The Last 32: The tournament is nearing its final stage!
After World Champion Luca Brecel was unable to appear at the venue due to illness, Lukas Kleckers automatically made it into the round of 16.
Tom Ford was in good form when he won 3-0 against Jed Mann. Tom opened the game with a 63 and played a century of 105 points to finish.
Robert Milkins advanced in similar fashion with 3:0 against Eric Ruiz. Robert played an 82 in frame number 2.
David Grace started the game with a break of 57 against Mario Bodlos, who won the 2nd frame. But David then took the next two frames for a 3-1 victory.
In a closely contested match, Allan Taylor beat Garry Balter 3-1. Garry was able to grab the 3rd frame, but got the short end of the stick in the other frames.
Alexander Ursenbacher was also able to celebrate a 3:1 victory against Wayne Brown. After Wayne was able to get the 3rd frame, Alexander played a 73 to win the match.
The Austrian Florian Nüßle had to go into a decider against Daan Leyssen. After a 2-1 lead, Daan played a 69 to force the decider. There, however, Florian kept his cool and fixed his place in the round of 16 with an 80 break.
Nigel Bond simply completed his task against Martin Oriňák with a 3-0 victory. In frame one, Nigel played a strong 83. After struggling a bit in the 2nd frame, he was able to win frame number 3 in solid fashion again.
The "century man" of the last 32 was Jack Bradford, who played two breaks of 115 points in his 3-1 victory over Fabian Haken.
Iulian Boiko finished off Danny Conolly 3-0. He played breaks of 75 and 54 points in the first two frames. Billy Castle also beat Thomas Janzso 3-0.
In the Austrian duel between Hans Nirnberger and Paul Schopf, Hans was able to prevail 3:1 and sensationally made it into the round of 16 after he finished third in his group. Paul took a 1-0 lead, but lost the next 3 frames in a row. In the 3rd frame, Hans played a 60c.
Anton Kazakov played breaks of 55 and 60 points in the first two frames of his match against Daniel Schneider, which Anton won 3-0.
In the match between Craig Steadman and Oskar Charlesworth, Craig won 3-0. Craig played a 55 in the first frame and an 87 in frame 2.
Stephen Kershaw won a lengthy match against Bulcsú Révész 3:1. Bulcsú took the 1st frame with a 60 break. Despite a hard fight, Stephen won the remaining 3 frames relatively clear. In the last frame, he played an important 64 to secure the victory.
Ian Martin and Phillipp Koch played their game for a similar amount of time. Every frame was hard-fought, but in the end Ian prevailed 3-1.