Eight players remain in with a shot of glory in the revamped round-robin competition.
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The Irishman has taken full advantage of the short format to move to within the brink of a place in the final.
The “Jester” was a finalist in the competition for consecutive years back in 2008 and 2009.
The Englishman is bidding to win the tournament for a fourth time after previous successes in 2009, 2014, and 2016.
The competition is being staged as a ranking event for the first time in its history.
The Chinese competitor topped Group 32 after the “Rocket” decided to skip the event.
There are only two more spots available in the second phase of the competition.
The world number two was due to constest his first-round group on Monday in Milton Keynes.
The Kettering cueist reached the World Championship final in August, where he lost to Ronnie O’Sullivan.