The 2011 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia began on April 25, 2011 in Kuwait City, Kuwait. The first game was played between Thailand and India with Thailand winning the game 29–0.Hong Kong won the tournament winning all five games against the opposing nations, claiming their first title. Hong Kong had previously won bronze at 2008 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia, which had been their best result to date. The United Arab Emirates finished second, losing only to Hong Kong in their five games and Thailand finished third after losing to Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates. Hosts, Kuwait, finished fourth with wins over Macau and India. The game between Kuwait and India finished 39–2. It was recorded as Kuwait's largest win in international ice hockey as well as India's first time they had scored multiple goals in a game. India has previously only managed to score one goal in a game against Malaysia at the 2009 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia.