A farcical decision saw an already eliminated player given a second chance.
The competition enters its fourth week.
The Englishman got off to a positive start.
The Englishman had a 100% record in his group.
The 2005 World Championship finalists topped their respective groups in Leicester.
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.