Mark Allen is hoping his difficult season will take a turn for the better this week at the Chinese tournament he has dominated for the past two years.
Ronnie O'Sullivan made a record 12th competitive 147 break to complete a 9-3 win over Ding Junhui in the Welsh Open final.
Ronnie O'Sullivan and Ding Junhui will meet in the final of the Welsh Open in Newport on Sunday.
John Higgins came through a thrilling clash with Judd Trump to set up a Welsh Open quarter-final against Ronnie O'Sullivan.
Home favourite Mark Williams produced a notable upset at the Welsh Open with a 4-3 win over world number one Neil Robertson.
Ronnie O'Sullivan fell just short of treating the crowd to a record-breaking maximum break as he breezed into the last 32 at the Welsh Open.
Stephen Lee has failed with the first part of his appeal against a 12-year ban from snooker.
Judd Trump felt he was getting back to his best form after booking his place in the third round of the Welsh Open on Monday night.
Judd Trump made two centuries on his way to beating Kyren Wilson 4-2 in the first round of the Welsh Open.
Mark Allen came back from the brink to win his first-round match against Southend amateur Sydney Wilson at the Welsh Open.
Ronnie O'Sullivan made untroubled progress past Sheffield amateur Mitchell Travis in the first round of the Welsh Open.
The hearing of the evidence in the first part of Stephen Lee's appeal against his 12-year ban from snooker has ended.