The last-32 fixture completely changed after the mid-session interval.
Tag: Ding Junhui
The “Rocket” is bidding for a record-extending eighth crown in the prestigious invitational.
The non-ranking event gets under way on Sunday in Milton Keynes.
The Chinese number one joins four others in the newly formed group.
Eight players are still in contention in what is the penultimate ranking event of 2020.
It was a mixed day for the marquee players as the action resumed at the Marshall Arena.
The Race to the Masters is heating up with several players vying for the final spots.
The second oldest ranking event carries a top prize worth £200,000.
Four players inside and four players outside the top 16 in the world rankings remain in the hunt for glory.