The opening Ceremony started with a March past of the 88 countries, followed on formal speeches and the cultural dancing. There was also a presentation of a check to the first GM of Turkey of $10,000 Euro (RM 50,000). (Sorry, we did not catch his name) The GM looks around his early twenties a the most.
The technical meeting was held after the Opening Ceremony with Coach Azman and Head of Delegation En. Zuhri attending.