Chan gor off the block with a brilliant 259, only to lead Sarda by a single pin. Two Filipinos, Aui Padawan and Ivan Malig shared third with 255 with Praise Gahol of Philippines and Dhankot also registering big games for fourth and fifth.
Gahol added 235 in his second game to take over the lead while his compatriot, Padawan posted 224 to move into second spot as Chan managed only 205. The lead changed hands again when Padawan rolled a superb 258 to take over the running with Chan recovering with 236 to take second spot.
The two Indians could not keep pace with the trio but was able to post decent games to stay as close as they could. Chan then blazed the lanes with 249 and 258 to to regain the lead and extending his lead over Padawan to 36 pins after the fifth game.
Although Chan managed only 200 in his sixth game, all his closest opponents bowled lower than what he managed and allowing the Hong Kong national to extend his lead to 70 pins. Despite struggling on the drier lanes toward the end, Chan held on to win the round 1 with 1781.