Meanwhile in the Women's Open division, Malaysians stamped their prowess by sweeping the top three podium places with topseed, Siti Safiyah Amirah claiming a well deserved victory over team-mate and challenger, Nerosha Keligit, 257-216 in the all-Malaysian championship match.
Safiyah wasted no time in taking a huge lead when the 29-year-old rolled seven consecutive strikes from frame two as Keligit was playing catch up. Although she knocked down three consecutive strikes from frame five, Saifiyah ultimately sailed through with the win.
The champion, whose last win was the PWBA Wichita Open in 2017, won 100,000 Thai baht (approx. US$3,150) for her effort. Keligit, who brushed aside second-seed, Chan Shuk Han of Hong Kong and winner of the first match, Shalin Zulkifli, 235-184-213 in the second match, earned 50,000 baht.
Zulkifli, who edged fourth-seed, Sin Li Jane and sixth-seed, Radin Nur Najwa, 231-200-226 in the all-Malaysian first match, took home 25,000 baht. Chan, Radin and Sin were awarded 20,000, 15,000 and 10,000 baht respectively.