Mark Williams began his quest for a third German Masters title with a 5-1 win over Oliver Lines in the first round of qualifying on Tuesday morning.
The Welshman was never in any danger against world number 68 Lines with breaks of 77 and 81 in leading 3-0 the highlight of his performance as he secured a last-64 clash on Wednesday afternoon with Chang Bingyu, who defeated Oliver's father Peter Lines 5-2. .
The last 32 qualify for the final venue with the Tempodrom in Berlin staging the tournament between 26-30 January 2022, which you can stream live and on demand on discovery+, the Eurosport app and
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It was an ideal way for Williams to put the disappointment of his Northern Ireland Open exit behind him after seeing John Higgins recover a 3-0 deficit to complete a 4-3 win in the last 16 last week.

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Williams has performed well at the German Masters, winning the title twice with a 9-1 drubbing of Graeme Dott in 2018 and a 9-7 victory over Mark Selby a decade ago.
He also lost 6-4 to John Parrott in the 1998 final when it was an invitational event.
Elsewhere, Chinese wonderkid Zhao Xintong hit four centuries in a stunning 5-3 comeback win against Stuart Carrington in his first round qualifier.
World number 29 Xintong opened with a brilliant 141 only for Carrington to reel off three frames, including a 58 break in the fourth frame, to lead 3-1, but he failed to score a point after the mid-session interval as his opponent made stunning breaks of 114, 85, 136 and 123 to reach the last 64.
He will face compatriot Pang Junxu, who overwhelmed Dean Young 5-1, finishing with knocks of 70, 60 and 103.
Former UK champion Stephen Maguire booked his place in the last 32 in Berlin with a 5-1 win over Yuan Sijunafter a 5-1 victory over Dominic Dale on Monday.
Maguire moved 4-0 clear boosted by a couple of 69s. Yuan prevented the whitewash with a 61 before the Scotsman finished off matters with a closing 67.

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He was joined in the final stage in the German capital by fellow Scotsman Anthony McGill, who completed a 5-2 victory over Jamie O'Neill.
Former Crucible semi-finalist McGill rolled in breaks of 80, 68, 87 and 108 in a dominant display.
Zhou Yuelong overcame Zak Surety 5-3 to ensure his flight to Germany with the heavy-scoring Tom Ford overwhelming Allan Taylor 5-1 in his second-round match courtesy of breaks of 59, 63, 84, 53, 84 and 84.
In Tuesday's evening matches in the first round, former world finalist Kyren Wilson ran out a 5-1 winner against Xu Si with the highlight of his evening being a 104 knock in the fifth frame.
British Open finalist Gary Wilson rattled in breaks of 70, 89, 133 and 104 in a 5-0 whitewash of Ian Burns and will face Jimmy Robertson for a last-32 spot after the former European Masters holder enjoyed a 5-2 win over Martin O'Donnell in a match that saw over seven 50-plus breaks.

Latest German Masters qualifying results

First round (round of 128)
  • Mark Williams 5-1 Oliver Lines
  • Chang Bingyu 5-2 Peter Lines
  • Zhao Xintong 5-3 Stuart Carrington
  • Pang Junxu 5-1 Dean Young
  • Kyren Wilson 5-1 Xu Si
  • Li Hang 5-2 Iulian Boiko
  • Jimmy Robertson 5-2 Martin O'Donnell
  • Gary Wilson 5-1 Ian Burns
Second round (round of 64)
  • Stephen Maguire 5-1 Yuan Sijun
  • Anthony McGill 5-2 Jamie O'Neill
  • Zhou Yuelong 5-3 Zak Surety
  • Tom Ford 5-1 Allan Taylor
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