Lu Ning came from 2-0 down to beat Ryan Day 4-3 and reach the final stages of the BetVictor English Open.
Day won the BetVictor Shoot Out in Milton Keynes last season, but he won’t be at the same venue when the BetVictor English Open world ranking event runs from November 1-7.
China’s Lu, a semi-finalist at the UK Championship last season, won three frames in a row with top breaks of 70 and 61 to go 3-2 ahead. Day took frame six and had first chance in the decider, but made only 28, and Lu took it with runs of 57 and 14.
Oliver Lines maintained his fine start to the season as he beat Zhang Anda 4-0 with top runs of 66, 59 and 71. Tian Pengfei top scored with 60 in a 4-0 defeat of Barry Pinches while Joe O’Connor saw off Pang Junxu 4-1 with a high break of 81.
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