Masters runner-up Kyren Wilson thrashed Li Yuan 6-0 in the qualifying round of the China Open on Tuesday.
Wilson missed out on a first Triple Crown title when he lost 10-7 to Mark Allen in the Masters final earlier this month. But he bounced back with a fine display against Li, knocking in top breaks of 83, 83, 101 and 52. He goes through to Beijing in April to compete for a total prize fund of £1 million.
John Higgins came from 3-2 down to beat Adam Duffy 6-3. Breaks of 51 and 121 helped Higgins win the last four frames and ensure his place in the final stages.
Anthony McGill had a marathon battle against Thor Chuan Leong. McGill trailed 4-2 and 5-4 but eventually won 6-5 at 12.30am.
Former China Open champion Stephen Maguire beat James Wattana 6-3 with a top break of 115.
Sam Baird came from 4-3 down to edge out Iran’s Soheil Vahedi 6-5, while Kurt Maflin recovered a 5-3 deficit to beat Ashley Hugill 6-5, making a 66 in the deciding frame.
Thailand’s Noppon Saengkham top scored with 112 in a 6-4 win over Ken Doherty.