Marco Fu hit two glowing centuries to achieve the third spherical of UK Championship qualifying with a 6-4 win towards rising Belgian expertise Ben Mertens on Sunday.
The three-time rating occasion winner adopted up his 6-5 victory towards Michael Holt within the first spherical in Leicester with runs of 90, 51, 104, 116 and 78 after Mertens had restored parity at 4-4 with 50, 128 and 84 of his personal.
Fu will meet Ricky Walden on Monday night time chasing two extra wins to achieve the final 32 on the York Barbican.
Elsewhere, Xu Si hit an impressive 147 within the second body of a 6-1 drubbing of Ma Hailong, the 193rd of the trendy period since 1982, amid breaks of 65, 56, 70 and 85 with Ma stopping the whitewash courtesy of a 60 within the sixth body.
Xu subsequent meets Lyu Haotian on Tuesday morning needing two extra victories to ebook his journey to York.
However he’s additionally in line to choose up the £15,000 excessive break prize on the UK.
Former German Masters champion Martin Gould booked his spot within the third spherical with a 6-0 whitewash win towards Stuart Carrington.
Gould rolled in two breaks of 62 and 52 to safe a gathering with former European Masters champion Fan Zhengyi on Monday night.
Former girls’s world champion Mink Nutcharut misplaced 6-5 to Michael White in a taut last body settled on the penultimate ball.
Mink missed a pink to proper centre needing pink and black to seal victory earlier than White held his nerve to roll in pink to the inexperienced bag as he claimed the ultimate 4 frames from 5-2 behind.
The Welshman will face World Championship semi-finalist Si Jiahui within the third spherical on Monday night time.
UK Championship first spherical: newest outcomes
- David Grace 6-5 Ryan Davies
- Michael White 6-5 Mink Nutcharut
- Andy Hicks 6-4 Mohamed Ibrahim
- James Cahill 6-2 Xing Zihao
- Marco Fu 6-4 Ben Mertens
- Daniel Wells 6-2 Ashley Carty
- Martin Gould 6-0 Stuart Carrington
- Robbie Williams 6-1 Jenson Kendrick
- Craig Steadman 6-3 Andres Petrov
- Hammad Miah 6-3 Bulcsu Revesz
- Andy Lee 6-2 Joel Connolly
- Ian Burns 6-0 Amaan Iqbal
- Rory Thor 6-0 Riley Powell
- Iulian Boiko 6-1 Liam Pullen
- Zak Surety 6-3 Allan Taylor
- Jiang Jun 6-4 Jackson Web page
- Xu Si 6-1 Ma Hailong
- Dylan Emery 6-2 Robbie McGuigan
- Dominic Dale 6-5 Stan Moody
- Julien Leclercq 6-5 Peng Yisong