Ding Junhui, Graeme Dott and Ken Doherty all breezed through to the last 64 of the European Masters in Milton Keynes with 5-0 wins.
Dott made five 50-plus breaks to ease past Xu Si while Doherty made a 134, his highest break since 2016, as he beat Farakh Ajaib.
World No 1 Judd Trump made light work of Lukas Kleckers, winning 5-1 with the help of a 132 break in the second frame.
Mark Allen made three century breaks in his 5-2 win over Florian Nussle.
Allen hit 135, 104 and 114 while 18-year-old Nussle hit his first televised century (102) in defeat.
Barry Hawkins is through to the last 64 after comfortably beating China's Fan Zhengyi 5-1.
Hawkins closed out the commanding victory with breaks of 61, 54, 83 and 99 to sweep aside his 19-year-old opponent.
He will now face Jordan Brown in Round 2 after he beat world number 91 Gerard Greene 5-2 in an all-Northern Irish clash.
Yan Bingtao won 5-3 against Ryan Day while Luca Brecel eased to a 5-1 victory over Ali Carter.
Reigning Masters champion Stuart Bingham is also through after beating world number 82 Louis Heathcoate 5-3.
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The 2015 world champion was leading the rookie of the year 3-1 at the interval.
Heathcote pulled a frame back to reduce the deficit to just one but Bingham reasserted his control as he made a century and two 50+ breaks en route to the next round.
Liam Highfield produced a surprise 5-4 win over Thepchaiya Un-Nooh. The 20-year-old went 4-2 up, but the Thai world number 20 pulled two back to force a decider which Highfield emerged victorious from with a break of 50.
Joe Perry fell 5-4 to Robbie Williams having come from 4-1 down to force a decider. Williams sealed his place in the next round with a break of 81 in the final frame.
Pang Junxu, 20, fired in two centuries as he knocked out tour newcomer Ben Hancorn 5-2. Chen Zifan won three consecutive frames to defeat Scottish-Israeli Eden Sharav 5-3 and will face Bingham in the next round.
Having been 3-1 down, Scotland's Fraser Patrick has knocked out world number 54 Tiang Pengfei 5-3.
WEDNESDAY MORNING'S RESULTS
- Stuart Bingham 5-3 Louis Heathcote
- Barry Hawkins 5-1 Fan Zhengyi
- Joe Perry 4-5 Robbie Williams
- Ben Hancorn 2-5 Pang Junxu
- Gerard Greene 2-5 Jordan Brown
- Fraser Patrick 5-3 Tian Pengfei
- Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 4-5 Liam Highfield
- Chen Zifan 5-3 Eden Sharav
- Mark Allen 5-2 Florian Nussle
- Ding Junhui 5-0 Yuan Sijun
- Simon Lichtenberg 5-1 Jamie Wilson
- Hossein Vafaei 5-0 Brandon Sargeant
- Graeme Dott 5-0 Xu Si
- Ken Doherty 5-0 Farakh Ajaib
- Ashley Carty 5-4 Jimmy Robertson
- Lu Haotian 5-4 Alex Borg
- Judd Trump 5-1 Lukas Kleckers
- Yan Bingtao 5-3 Ryan Day
- Luca Brecel 5-1 Ali Carter
- Joe O’Connor 5-2 Scott Donaldson
- Michael Holt 5-2 Jamie Jones
- Jamie Clarke 5-4 Matthew Selt
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