After six days, the last eight contenders are finally known.
Tag: Lu Ning
The Englishman advances to the second group phase of the competition.
Two of the favourites and a pair of outsiders are in with a shot of capturing the £200,000 top prize this weekend.
Only eight players are now in with a chance of capturing the 2020 title.
The Englishmen were the latest of the seeds to crash out of this week’s ranking event at the second hurdle.
Ken Doherty edged Mark Williams 6-4 in the last 64 of the China Open as the seeds continued to tumble on Tuesday in Beijing.
Stuart Bingham won his sixth career ranking title with a 4-1 victory over defending champion Ryan Day in the Gibraltar Open final on Sunday.
Four Chinese players have reached the last 16 of the 2019 Gibraltar Open after the professionals entered the fray on Friday.
Mark Williams is through to the last 16 of the UK Championship after a 6-3 victory over Noppon Saengkham at the Barbican Centre in York on Monday.