Mark Williams comfortably qualified for the Turkish Masters after beating Reanne Evans 5-1 at the Morningside Arena in Leicester on Friday.
The Welshman compiled breaks of 62, 57, and a pair of 52 contributions to ease through the preliminary phase and safely book his spot at the venue stages of the new tournament next month.
Evans had some opportunities to score but could not muster anything of substance, and reigning British Open champion Williams duly took advantage.
Women’s world champion Evans has failed to win a single match since being given a Main Tour card for the 2021/22 snooker season.
Elsewhere, Scottish Open champion Luca Brecel made a brace of tons to overcome Peter Devlin 5-1, the same scoreline in which the struggling Matthew Stevens beat Farakh Ajaib.
Stevens, a former world number four, has seen his form spiral out of control and the Welshman is in danger of being relegated from the professional circuit this year.
Another competitor from Wales, meanwhile, suffered an unexpected drubbing as Ryan Day succumbed to a 5-0 defeat against Cao Yupeng.
Zhou Yuelong, Tian Pengfei, and Fan Zhengyi were other competitors from China to make it through to the last 64 of the competition.
Among the remaining names to advance were Jamie Jones, Mark Davis, and Stuart Carrington.
The Turkish Masters qualifiers continue on Saturday with last week’s German Masters winner Zhao Xintong and John Higgins, winner of the Championship League on Friday, both in action.
Live coverage of the Turkish Masters qualifying is available on the Eurosport Player and Matchroom.Live (selected territories)
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