Host city, Yancheng set course for more glory as the men led the first block of the Team of 4 event at the 31st Asian Intercity Bowling Championships while Suzhou sprang a surprise lead in the Women' Senior division.
Doubles gold medallist, Qi Wangkang and Xu Chen teaming up with Wang Zhiyong and Singles gold medallist, Yang Wei got off the block like a bullet train with 893 opener to lead Macau's Ho Man Lok, Leong Chou Kin, Chan Chi Kwan and Singles bronze medallist, Tam Tsz Sun by 60 pins.
Hong Kong's James Lui, Michael Li, Jimmy Cheung and Ernest Kwok followed in third with 810. Beijing and Wuhan was fourth and fifth.
The Yancheng quartet rolled another superb 854 to extend their lead to 117 pins. Hong Kong added 820 in their second game to moved up into second, just two pins ahead of Macau with Wuhan in fourth, one pin behind.