Ryan Day comfortably qualified for the International Championship and made a 147 break in the process at Ponds Forge on Monday.
The Welshman was in fine form as he comprehensively saw off the challenge of the women’s world number one with a 6-1 scoreline.
Day constructed the perfect 147 break in the fourth frame, marking his second of the 2023 calendar year and a fourth during his career overall.
It’s the second maximum effort from the 2023/24 snooker season, adding to Sean O’Sullivan’s 147 break at the European Masters qualifiers.
Day added runs of 128 and 62 to safely advance to the venue stages of the International Championship in November.
Elsewhere, there was disappointment for the fans of Jimmy White and Stephen Hendry as both continued their poor runs of form.
Hendry lost 6-3 to Tian Pengfei as his wait for a first win on the main tour since 2021 was prolonged, while White was downed 6-1 by Matthew Selt.
Recent European Masters champion Barry Hawkins had little trouble in overcoming Andrew Pagett, however.
The Hawk recorded breaks of 103, 59, and 52 to whitewash the Welshman.
Stephen Maguire progressed too courtesy of a 6-2 triumph over Peng Yisong, while there were victories for fellow former ranking event winners Michael White and Jordan Brown.
In a battle between a couple of up-and-coming talents within the game, Jackson Page ousted Liam Graham 6-3.
That was the same margin of victory enjoyed by Robbie Williams, Mark Joyce, and Ross Muir.
Tour rookie Long Zehuang, meanwhile, upset fellow Chinese competitor Yuan Sijun in a decider.
On Tuesday, David Gilbert, Anthony McGill, Joe Perry, and Thepchaiya Un-Nooh are among those in action.
International Championship: qualifying draw and schedule
Times in BST
Monday, September 18
Stephen Maguire 6-2 Peng Yisong
Wu Yize 3-6 Ross Muir
Tian Pengfei 6-3 Stephen Hendry
Yuan Sijun 5-6 Long Zehuang
Michael White 6-3 Himanshu Jain
Ryan Day 6-1 Mink Nutcharut
Jackson Page 6-3 Liam Graham
Mark Joyce 6-3 Andy Lee
Barry Hawkins 6-0 Andrew Pagett
Matthew Selt 6-1 Jimmy White
Robbie Williams 6-3 Ben Mertens
Jordan Brown 6-5 Sean O’Sullivan
Tuesday, September 19
Xu Si 4-6 Stuart Carrington
Cao Yupeng 6-0 Ashley Hugill
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 6-1 Andrew Higginson
Matthew Stevens 6-4 Liu Hongyu
Joe Perry 3-6 Dylan Emery
David Grace 6-2 Jenson Kendrick
David Gilbert 6-0 James Cahill
Andy Hicks 2-6 Sanderson Lam
Tom Ford 6-4 Stan Moody
Anthony McGill 6-3 Alfie Burden
Wednesday, September 20
Xiao Guodong 6-4 Ishpreet Singh
Sam Craigie 6-1 Thor Chuan Leong
Stuart Bingham 6-0 Xing Zihao
Zhang Anda 6-3 Alexander Ursenbacher
Jimmy Robertson 6-2 Anton Kazakov
Noppon Saengkham 6-3 Victor Sarkis
Graeme Dott 4-6 Liam Pullen
Hossein Vafaei 6-1 Reanne Evans
Gary Wilson 6-0 Mohamed Ibrahim
Mark Davis 6-4 Rod Lawler
Thursday, September 21
Mark Allen 6-2 Ma Hailong
Jack Lisowski 6-3 He Guoqiang
Lyu Haotian 6-5 David Lilley
Fan Zhengyi 6-2 Mostafa Dorgham
Elliot Slessor 6-2 Hammad Miah
Kyren Wilson 6-3 Adam Duffy
Mark Selby 6-2 Muhammad Asif
Jamie Jones 6-4 Ashley Carty
Mark Williams 6-0 Rebecca Kenna
Friday, September 22
Robert Milkins 4-6 Marco Fu
Si Jiahui 6-5 Julien Leclercq
Jamie Clarke 5-6 John Astley
Dominic Dale 6-3 Oliver Brown
Joe O’Connor 6-1 Baipat Siripaporn
Ali Carter 6-2 Allan Taylor
Shaun Murphy 6-1 Andres Petrov
John Higgins 6-1 Manasawin Phetmalaikul
Neil Robertson 6-4 Ryan Thomerson
Chris Wakelin 6-0 Dean Young
Saturday, September 23
Ricky Walden 6-1 Jiang Jun
Scott Donaldson 6-4 Louis Heathcote
Pang Junxu 6-3 Zak Surety
Oliver Lines 6-4 Lukas Kleckers
Jak Jones 6-2 Aaron Hill
Liam Highfield 2-6 Daniel Wells
Sunday, November 5
Judd Trump vs wildcard
Ronnie O’Sullivan vs Ken Doherty
Luca Brecel vs Ahmed Aly Elsayed
Ding Junhui vs Ian Burns
Zhou Yuelong vs Martin O’Donnell
Anthony Hamilton vs wildcard
Ben Woollaston vs wildcard
Featured photo credit: WST