As can be seen from the following table no surprise results or upsets. Almost the top seeds won their games against those seeded in the lower half. The exception was Rahman Masruri (unrated) who held 6th seed Uzbek GM Iuldachev Saidali to a draw on board 6. Also, Najib Abdul Wahab of Malaysia who is unrated managed to draw against IM Gokhale Chandrashekhar.
The last game to end for round 1 was between Hassian Pengabian vs Mohamed Abdul Haq which was a marathon endgame but ended up with a peaceful draw.