The names were paired off on Tuesday ahead of the next stage at the Morningside Arena.
The second round draw for the British Open has thrown up a few more interesting ties as the competition heads towards the last 64 in Leicester.
Ranking events on the calendar are usually seeded, but the draw for every round in this year’s British Open will be randomly decided.
The process conjured up a couple of mouthwatering first-round clashes, with Mark Allen edging former partner Reanne Evans 3-2 amid a frosty atmosphere, and local boy Mark Selby repeating that scoreline against Shaun Murphy in a repeat of their World Snooker Championship final from May.
With the opening hurdle still to be completed, not every match is fully known, but Selby could be in line to face another tricky obstacle as he takes on former Crucible runner-up Ali Carter next.
Elsewhere, world number one Judd Trump may have to encounter fellow former world champion Stuart Bingham, although the latter still has to come through his opening affair against Robert Milkins.
Stephen Hendry’s reward for beating Chris Wakelin is an upcoming bout against either 1999 champion Fergal O’Brien or Gary Wilson.
John Higgins, who like Hendry triumphed in the old British Open on four occasions, will take on Cao Yupeng – who has returned strongly after making his comeback from a ban for match fixing.
Some of the other fixtures in the second round draw of the British Open that are already set in stone include Dominic Dale’s duel with fellow Welshman Mark Williams, Ken Doherty’s match against Joe O’Connor, and John Astley’s date with recent Championship League winner David Gilbert.
The round of 64 begins on Wednesday evening after the climax to round one, and every game will once again take place over the short best-of-five frames format.
Live coverage continues on ITV4 in Ireland and the UK.
British Open Second Round Draw
Ricky Walden vs Robbie Williams
Xu Si vs Barry Pinches
Joe O’Connor vs Ken Doherty
Hossein Vafaei vs Mark Allen
Ian Burns vs Duane Jones
Stuart Bingham vs Judd Trump
Noppon Saengkham vs Jimmy Robertson
Mark Selby vs Ali Carter
Pang Junxu vs Bai Langning
Martin Gould vs Lu Ning
Cao Yupeng vs John Higgins
Lukas Kleckers vs Louis Heathcote
Rory McLeod vs Ross Muir
Martin O’Donnell vs Stephen Maguire
Li Hang vs Zhang Jiankang
Mark Williams vs Dominic Dale
David Gilbert vs John Astley
Gary Wilson vs Stephen Hendry
Lee Walker or Mark King
Allan Taylor vs Jimmy White
Matthew Selt vs Michael Georgiou
Liam Highfield vs Chen Zifan
Mark Davis vs Jak Jones
Dylan Emery vs Andrew Pagett
Ben Hancorn vs Scott Donaldson
Liang Wenbo vs Hammad Miah
Oliver Lines vs David Grace
Ashley Hugill vs Anthony Hamilton
Zhou Yuelong vs Andy Hicks
Elliot Slessor vs Wu Yize
David Lilley vs Jordan Brown
Luca Brecel vs Zhao Jianbo
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