With all the held over matches completed on day 1 the last 64 matches began and the tournament has now started to take shape.

The morning session kicked off with The former Indian open champion Anthony McGill white washing Gerard Greene and Kyren Wilson beating Ashley Carty 4-2.

Elite sports management player Steven Hallworth continues to impress with an outstanding 4-2 victory over the classy Xiao Guodong making 6 breaks over 50 on route to victory.

Former Northern Ireland open champion Mark King continues his fine form with an excellent 4-0 victory over Cao Yupeng.

Reigning world champions Mark Selby cruised to a 4-1 victory over Jamie Wilson and spoke of his good recent form and is looking forward to the busy period coming up.

Barry Hawkins continued his quest for a masters spot with a tough fought 4-3 victory over Jak Jones. Hawkins who has had a lean time of things lately has finally started to show some decent form and a deep run this week could be on the cards.

Judd Trump faced in form man Jimmy Robertson in the clash of the afternoon session and it was the former world champion Trump who edge a tight affair by 4 frames to 2 and will now face Lincolnshire’s Steven Hallworth for a place in the last 16.

The new slimline John Higgins kept his excellent form going with a magnificent 4-0 victory over the in form Oliver Lines. Higgins stroked in 4 breaks of over 70 and will take some stopping here in Milton Keynes.