Ricky Walden rolled back the years with an excellent break building performance to down the recent masters champion Neil Robertson. From 3-2 down Walden stroked in breaks of 71,79 and 124 to wrap up a stunning victory and stay in the hunt for a place in the players championship.

Former masters champion Yan Bingtao cane through a tough last 32 clash with the classy David Gilbert. Bingtao badly needed this victory as he like several others are battling for a place in the players championship.

World champion Mark Selby cruised to a 5-0 victory over Barry Pinches. Selby made breaks of 50,61,75 and 77 on route to victory and will now face Yan Bingtao for a place in the quarter finals.

Here’s a review of the first round results in full below.

Judd Trumpw/oGao Yang,,,
Anthony McGill2Zhou Yuelong5
Tom Ford5Stephen Maguire2
Zhao Xintong5Mark Williams3
Kyren Wilson5Jimmy Robertson1
Michael Georgiou2Craig Steadman5
Zhang Anda3Luca Brecel5
Ricky Walden5Neil Robertson3
Andrew Higginsonw/oLiang Wenbo,,,
Liam Highfield2Fan Zhengyi5
Lyu Haotian1Mark Allen5
Kurt Maflin4Shaun Murphy5
Noppon Saengkham2Ryan Day5
Sam Craigie5Ken Doherty3
David Gilbert3Yan Bingtao5
Barry Pinches0Mark Selby5