Not a great return to home soil for successful Q School participant Ahmed Saif, as he had two 5 - 2 losses against Andy Lee Chun Wai and Shivam Arora in the group stages, although 3rd place was enough to see him through to the knockout draw.
Group winners were Saleh Mohammad (Afghanistan), Amir Sarkosh (Iran), Wang Yuchen (China), Mohammad Sajjad (Pakistan), Andy Lee Chun Wai (Hong Kong), Mohammad Asif (Pakistan), Passakorn Suwannawat (Thailand) and Yuttapop Pakpoj (Thailand).
Draw for the knockout stage:
Ali Jalil Ali (Iraq) v Raymond Fung Kwok Wai (Hong Kong), winner plays Amir Sarkosh
Ehsan Heydari Nezhad (Iran) v Abdul Raouf Hasan Saigh (Saudi Arabia), winner plays Andy Lee Chun Wai
Ali Obaidly (Qatar) v Mohanna Obaidly (Qatar), winner plays Wang Yuchen
Mohammad Al Joaker (UAE) v Khalid Sulaeman Al Astal (Palestine), winner plays Passakorn Suwannawat
Marvin Lim Chun Kiat (Singapore) v Mohammed Shehab (UAE), winner plays Mohammad Asif
Ahmed Saif (Qatar) v Wang Zepeng (China), winner plays Mohammad Sajjad
Shivam Arora (India) v Laxman Rawat (India), winner plays Saleh Mohammad
Ammar Mored Taqi (Kuwait) v Mosen Bukshaisha (Qatar), winner plays Yuttapop Pakpoj