"I used the same ball for both the rounds and it paid dividen. But honestly, the victory hasn't sunk in yet. This is a big win for me and I have to thank my federation, my coach and my team-mates for cheering me and supporting me during the stepladder finals."
Chan settled for HK$25,000. The first runner-up ousted third-seed, Dhruv Sarda of India and winner of the first stepladder match and defending champion, Ryan Lalisang of Indonesia, 201-182-189 to advance to the title match.
Lalisang, who took home HK$16,000 as second runner-up, dispatched fifth-seed and compatriot, Hengki Susanto and sixth-seed, Michael Mak of Hong Kong, 246-186-235 to advance to the second match.
The champion had earlier topped the second round with a total of 1781. Chan finished second with 1719 and Sarda third with 1699. Lalisang rolled two big games in the seventh and eighth game to leapfrog into fourth with 1697.
Hengki and Mak hung on to fifth and sixth positions to qualify for the stepladder finals with 1671 and 1670 respectively. Thailand's Annop Arromsaranon missed the cut by 14 pins to finsih in seventh position with 1656.
The top 16 Asiam men and top 16 Asian women in the finals result hae qualified for the 2017 ABF Tour Hong Kong leg which will be held at SCAA Bowling Centre commencing at 2.00 pm local time. Live TV broadcast by i-Cable will commence with the semi-finals at 4.00 pm.