The player from Qatar Mhanaa Alobaidli was down by two frames in his first match on the opening day of the Asian Snooker championship 2021 but a strong recovery in the third frame put him on track to win the match 4-2. The third frame went till the black ball game that changed the fate of the entire match. After that Mhanaa secured two more frames with ease to lead 3-2. In the sixth frame, Sharaf took the initial lead but Mhanaa chased brilliantly to win another black ball frame and the match 4-2. The defending champion, Pankaj Advani of India also won his match with an ease. He was playing against Ankit Man Shrestha of Nepal and defeated him 4-0 with a break of 66 in the last frame. Babar Masih of Pakistan also won his match 4-0 against another player from Nepal Nirmal Bogati. During the match, he scored two breaks of 78 and 62.