Jamie Jones emerged as the winner of an entertaining affair with Zhou Yuelong to qualify for the Welsh Open on Friday.
The 34 year-old from Wales will participate at the venue stages of his home event after denying the Chinese competitor in a decider.
Countryman Michael White also made it through thanks to a peculiar 4-0 victory over Xiao Guodong at the Aldersley Arena in Wolverhampton.
White didn’t have to even lift his cue to win the opening two frames, with Xiao docked for arriving late for the scheduled fixture.
Two-time former ranking event winner White took full advantage and won the only two frames contested for a resounding success.
Elsewhere several matches lasted the distance in what was the fourth day of preliminary action for the last Home Nations tournament of the campaign.
Amateur Si Jiahui won the last three frames with breaks of 93, 58, and 52 to deny veteran Nigel Bond, Cao Yupeng pipped fellow Chinese cueist Fan Zhengyi, and Lukas Kleckers held off Michael Georgiou in a nail-biting climax.
Gary Wilson, the British Open runner-up from the start of this term, was a 4-3 winner too following his narrow defeat of Peter Lines.
Michael Holt and Allan Taylor were the other names to advance to the last 64 of the competition after respective wins against Martin O’Donnell and Jamie O’Neill.
On Saturday, the qualifying continues with the likes of Ding Junhui, Jack Lisowski, and David Gilbert entering the fray.
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