Chinese prodigy Ding Jun Hui made light work of Tony Drago today to set up a dream clash with crowd favourite Jimmy White at the British Open.

The 17-year-old needed only 63 minutes to blast past the Maltese hot-shot 5-0, outpointing Drago 463-73.

The Shanghai teenager finished off with breaks of 84 and 73 to advance to the last 32 of a ranking tournament for the second time in his career.

Michael Holt, enjoying his first season as part of the top 32, defeated Stoke's Dave Harold 5-2 to clinch his second round place.

Mark King, a semi-finalist in the 2001 British Open, won his first match of the season when he defeated Leicester's Mark Selby 5-2.

Ali Carter, the world number 19 from Tiptree, wasted little time in booking his second round place as he coasted past Belgian number one Bjorn Haneveer in only 76 minutes.

Joe Perry, a quarter-finalist in last season's Embassy World Championship, set a useful target for the highest break prize with a 133 but was beaten 5-4 by Kent's Barry Hawkins.

Ian McCulloch, the surprise runner-up in last month's Totesport Grand Prix, was brought back down to earth when he lost 5-2 to Shaun Murphy.

Meanwhile, Ulster's Joe Swail suffered a 5-4 defeat at the hands of Joe Jogia.

Swail held a commanding 4-1 lead but surrendered the initiative as Jogia won four consecutive frames.