Cork teenager Aaron Hill has been knocked out of the European Masters but only after taking another scalp in Milton Keynes.
Hill was beaten 5-1 by China's Yan Bintao in the last 16 tonight, having earlier defeated two-time World Championship finalists Matthew Stevens 5-3.
The 18-year-old, who sensationally beat world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan 5-4 last night, traded frames against the world no 33 Welshman before claiming the last two to set up a second match on Friday.
Hill won his only frame against Bintao to make it 2-1 before the world no 15 closed it out.
Antrim man Mark Allen was beaten 5-2 by world no 12 Ding Junhui. He had defeated Ashley Carty on the same scoreline in the third round.
Mark Selby won four frames on the spin as he battled back to defeat Stuart Bingham and reach the quarter-finals.
Bingham looked in total control of the match as breaks of 112 and 132 helped him ease into a 3-0 lead.
Selby got on the score board in the next frame but Bingham restored his three-frame advantage to lead 4-1.
However, the resilient Selby began a tremendous fightback with a break of 114, before three breaks of 50 or more on the bounce gave him the victory.
Judd Trump continued his ruthless form with a 5-0 whitewash over Welshman Jackson Page. Breaks of 72, 83, 70 and 61 gave Page little hope with the best he could offer a contribution of 57.
World Championship finalist Kyren Wilson defeated Anthony McGill 5-2 while defending champion Neil Robertson beat Pang Jugxu by the same score.
Shaun Murphy needed every one of the nine frames available to progress past Tom Ford, as he ran out a 5-4 winner.