EL JAISH began their Association Cup campaign in style, beating Al Shamal 38-28 last week.
Though most of the Qatar internationals are skipping the tournament in view of the World Championship in January, Jaish coach Antonio Gerona preferred to field his full team, most of whom are regular starters for the national side. The winners led 17-15 at half-time, upped the ante in the second half.
Al Khor edged Al Sadd 32-31 in a thrilling tie while the match between Al Ahli and Al Gharafa ended in a 25-25 draw.
In other matches, Lekhwiya beat Qatar SC 28-24, Al Rayyan defeated Al Arabi 27-23 and El Quiyada edged Al Wakrah 28-26.