Ken Doherty, Mark Allen and David Morris are through to the second round of the Welsh Open, however, Joe Swail fell at the first hurdle.

Former world champion Doherty beat Zhou Yuelong from China 4-3 to book a place in the next round against Welshman Matthew Stevens, who also had a 4-3 win over Oliver Lines. 

Allen, twice beaten finalist in two ranking events this season, beat Swiss Alexander Ursenbache and is to meet Cao Yupeng. 

Kilkenny’s Morris had a 4-0 win over England’s Joe O’Connor and will face Neil Robertson in the next round.

Joe Swail was beaten by world number 19 Xiao Guodong, 4-1, while Fergal O’Brien takes on Sam Baird of England tomorrow. 

Meanwhile, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump and Ali Carter are also through to the second round.