"I had a good line to bowl and had plenty of strikes in the first match but then again I also had plenty of splits. But in the second match, I quickly settled into a good rythmn and made sure I make no mistakes."
Williams, who picked up the second prize of 500,000 baht (approx. US$16,130), had earlier edged second-seed and winner of Round 3 finals, Rafiq Ismail of Malaysia, 206-205 in the semi-finals. The Malaysian had looked certain of beating Williams but ended the tenth frame with a split.
The first runner-up also edged fourth-seed, two-handed Kyle Troup of Taylorsville, N.C., 182-173 in the quarter-finals to move up the ladder. In the second stepladder match, Troup had tied with winner of the first match, Sin Li Jane on 220 but won the one-ball roll-off with a strike against Sin's 9 pins on their third ball.
Fifth-seed Anthony Simonsen managed only 178 in the match. Sin breezed past seventh-seed, Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., and eighth-seed, Yannaphon Larpapharat of Thailand, 261-195-246 to advance to the next match.