Mark Selby crashed out of the World Grand Prix after a 4-1 upset defeat in opposition to Noppon Saengkham however there have been first-round wins for Ronnie O’Sullivan and Masters champion Judd Trump.
Selby, who gained the latest rating occasion eventually month’s English Open by beating Luca Brecel within the ultimate, was comprehensively outgunned by his Thai opponent.
There have been no indicators of nerves at developing in opposition to the world quantity two as Saengkham peeled off a 122 break to seal the opening body earlier than taking a scrappy second at The Centaur in Cheltenham.
His opponent, a four-time world champion, ate into the deficit with a 71 break however visits of 75 and 104 within the subsequent two frames secured a shock win for Saengkham, who will face O’Sullivan subsequent.
O’Sullivan was not often troubled in a doubtlessly difficult opener in opposition to Barry Hawkins, blowing away an opponent he beat within the World Championship ultimate a decade in the past.
The world primary didn’t look again after firing in a 108 break within the opener and he ultimately strolled to a commanding 4-0 victory.
Trump, who beat Mark Williams 10-8 in a closely-contested Masters ultimate final weekend, twice needed to come from behind earlier than defeating Hossein Vafaei.
Breaks of 91 and 68 – both facet of Trump’s 107 – put the Iranian 2-1 forward however the Bristol potter drew degree for a second time with a incredible 138 clearance.
He gained the subsequent two frames and can face both Joe Perry or Brecel in spherical two.
Two days after his defeat within the Alexandra Palace showpiece, Williams acquired again to successful methods because the Welshman knocked in three ton-plus breaks to defeat Jamie Jones 4-1.
Williams will tackle Ding Junhui subsequent, with the Chinese closing out a 4-0 clear sweep of Stuart Bingham with a tremendous break of 133.
Kyren Wilson defeated Robbie Williams 4-2 and can subsequent tackle Shaun Murphy or Ali Carter whereas Joe O’Connor defeated China’s Lyu Haotian by the identical scoreline to e book a conflict in opposition to Mark Allen.