Hong Kong had mixed results on the third day of the World Championships in Adelaide although in the overall picture, the territory's teams look increasingly unlikely to be among the medals. The pairs team of Noel Kennedy and Willie Lai recovered from their second defeat of the tournament, against New Zealand, to beat Malaysia 20-18 and Kenya 30-13. But they are unlikely to catch Group B leaders New Zealand and Ireland who continued their good form. Only the top team in each of the four groups advance to the semi-finals. The Kiwis followed up their 21-14 victory over Hong Kong by beating the United States 20-16 and Cook Islands 32-8. Ireland also beat those same two countries, triumphing 30-8 over the United States and 35-13 over Cook Islands. The territory's triples team of Danny Ho, Ken Wallis, and Mel Stewart were beaten 22-13 by New Zealand in Group D for their second loss of the tournament. The trio then saw their chances of a play-off place virtually disappear when they were beaten 21-16 by Fiji. Hong Kong were fourth in Group D with four points from two wins. New Zealand and Engand lead the standings with eight points from four victories. Although Hong Kong are unlikely to win honours in pairs or triples, the territory can look forward to the second week of competition at Adelaide's Lockleys Club when Kennedy competes in the singles events and the other four bowlers team up for the rinks.