The number sixteen has already been whittled down to eight in the race for the £125,000 cheque.
Tag: Mark Selby
A high-quality octet will vie to reach the last four.
There are still 32 first-round matches to be played.
The Welshman had been in the doldrums for a couple of years after a dismal run of form.
The Northern Irishman previously reached the final of the competition in 2013.
The non-ranking event gets under way on Sunday in Milton Keynes.
There was plenty of drama on day three of the competition in Milton Keynes.
The “Jester” claimed the £70,000 top prize and raised the trophy aloft in Milton Keynes.
The pair will battle for the £70,000 top prize and the Stephen Hendry Trophy.