Ding Junhui was despatched tumbling out of the WST Basic on the first hurdle by Xu Si, leaving his Tour Championship hopes hanging within the stability.
Ding’s exit has opened the door for a bunch of gamers, notably Jack Lisowski, to ebook a spot within the discipline in Hull on the finish of this month.
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He appeared properly positioned to qualify as breaks of 133 and 59 enabled him to drive a decider, however Ding was left chilly within the closing body a Xu clinched the win with a unbelievable 138.
Shuan Murphy’s kind is peaking in direction of the enterprise finish of the season, and he breezed to a 4-0 win over Oliver Brown, with an excellent 140 – the very best break of the event thus far – within the second body the spotlight.
John Higgins’ kind is a great distance in need of the place he would really like it to be, however he battled his strategy to a 4-3 win over Michael White. The Scot will face Mark Joyce in spherical two following his 4-1 win over Gerard Greene.
Mark Selby misplaced the opening body, however hit again to win 4 on the spin to safe victory over Robbie McGuigan.
Stephen Maguire has had a torrid season, however he fought off a potential shock by rallying from three frames all the way down to beat Alexander Ursenbacher 4-3.
Dechawat Poomjaeng made a century but it surely was his solely contribution of be aware as Ali Carter secured a 4-1 win, whereas Thepchaiya Un-Nooh was a 4-2 winner over Asjad Iqbal and Liam Highfield noticed off Marco Fu 4-1.
Chris Wakelin wrapped up a 4-1 win over Reanne Evans with a century within the concluding body, Matthew Selt fought again to beat Michael Holt 4-3 and Andrew Pagett noticed off Tom Ford by the identical scoreline. Defeat ended Ford’s slim hopes of constructing the Tour Championship.
Anthony Hamilton continues to play to an honest commonplace on the age of 51, and he produced a battling show to say a 4-3 win over Farakh Ajaib. His opponent in spherical two might be Matttew Selt.
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