Chong added a third and final block with 1075 to take his three blocks tally to 3284 to win the qualifying round. Muhammad Azizi of Malaysia took second position with a similar 1075 final block for a total of 3236.
Indonesia's top finisher was 29th SEA Games Team silver medallist, Hardy Rachmadian and Squad D leader, Sukito Wijaya of Indonesia shared fourth position with 3222. The top women qualifier was Tannya Roumimper of Indonesia with 3186 who completed the top five.
Squad C leader, Rudy Goenawan of Indonesia finished sixth with 3160 while Squad C leader, Sharon Koh of Malaysia settled for seventh position with 3137. Her team-mate, Nora Lyana Natasia took eighth position with 3134.
2006 Doha Asian Games Doubles gold medallist, Hassan Alshaikh of Saudi Arabia and his compatriot, Mohammed Alsaud rounded out the top five with 3132 and 3126 respectively.