The Hong Kong Football Club pairing of David Tou and Tony Tong charged into the quarter-finals of the pairs competition at the Hong Kong International Classic yesterday in a victorious day for the SAR. Tou and Tong's exploits at Craigengower Cricket Club completed a fine day for SAR bowlers as host players Fung Kee-tong and Willie Lai also reached the last eight. Hong Kong's performance made up for last week's showing by the SAR when not a single bowler managed to appear in the quarter-finals of the singles competition. Tou and Tong showed their class when they racked up an 18-15 win over fancied pairing Eric Joannes and Neil Burkett, last week's singles finalist, of South Africa. The local pair returned to the rink to score a fine 22-10 win over Americans Michael Ashton-Phillips and Ian Ho. And the Club combination continued their momentum when they guaranteed a last eight place by defeating Hong Kong's Adam Poynton and James Cheng 23-16 to move to fourth place on 14 points. CCC's Fung and Lai enjoyed similar success, defeating Kowloon Bowling Green Club's Tony Chiu and Darwood Karamdin 21-19 in the morning session, before following that up with a 25-23 win over Indian Recreation Club's Darshan Kohli and J. S. Dhillon. They then assured themselves a quarter-final place by defeating Hong Kong's Harry Thornton and Nelson To 29-10 in their evening session. CCC ended the day in fourth place in Division Two on 15 points, three points less than table toppers Scotland (Alex Marshall and George Sneddon). Also through to the last eight from Division Two were New Zealand's Mike Galloway and Paul Girdler and Ireland's Jonathon Ross and Noel Graham, the defending champions in the competition. From Division One, South Africa's Eric Johannes and Neil Burkett, Wales' Robert Jones and Jason Greenslade - last week's singles champion - and Australia's Brett Duprez and Adam Jeffery, who led the table on 18 points, are guaranteed a quarter-final place. There is one more round to play this morning to complete the round-robin phase of the competition and determine the quarter-finals scheduled this afternoon. Organisers said it was the first time in 'many years' that no team had come through the robin robin preliminaries unbeaten.