29th November, Hong Kong: 2017 South-East Asian Games Team silver medallists and Indonesia's first trio of Ryan Lalisang, Billy Muhammad Islam and Hardy Rachmadian led from start to finish to lead the first squad of the Trios at the 2018 CGSE Million Tinkle World Men Championships.
The Indonesian trio got off to a splendid start with 676 in their opening game to lead the strong first Canadian trio of Dan MacLelland, Francois Lavoie and Mitch Hupe by 23 pins. Denmark's Mike Stampe Dan Ostergaard-Poulsen and Jimmy Dan Mortensen was third, just one pin adrift.
Doubles Semi-finals topseed of EJ Tackett and Andrew Anderson teamed up with Kyle Troup also started off well with 639 for fourth with France and Singapore keeping pace. Indonesia added another fine 673 in the second game to extend their lead to 48 pins.
Canada shot 648 to remain in second. Sweden's first trio of Markus Jansson, Pontus Andersson and Peter Helstrom rooled a superb 676 to take up third spot with the Danes slipping behind the Team USA.