Meanwhile it was double joy for Malaysia when another topseed, Syafiq Ridhwan took the Men's title after defeating challenger, Baek Jong Yun of Korea, 251-215 in the championship match.
Baek had earned the right to challenge Syafiq after he easily dispatched third-seed, Michael Mak of Hong Kong and winner of the first match, Zoe Dias Ma of Macau, 279-192-224 in the semi. Dias Ma eliminated two Malaysian lefties, Alex Liew and newly-crowned Singapore Open champion, Rafiq Ismail, 258-238-225 in the first match.
Syafiq pocketed the top prize MOP$70,000 (approx. US$8,500) as champion with Baek settling for MOP$30,000 as first runner-up. Dias Ma earned MOP$15,000 as second runner-up as Mak, Liew and Rafiq took home MOP$6,000, MOP$5,000 and MOP$4,000 respectively.
Baek finished second in Round 2 with 1933, just eight pins behind Syafiq. Mak claimed third spot with 1907, Liew fourth with 1893, Rafiq with 1879 and Dias Ma 1873. Liew rolled the seventh perfecto in the opening game of Round 2.