2017 Asian School Doubles gold medallist, Ivan Tse and Alex Yu of Hong Kong 1 got off to a cracking start with 516 to lead Singapore by 36 pins. Jomond Chia rolled the championship's first 300 to add to Oh Han Qin's 180 for 480.
Hong Kong's lead did not last as Korea's first pair of Han Jae Hyeon and Lee Ju Hyung added a stunning 535 in the second game to leapfrog into the lead. Malaysia's Mohd Hafiz Zainuddin and Singles gold medallist, Tun Ameerul Al-Hakim moved up into second spot with 509 and Singapore slipped to third. Indonesia second pair was fourth.
Malaysia erased the 3-game record of 1409 set by Korea in 2010 with 1449 after the duo posted 516 in their third game to take over the running. Korea trailed in second as the second Korean pair of Park Geon Ha and Lim Seong Lyul took up third.
Whilst Malaysia managed only 389 in the fourth game, Han and Lee rolled 462 to regain the lead, 62 pins ahead of the Malaysian pair. Park and Lim was third, Hong Kong fourth, Japan fifth and Indonesia sixth.
The first Korean pair ended with 410 and 388 to seal victory to give Korea their second gold medal of the competition with 2698. Indonesia fired two stunning 488 and 485 to snatch the silver medal with 2639.