Graeme Dott fought back from behind to beat Zhang Anda 4-3 in the British Open qualifiers on Wednesday.
After taking the opening frame, Dott was consigned to his seat as his opponent reeled off a brilliant brace of century breaks.
But the 2006 world champion restored parity in the fourth frame and regained the lead in the next with a run of 83.
Zhang managed to force a deciding frame, but Dott sealed his place at the venue stages of next month’s British Open with a 71 contribution.
Chris Wakelin also advanced after a 4-3 thriller, but in significantly different circumstances.
The Snooker Shoot Out champion found himself 3-0 behind against Welshman Andrew Pagett.
Yet Wakelin clawed his way back into the contest and won the remaining four frames to stay alive in the competition.
Elsewhere, women’s world champion Baipat Siripaporn won her first frame as a professional player.
But despite losing the opening frame, Liu Hongyu prevailed from a scrappy affair to emerge as a 4-1 winner.
That was the same scoreline which Anthony Hamilton, Tian Pengfei, Yuan Sijun, and Andy Hicks registered against their respective opposition.
Rod Lawler was the last winner on day three at the Morningside Arena in Leicester, the veteran overcoming Sam Craigie 4-2.
On Thursday, the British Open qualifiers continue with Hossein Vafaei and last weekend’s US Women’s Open champion Mink Nutcharut among those featuring.
There is live coverage in the UK on WST’s Facebook channel, in Europe on discovery+, and in other territories outside China on Matchroom.Live.
The top 16 seeds in the random-draw British Open have their fixtures held over to the venue stages in September.
British Open qualifiers schedule
Monday, August 14th
Lukas Kleckers 1-4 Si Jiahui
Ma Hailong 4-2 Ian Burns
Manasawin Phetmalaikul 1-4 Ishpreet Singh
Stephen Hendry 2-4 Muhammad Asif
James Cahill 1-4 Tom Ford
Louis Heathcote 2-4 Ben Mertens
Alfie Burden 2-4 Ken Doherty
Fergal O’Brien 4-1 Andres Petrov
Tuesday, August 15th
Hammad Miah 4-3 Zhou Yuelong
Robbie Williams 4-0 Pang Junxu
Oliver Brown 4-3 Himanshu Jain
Xu Si 4-0 Ricky Walden
Dominic Dale 4-1 Mark Joyce
Liam Pullen 0-4 Oliver Lines
Jenson Kendrick 1-4 David Grace
Adam Duffy 1-4 Scott Donaldson
Wednesday, August 16th
Graeme Dott 4-3 Zhang Anda
Baipat Siripaporn 1-4 Liu Hongyu
Rory McLeod 1-4 Tian Pengfei
Dylan Emery 1-4 Yuan Sijun
Andrew Higginson 1-4 Andy Hicks
Chris Wakelin 4-3 Andrew Pagett
Rod Lawler 4-2 Sam Craigie
Anthony Hamilton 4-1 Aaron Hill
Thursday, August 17th
Mohamed Ibrahim 4-3 Mink Nutcharut
Liam Graham 4-3 Cao Yupeng
Elliot Slessor 2-4 He Guoqiang
Andy Lee 1-4 Hossein Vafaei
David Gilbert 4-1 Ryan Thomerson
Jackson Page 2-4 Ashley Carty
Stuart Carrington 3-4 Ross Muir
Ashley Hugill 4-2 Jak Jones
Friday, August 18th
David Lilley 1-4 Lyu Haotian
Thor Chuan Leong 4-1 Alexander Ursenbacher
Wu Yize 4-2 Martin Gould
Noppon Saengkham 4-1 Xing Zihao
Victor Sarkis 0-4 Matthew Stevens
Jordan Brown 3-4 Daniel Wells
Joe Perry 2-4 Sanderson Lam
Michael White 2-4 Zak Surety
Saturday, August 19th
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 4-0 Reanne Evans
Mark Davis 3-4 Fan Zhengyi
Xiao Guodong 4-2 Marco Fu
Jamie Jones 4-0 Mostafa Dorgham
Stuart Bingham 4-0 John Astley
Matthew Selt 4-0 Liam Highfield
Julien Leclercq 4-2 Dean Young
Stephen Maguire 4-0 Jimmy White
Held over fixtures
(to be played in Cheltenham)
Monday, September 25th
Ryan Day vs Sean O’Sullivan
Luca Brecel vs Ding Junhui
Ronnie O’Sullivan vs Jimmy Robertson
Mark Allen vs Anthony McGill
Judd Trump vs Anton Kazakov
Mark Selby vs Ben Woollaston
Neil Robertson vs Jamie Clarke
Shaun Murphy vs Rebecca Kenna
Kyren Wilson vs Martin O’Donnell
Mark Williams vs Peng Yisong
John Higgins vs Long Zehuang
Ali Carter vs Allan Taylor
Robert Milkins vs Jiang Jun
Jack Lisowski vs Joe O’Connor
Gary Wilson vs Ahmed Aly Elsayed
Barry Hawkins vs Stan Moody
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