The Scottish Open qualifiers started on Monday with the players back at the Morningside Arena in Leicester.
The third of four Home Nations series events, the Scottish Open won’t take place until the middle of December.
As usual, the top 16 seeds are among a selection of players who have had their initial fixtures held over to the venue stages in Edinburgh.
The remaining competitors on the circuit must first negotiate their early ties in the cubicles.
Day one saw victories for the likes of Anthony McGill, Noppon Saengkham, Zhou Yuelong, and Si Jiahui.
All four could challenge for spots among the elite top 16 with a few strong events over the course of the next few months.
McGill, Saengkham, and Zhou had few problems in their respective whitewash wins over Ryan Thomerson, Rebecca Kenna, and Anthony Hamilton.
World Championship semi-finalist Si was made to work a lot harder but eventually fought his way past fellow Chinese cueist Tian Pengfei in a decider.
There are several intriguing ties on Tuesday, including an all-Irish showdown between Ken Doherty and Aaron Hill, and Stuart Bingham’s clash with Michael White.
Fresh off his run to the final of the Northern Ireland Open, Chris Wakelin will also be in action again when he takes on Mark Joyce.
Later this week, the likes of Ryan Day, Joe Perry, and home hopeful Graeme Dott will be attempting to reach the last 64.
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Scottish Open qualifiers schedule
Monday, October 30
Jamie Clarke 4-2 Xiao Guodong
Cao Yupeng 4-2 David Lilley
Sanderson Lam 4-3 Fan Zhengyi
Noppon Saengkham 4-0 Rebecca Kenna
Zhou Yuelong 4-0 Anthony Hamilton
Si Jiahui 4-3 Tian Pengfei
Alfie Burden 4-1 Ian Burns
Oliver Lines 4-0 John Astley
Anthony McGill 4-0 Ryan Thomerson
Ashley Carty 4-2 Andres Petrov
Tuesday, October 31st (Times: UTC)
Ma Hailong 2-4 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
Ben Wooollaston 2-4 Manasawin Phetmalaikul
Mink Nutcharut 0-4 Xu Si
Chris Wakelin 4-2 Mark Joyce
David Gilbert 4-3 Jak Jones
Duane Jones 3-4 Jimmy White
Liam Pullen 1-4 Zak Surety
Ken Doherty 1-4 Aaron Hill
Jackson Page 4-1 Himanshu Jain
Martin O’Donnell 4-2 Andrew Pagett
Jordan Brown 4-2 Adam Duffy
Stuart Bingham 4-0 Michael White
Stuart Carrington 1-4 Lukas Kleckers
Wednesday, November 1st (Times: UTC)
Ryan Day 4-2 Jiang Jun
Andy Hicks 2-4 Zhang Anda
Joe Perry 2-4 Lyu Haotian
Scott Donaldson 4-3 Ashley Hugill
Ahmed Aly Elsayed 0-4 Ben Mertens
Ricky Walden 4-3 Hammad Miah
Rod Lawler 1-4 Robbie Williams
Ross Muir 1-4 Dominic Dale
Matthew Stevens 4-0 Victor Sarkis
Joe O’Connor 4-0 Andy Lee
Tom Ford 4-1 Louis Heathcote
Anton Kazakov 2-4 Jenson Kendrick
Thursday, November 2nd (Times: UTC)
Yuan Sijun 4-0 Muhammad Asif
Peng Yisong 0-4 He Guoqiang
Wu Yize 0-4 Alexander Ursenbacher
Rory Thor 4-1 Graeme Dott
Baipat Siripaporn 0-4 Julien Leclercq
James Cahill 4-3 Stan Moody
Andrew Higginson 4-3 Allan Taylor
Liam Highfield 4-0 Dean Young
Fergal O’Brien 3-4 Xing Zihao
Reanne Evans 2-4 Martin Gould
Monday, December 11th (Times: UTC)
Gary Wilson vs Elliot Slessor
Jimmy Robertson vs Amaan Iqbal
Mark Selby vs Sean O’Sullivan
Ding Junhui vs David Grace
Mark Williams vs Sam Craigie
Ronnie O’Sullivan vs Liam Graham
Barry Hawkins vs Pang Junxu
Ali Carter vs Long Zehuang
Not before 2pm
Hossein Vafaei vs Daniel Wells
Jack Borwich vs Ishpreet Singh Chadha
Shaun Murphy vs Liu Hongyu
Luca Brecel vs Iulian Boiko
Kyren Wilson vs Mostafa Dorgham
Robert Milkins vs Mark Davis
Judd Trump vs Sydney Wilson
Not before 8pm
Mark Allen vs Jamie Jones
Jack Lisowski vs Mohamed Ibrahim
John Higgins vs Oliver Brown
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