Bowlers from 77 nations are competing in Honduras. All bowlers roll a total of 20 games before the cut to 24. The top eight (quarter-finalists) will compete on Friday, and the finals are to be held on Saturday. After the first round of competition on Sunday at the Planeta Sipango Bowling Centre, Hong Kong champion Wu Siu-hong was averaging 209 points per game and ranked 16th. The UAE's Mohammed Al-Qubaisi, world champion in 1988, was the men's leader, averaging 224.20 in his first five games, and has a pin total of 1,121. United States national champion Bill Hoffman has rolled the highest score of the tournament so far, 297. 'There is definitely the potential for some high scores here,' he said. 'You just have to make the right adjustments to take advantage of the lane conditions,' Hoffman told website AMF.com. The field includes last year's defending champions Mika Luoto of Finland and Shannon Pluhowsky of the US.