The shocks continued in China as a host of famous names departed the World Open before the last sixteen.
Reputation counts for nothing
Playing in his first major ranking event since that World Championship success in May, Leicester's Mark Selby was stunned by Thailand's Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in a 5-3 defeat. 2015 World Champion Stuart Bingham was also defeated by the same scoreline as his nemesis Ali Carter defeated him oncemore. Carter has now won 11 of the 12 meetings between the two, including their first round World Championship match three months ago.
One former World Champion was already guaranteed a second round exit when Graeme Dott met Mark Williams. Dott found himself 4-3 ahead only to get pegged back in the final two frames to lose to his Welsh counterpart.
Shocks across the board
The surprises were evident across the day's play as world number 72 Daniel Wells whitewashed the talented Kyren Wilson in double quick time. Ben Woollaston saw off home favourite Ding Junhui almost as quickly, securing a 5-1 win in a rare success for an English player this week. Wales' Ryan Day was another player to spring a surprise as he defeated Barry Hawkins in a final frame decider.
As the day began to draw to a close, there was still time for further upsets. Zhang Anda stormed past Judd Trump with a 5-2 win before Anthony McGill continued his good form after winning the Indian Open, defeating Ricky Walden 5-1.
The unpredictable string of results leaves the door wide open for the three top ten players that remain. 2015 winner Shaun Murphy defeated Jimmy Robertson without conceding a frame, whilst Latvia Open winner Neil Robertson tore through Thor Chaun Leong with a 5-1 victory. John Higgins made life difficult for himself against Michael Holt, but eventually prevailed 5-4.
The last sixteen looks as follows:
Shaun Murphy v Kurt Maflin
Joe Perry v Ben Woollaston
Neil Robertson v Ryan Day
David Brown Gilbert v Zhang Anda
Ali Carter v Daniel Wells
Mark Williams v John Higgins
Anthony McGill v Sam Craigie/Matthew Selt
Alan McManus v Thepchaiya Un-Nooh