Annop, who had only managed to finish tenth in the preliminaries, was awarded the eighth and final quarter-final spot based on the rule that only two players from each NOC can advance into the quarter-finals. Kang Hee Won and Kim Kyung Min of Korea finished second and third while a third Korean, Choi Bok Eum had to give away his spot to Annop.
Annop sailed past Squad A winner and top-seed, Wang Zhiyong of China, 217-160 in the quarter-final match to advance to the semi-final. The Thai was equally impressive when he dispatched fourth-seed, Wu Hao-Ming of Chinese Taipei, 226-184 to reach the final.
Seventh-seed, Kenneth Chua of Philippines out-classed sixth-seed, Ivan Tse of Hong Kong, 264-228 to face Annop in the gold-medal final match. The Filipino got off to a poor start with a split in his opening frame which he failed to spare.