Masters champion Yan Bingtao comfortably made it through to the second stage of the Championship League.

The 21-year-old topped Group 25 with a 100% record and dropped only two frames from his three matches in Leicester.

Yan kicked off the afternoon session at Morningside Arena with a 3-0 win over Northern Ireland's Robbie McGuigan before a break of 130 helped him get the better of Louis Heathcote by a 3-1 score.

It meant the Chinese star only needed a point against Jamie Clarke to go through and after he moved two up to seal his progress, he clinched another victory by a 3-1 scoreline with a closing 114 break.

"I am very happy because, in the last month, I have practised and practised every day," Yan told

"I feel confident, I am happy. I just played this group first group last year and I played well in the group and finished second. This year I enjoyed the match table."

Group 27 provided more drama, with Matthew Selt able to make it through with five points after a win in his final match with Ashley Carty.

Selt had to come from behind to salvage a draw with Lukas Kleckers in a best-of-four-frames contest and it was a similar story against Fraser Patrick.

Eventually Selt got into his stride and three half-century breaks helped claim a 3-1 triumph over Carty, which was enough to send him through after Patrick, who could have progressed with a win, lost by the same score to Kleckers in the last match of the night.