Debutant, Xavier Lim Qian set a blistering pace with a stunning 266 to lead Ho Chok San of Macau by 19 pins as China's Peng U Xiang and Macau's Tang Kwan Kin also posted high games of 234 and 224 to take up third and fourth positions.
Lim added another sizzling 267 to extend his lead to 62 pins. Tang followed up with 247 to move into second. The Singaporean held his lead despite rolling only 197 but recovered with 212, 200, 201 and 192 in his next four games.
Tang continued to trail in second but managed to reduce the gap to 20 pins. Hong Kong's Leung Lok Tin had gradually moved his way up into third after posting back-to-back 220s. Both Lim and Tang ended with identical 181 but Leung romp home with a superb 278 to snatch victory with 1763.
Lim settled for second with 1716, 47 pins adrift while Tang slipped down to third with 1696. Macau's Fong Hong U and Hong Kong's Pang Ka Sing completed the top five with 1663 and 1652 respectively. Leung earned MOP$20,000 as champion with Lim taking home MOP$10,000. Tang pocketed MOP$5,000 while prizes were awarded up to eighth position.