Legend Jimmy White progressed from the first round of the 2017 Coral Snooker Shoot-Out, as the veteran beat Louis Heathcote in the one-frame ranking event at the Watford Colosseum in England.
The Whirlwind made a break of 58 to sweep his opponent aside in his opening match.
A total of 64 matches were scheduled for the first round of the tournament, with 128 participants taking their place in the televised event.
Barry Hawkins defeated Hatem Yassen to join White in the second round, but there was a surprise as Mark Joyce eliminated Joe Perry.
Here are the full first-round results from Thursday's quick-fire schedule:
|Snooker Shoot-Out 2017: Thursday Results|
|Player 1||Score||Player 2|
|Duane Jones||0-1||Akani Songsermsawad|
|Zhou Yuelong||0-1||Jack Lisowski|
|Sanderson Lam||0-1||Bradley Jones|
|Liam Highfield||1-0||Oliver Brown|
|Ian Burns||0-1||Daniel Wells|
|Nigel Bond||1-0||Mark Allen|
|Igor Figueiredo||0-1||John J Astley|
|James Cahill||1-0||Robbie Williams|
|Mark Joyce||1-0||Joe Perry|
|Alex Borg||0-1||Thepchaiya Un-Nooh|
|Anthony McGill||1-0||Oliver LInes|
|Michael White||1-0||Alan McManus|
|Liang Wenbo||TBD||Matthew Stevens|
|Craig Steadman||0-1||Jak Jones|
|Boonyarit Keattikun||0-1||Steven Hallworth|
|Darryl Hill||1-0||Kurt Maflin|
|Kyren Wilson||TBD||David Grace|
|Fergal O'Brien||TBD||Ryan Day|
|Scott Donaldson||1-0||Thor Chuan Leong|
|Cao Yupeng||1-0||Marc J Davis|
|Sean O'Sullivan||0-1||Dominic Dale|
|Michael Holt||1-0||Joshua Thomond|
|David John||1-0||Charlie Walters|
|Michael Collumb||0-1||Joe Swail|
|Eden Sharav||1-0||Gareth Allen|
|Zhang Anda||TBD||Shaun Murphy|
|Aditya Mehta||TBD||Ken Doherty|
|Michael Wild||0-1||Daniel Womersley|
|Jamie Curtis-Barrett||1-0||Sam Baird|
|Lee Walker||TBD||Luca Brecel|
|Sam Craigie||1-0||Mike Dunn|
|Adam Stefanow||0-1||Fang Xiongman|
|Josh Boileau||0-1||Zhang Yong|
|Sydney Wilson||0-1||Andy Hicks|
|Rod Lawler||0-1||Xiao Guodong|
|Dechawat Poomjaeng||0-1||Fraser Patrick|
|Mei Xi Wen||0-1||Robin Hull|
|Chris Wakelin||1-0||Tom Ford|
|Itaro Santos||0-1||Chen Zhe|
|Yan Bingtao||0-1||Hossein Vafaei Ayouri|
|Andrew Higginson||TBD||Ian Preece|
|Rhys Clark||TBD||Rory McLeod|
|Graeme Dott||1-0||Mitchell Mann|
|Louis Heathcote||0-1||Jimmy White|
|Matthew Selt||0-1||Jason Weston|
|Zak Surety||TBD||Robert Milkins|
|Ross Muir||TBD||Martin O'Donnell|
|Kurt Dunham||TBD||Stuart Carrington|
|Jamie Jones||TBD||Mark Williams|
|Alfie Burden||TBD||Ben Woollaston|
|David Gilbert||TBD||Wang Yuchen|
|Hatem Yassen||0-1||Barry Hawkins|
|Hamza Akbar||TBD||Stuart Bingham|
|Tian Pengfei||TBD||Peter Lines|
|Jimmy Robertson||TBD||Elliot Slessor|
|Allan Taylor||TBD||Christopher Keogan|
|Noppon Saengkham||TBD||Martin Gould|
|Jamie Cope||TBD||Michael Georgiou|
|Mark King||1-0||Adam Duffy|
|Zhao Xintong||1-0||Mark Davis|
|Ashley Hugill||TBD||Paul S Davison|
|Li Hang||TBD||Brandon Sargeant|
|Hammad Miah||TBD||Ricky Walden|
|Gary Wilson||TBD||Anthony Hamilton|
The Whirlwind was the darling of the watching crowd in Watford—as White claimed a spot in the next round.
The fan favourite proved he still has gas in the tank as he collected the single-frame victory over Heathcote.
White prevailed 78-1, keeping his opponent routed to his corner during a fine display from the 54-year-old, who has impressed at recent events.
The player took to social media to express his delight after the match:
Jimmy White MBE @jimmywhite147
Good start at the shootout https://t.co/tlgKh8Ywcb2017-2-23 19:38:15
Hawkins edged a close match with Yassen, winning 37-4 to beat the clock.
Perry's exit was one of the surprises of the day as he was defeated 61-41 in his single frame against Joyce.
Former world champion Graeme Dott put together the best break of the day in the final match of the night, sinking a wonderful effort of 96 to beat Mitchell Mann.
This is a tournament where any player can progress deep, allowing the individuals who reside lower in the rankings a chance of success.
White reminded snooker fans he is the perfect candidate in a one-frame shoot-out, and he has a shot at the title.