Both players are seeking a second career victory in the Home Nations series.
Tag: Mark Allen
Two wins separate the remaining players from the £70,000 top prize.
Eight players remain in the chase for the £70,000 top prize.
The world number two hasn’t lost in the event since 2017.
It was the Pistol’s second career maximum break in competitive play.
Every top 16 member in action made it through the first hurdle unscathed.
The Northern Irishman came from behind to advance to the next round.
After a 17-year absence the tournament returns to the calendar.
His success comes after four previous defeats in ranking event finals.