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.
The pair rounded off week one at the Morningside Arena.
The Englishman is bidding to go far in the event in his home city.
The tournament will return to the snooker calendar in August.
The Hawk got his 2021/22 campaign off to a decent start.