Shaun Murphy and Stephen Maguire are the first men through to the quarter-finals of the World Series grand finals.
Murphy beat Ryan Day 5-1 while Maguire got past Gary Britton 5-2.
“Normally I’d be away on holiday the day after losing in the World Championship,” Maguire said.
“It feels odd to be playing straight away but the boys have been crying out for more tournaments so you can’t have it both ways.”
The draw for the quarter-finals is:
Graeme Dott v Ken Doherty/Luca Brecel
Mark Selby v Shaun Murphy
John Higgins v Steve Davis/Jimmy White
Stephen Maguire v Ding Junhui