Welsh teenager Jackson Page was among the winners on day one of the Coral Welsh Open.
The 15-year-old, a wildcard entry at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena, slotted a re-spotted black to beat Jason Weston 4-3.
The Ebbw Vale born potter, who is studying for his GCSEs, said on worldsnooker.com: "I had to dig deep. I played a bad shot on one of the reds and at that point I thought it was over as he was in. But when that last black went in, it was just unreal."
In some of the day's other matches, Stuart Bingham was a 4-2 victor over Matthew Stevens, John Higgins lost 4-2 to Sam Baird and Neil Robertson beat Jimmy White 4-1.
Dominic Dale beat Zhang Anda 4-0 and Shaun Murphy defeated Jamie Curtis-Barrett by the same scoreline.
Robertson was the beaten finalist last year as Ronnie O'Sullivan won the title. O'Sullivan begins his title defence against Tom Ford on Tuesday.