3rd December, Hong Kong: After near misses in two events, fourth-seed Team USA delivered its first gold medal at the 2018 CGSE Million Tinkle World Men Championships with victory over Indonesia, 632-551 in the Trios final.
Fourth-seed, Kyle Troup, EJ Tackett and Andrew Anderson had to dig deep to beat topseed, Kim Kyungmin and Park Jongwoo of Korea, 695-654 in the first semi-final to earn a third crack at the gold medal match.
Second-seed, Billy Muhammad Islam, Hardy Rachmadian and Ryan Lalisang of Indonesia also had a narrow victory over third-seed, Mattias Wetterberg, Jesper Svensson and Martin Larsen of Sweden, 632-591 in the other semi-final match.
In the final match, Indonesia had a slight advantage when Sweden's anchorman, Anderson failed to spare his opening frame while Indonesia's anchorman doubled in the second and third frames. Islam then had a bad split in the fourth but Lalisang added a third strike.