBT Busan Cup champion, Annop Arromsaranon of Thailand missed the top three spots in fourth with 1949, 12 pins off Du.
Doubles silver medallist, Yeri Ramadona of Indonesia, who was leading at the halfway mark, completed the top five with 1926 from four wins. Team gold medallist, Michael Mak of Hong Kong also led after the second match, but ended in ninth position.
Kuwait's two finalists and Trios silver medallists, Mostafa Almousawi and Jasem Alsaqer ended their first block in tenth and 11th positions and close to 100 pins from third.