Missing this year's grand finals is former two-time champion, Wendy Chai of Malaysia, who won the inaugural TOC finals in 2005 and last year's crown. Also missing is two-time Indonesia leg champion and reigning TOC champion, Alex Liew. Also missing is 2006 champion, Daniel Lim, all from Malaysia.
The battle will not be easy as some of the top bowlers have impressive strings of titles going into the finals. Current Asian Ranked No. 1 is the prolific, Jason Belmonte of Australia, who has won four international titles including the World Tenpin Masters and runner-up spots in the Kuwait leg and the recent AMF World Cup.
Belmonte, who was last year's runner-up, won the 2006 International Junior All Stars, the inaugural Canon Cup, the World Tenpin Masters title and this year's Indonesia Open. The two-handed Aussie will enter the TOC as a firm favourite.