Despite coming back strongly with turkey from frame five, the gap was just too much for Surasak to do anything. Daniel then finished off in style with a turkey himself before marking the final frame for a high game of 256 to Surasak's 191.
"I knew I only needed to spare frame 9 to win, and instead told myself to concentrate as another important shot. I'm glad I've made it. It's the biggest win in my whole bowling career," said Daniel. "My coach Chris and I had a discussion after the warm up and we both agreed at the end what I should do."
The champion had earlier dashed Indonesia's hopes of a home victory when he edged Ryan Lalisang, 197-170 in the men's second semifinal match while the runner-up had an easy victory over TOC debutant, Aaron Kong, 178-153 in the first match.
The Malaysian champion won the top prize of US$20,000 and the prestigious title to kick start his 2006 campaign and the runner-up settled for US$6,000, not too bad considering he only made the finals after Ahmed Shaheen of Qatar pulled out.