Kwok, who was ninth in the reserved pool with 1426, improved his lower score of 674 with 782 and leapfrog into the lead with a 6-game tally of 1534. His fine effort finally dislodged overnight leader and second perfect gamer, Pak Kyung Rok of Korea into second spot on 1528.
A second Korean, Hwang Sung Hyun slipped down to third with 1507. India's Dhruv Sarda improved his lower 3-games series with 733 to briefly take up third spot with 1503 only to drop to fourth when Kwok went into the lead.
2018 Thailand Open Men's Grade A champion and a third Korean, Lee Won Seok dropped out of the top 3 bracket to round out the top 5 with 1501. There were no changes atop the local pool with Zoe Dias Ma, Lei Hok Hin and Lee Tak Man occupying the top 3 spots.
Abdulrahman Alkehlawi of Saudi Arabia headed the mixed pool with 1490. Numerous bowlers made the cut today notably, 2017 Penang Pesta Open champion, Ryan Lalisang of Indonesia up to fourth in the mixed pool with 1477.