3rd December, Hong Kong: Team USA hauled themselves up from third in the first block with 1077, 1074 and 1031 to end the second block of the 5-player Team event to qualify for the Semi-finals of the 2018 CGSE World Men Championships as topseed.
EJ Tackett, Jakob Butturff (alternated by Chris Barnes). Kyle Troup, Andrew Anderson and Tommy Jones got off the block with 1077 in the fourth game to take over the lead from overnight leader, Germany, who slipped to second with 1018.
France stayed in third position with 1059 and Indonesia remaining in fourth position with 1086. Singapore, who was tenth in the first block, posted the highest fourth game of 1105 to hail themselves up to fifth spot.
Whilst USA continued setting the pace with 1074 in the fifth game, Canada's David Simard, Zach Wilkins, Mitch Hupe, Francois Lavoie and Dan MacLelland rolled a sizzling 1132 to leapfrog from sixth to second.