The 2005 World Championship finalists topped their respective groups in Leicester.
Author: David Caulfield
The Masters champion got his 2021/22 campaign off to a strong start.
Stage One is nearing its conclusion in Leicester.
The experienced pair will both take part in Stage Two of the competition next month.
The Kettering cueist won both editions of the tournament last season.
There will be a random draw for each round of the returning ranking event.
The pair got their campaigns off to a strong opening.
The Chinese is competing as a professional for the first time since 2018.
The Irishman is beginning his 32nd season on the professional Main Tour.