A little (but not a lot) surprised to see Ahmed Saif in the field, partnered by Mohsen Bukshaisha in the Qatar 1 team.
Less surprised to see Hossein Vafaei Ayouri is going from the Asian Under 21s to this as he can't get on the Pro Tour, partners Ehsan Heydari Nezhad in the second Iranian team.
Mohamed Khairy is partnered with Yasser El Sherbeeny in the Egypt 2 team.
Rodney Goggins is planning to go from the European Championship to this, partners Brendan O'Donoghue in the Ireland 1 team.
Also headed there from the Europeans are Kacper Filipiak and Mateusz Baranowski (Poland 3), and their compatriot Krzysztof Wróbel is joined in the Poland 1 team by Michał Zieliński, whilst Patryk Masłowski is joined in the Poland 2 team by Marcin Nitschke.
Other notable teams
Callum Downing / Nick Jennings (England)
Greg Casey / Karl Fitzpatrick (Ireland 2)
Gareth Allen / Jamie Clarke (Wales)
Andy Lee / Raymond Fung (Hong Kong 1)
Kamal Chawla/Dharminder Lilly (India 2)
Sourav Kothari / Shivam Arora (India 3)
Soheil Vahedi / Amir Sarkhosh (Iran 1)
Muhammad Asif / Muhammad Sajjad (Pakistan)
Omar Alkojah / Karam Fatima (Syria)
Boonyarit Keattikun / Kritsanut Lertsattayathorn (Thailand)
Mohammad Rais Senzahi / Nadir Khan Sultani (Afghanistan)
Cale Barrett / Ryan Thomerson (Australia 1)
Yousfi Chaouki / Akdi Soulaimane (Morocco)
Mohamed Shehab / Mohammed Aljoaker (UAE 1)
Other countries represented in the Mens are France, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Mongolia, Palestine, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Tunisia and Yemen.
A small but quality field in the Womens event, sadly no teams yet from the British Isles (entries are taken until Sunday).
Jessica Woods / Kathy Parashis (Australia 1)
Sue Martin / Kathy Howden (Australia 2)
Gantan El-Askary / Maha Helmy (Egypt)
Zoe Ng On Yee / Ka Kai Wan (Hong Kong)
Vidya Pillai / Amee Kamani (India 1)
Chitra M / Neeta Sanghvi (India 2)
Revanna Umadevi / Arantxa Sanchis (India 3)
Malgorsata Sikorska / Aleksandra Wojtecka (Poland)
Anastasia Nechaeva / Daria Sirotina (Russia)
Amornrat Uamduang / Siripaporn Nuanthakhamjan (Thailand)
And Darren Morgan another headed for this after the Europeans, playing in the Masters partnered with Elfed Evans. Two Irish teams in the Masters, Keith Sheldrick & Dylan Rees are Ireland 1, Stephen Merrigan & Brendan Thomas are Ireland 2. And ex-pro Tai Pichit (aka Chuchart Trairattanapradit) has entered this too! Partnered by Phisit Chandsri in the Thailand team. Saleh Mohammad, Afghanistan's 2013 Asian Snooker Champion, is old enough to be in the Masters event, he's partnered by Zemarai Hassas.
Generally the players in the Mens and Masters Team Championships are also the competitors in the Mens Six Reds, but there are normally some differences (an extra Iranian, Moroccan and Pole for instance). At the moment there are Iraqi players just entered for the Six Reds, don't know if that's a mistake. Not sure which Muhammad Asif is entered for the Team event for Pakistan, but they're both entered for the Six Reds.
Neena Praveen from India is only entered in the Womens Six Reds, plus there are 3 Moroccan women and a Syrian.
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