The last 4 matches of the 1st round at Green Island have been short stories. 4th seeded Karim Darwish had the longest turn, when his Hungarian opponent Mark Krajcsak was playing very well and was able to level to 1:1. But in game 3 and 4 Darwish accelerated the pace and after 42 minutes it was all over (11-7, 6-11, 11-5, 11-5). Further results:  James Willstrop (ENG) bt Aamir Atlas Khan (PAK) 11-7, 11-4, 11-4 (33m),  Thierry Lincou (FRA) bt [Q] Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (EGY) 11-7, 11-5, 11-2 (30m),  Ramy Ashour (EGY) bt Omar Mosaad (EGY) 11-7, 11-5, 11-7 (33m).
First round complete in Kuwait!