60 boys from fifteen countries and 34 girls from nine countries have been entered for the week-long championships which will get underway on October 22. The previous championships held in Macau, China in 2015 attracted 58 boys and 40 girls from fifteen countries.
Guam, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei and host, Philippines have full teams (4 boys and 4 girls) while Australia has 4 boys and 2 girls. Bahrain, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have fielded only 4 boys each.
Tournament Director, Dr Danny Santos chaired the team managers' meeting held at EDSA Shangri-la Hotel earlier where players' names were confirmed, rules and regulations elaborated and schedule finalised. Mr Alex Lim, Organizing Chairman and ABF Ex-Co member, welcomed team officials to the championships and thanked them for their support.