Al Joaker had plenty of opportunities during the final, but he could not capitalise on them and made things easier for Shehab who won the match 4-0 to retain top place in the rankings.
"I expected a tough battle," Shehab said. "It was there for everyone to see that he was under tremendous amount of pressure. We both missed but I was still able to pot the crucial balls in all frames.
"I wasn't at my best in my first match and went back to the drawing board. I decided to alter my style a bit and it paid off. I have been able to score frame winning breaks whenever a chance came my way and it is really important for me."
Al Joaker drew some comfort from the fact his run tot he final moved him back to No 2 in the rankings.
"Coming into the final I had two very tough games," Al Joaker said. "In fact, those matches weren't made tough by my opponents but by myself. I had lost in the quarter-finals of the first event and that put me under a lot of pressure. I knew I would have to make it to the final of this tournament to be able to stay among the top four.
"At least I have been able to check the slide and am back in No 2 spot in the national rankings which should have a positive impact on my performances in the events to come."
The next tournament of the circuit is scheduled to take place in May.
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