The winner should be offered a place on the Pro Tour for the next 2 seasons.
Defending Champion is Afghanistan's Saleh Mohammad, who didn't take up his place on the Pro Tour last year, and last years runner-up Omar Al Kojah of Syria is also competing.
Also involved will be China's Zhào Xīntóng, runner-up at the 2013 IBSF World Championship, and the 2012 IBSF World Champion, Pakistan's Muhammad Asif.
Other players of note include Dharminder Lilly (India), Yuttapop Pakpoj (Thailand), Niú Zhuàng (China), Andy Lee (Hong Kong), Karam Fatima (Syria), Kamal Chawla (India), Hamza Akbar (Pakistan), Alan Lin Tang Ho (Hong Kong), Soheil Vahedi (Iran), Marvin Lim Chun Kiat (Singapore), Rory Thor (Malaysia), Raymond Fung (Hong Kong), Brijesh Damani (India), Mohammad Rais Senzahi (Afghanistan), Mohammad Reza (Malaysia), Ehsan Heydari Nezhad (Iran), Mohammed Al Joaker (UAE), 2004 Asian Under 21 Champion Pramual Jantad (Thailand), Mohsen Bukshaisha (Qatar), Tommy Ang Boon Chin (Singapore), Chén Zĭfán (China), Mohamed Shehab (UAE) and 2005 Asian Under 21 Champion Moh Keen Hoo (Malaysia).
Also there are players from Bahrain, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Mongolia, Palestine, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Taiwan.
Sadly no entries from Indonesia or Myanmar, despite their players having done well at last years SEA Games.
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