Cheng kicked off the final with a strike while his challenger and 17th Koahsiung International Open Masters first runner-up, Hsieh Chin-Liang missed a single pin in his opening frame. The Thai struck again in the third and fourth frames to open up a 43 pins lead after the Taiwanese opened again in the fourth frame.
Although Hsieh struck twice in the seventh and eighth frames, Cheng responded supberly with a strike to maintain a decent gap going into the final frame. Hsieh's final-frame strike did not matter as the Thai ended the match with a 229-210 victory.
The champion had earlier ousted 17th Kaohsiung International Open Masters second runner-up, Lin Pai-Feng of Chinese Taipei, 230-210 in the second semi-final match to reach the final. Cheng also dispatched newly-crowned 17th Koahsiung International Open Masters champion, Tsai Chih-Yuen, 234-220 in the second round.
Cheng survived the opening round with a 193-187 narrow win over Tsai Ting-Yun of Chinese Taipei. Hsieh took out compatriot, Wu Hao-Ming 245-211 in the all-Taiwanese first semi-final match and another fellow-countrymen Chen Chia-Hsing, 197-186 in Round 2.