In the earlier 8-games Masters finals, Abang Afiq topped the the field with 1751 pinfalls, 24 pins ahead of Khor in second with 1727. Muhammad Aiman finished third with 1721 while Thailand's Chanasorn Wutti missed the cut by 9 pins finishing in fourth with 1712.
Ryan Loo of Singapore rounded out the top 5 with 1708. Prizes were awarded up to 12th position in a field of 60 finalists. The Open Division Masters finals will be held tomorrow and the top four with the highest pinfalls will proceed to the Stepladder elimination shootout finals.
The four will bowl in the first match and the finalist with the lowest score will be eliminated. The remaining 3 will bowl in the second match in which the finalist with the lowest score will again be eliminated.
The remaining two finalists will battle for the title over the third match to decide the champion. The top prize of RM20,000 (approx. US$4,800) awaits the champion and the first, second and third runners-up will earn RM10,000, RM5,000 and RM2,500 respectively.
Photos by Terence Yaw in Kuching, Sarawak.