In the girl's division, two silver medallist, Shin Hyebin of Korea ended the first block in the lead with 1805 from a total of seven wins. Singles silver medallist, Kim Hyeonji gave Korea a one-two finish by taking up second with 1766, also from a total of seven wins.
Team gold and All Events bronze medallist, Jermaine Seah of Singapore, who set the early pace with two wins in her first two matches and was tussling for the lead with Malaysia's Nur Syazwani Sahar, settled for third position with 1727 with just four wins.
Syazwani finished fourth with 1726 just a single pin from Seah from a total of four wins. A third Singaporean, Charlene Lim completed the top five with 1704 from a total of seven wins. Team and All Events gold medallist, Amabel Chua took sixth spot with 1640 from a total of three wins.
The players will resume with their second block finals over seven matches before the 16th and final position round match to determine the top 3 boys and top 3 girls with a highest pinfalls advancing to the Stepladder Shootout finals.