The UK Snooker Championship continues with another intriguing day of action in store at the Barbican in York, including Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Selby and Judd Trump, but John Higgins and world champion Luca Brecel are out.
O'Sullivan warned he will continue "stinking out gaffs" after limping past Robert Milkins 6-5 and now takes on Zhou Yuelong.
Zhou's compatriot Zhang Anda continued his remarkable surge to prominence as he beat world champion Brecel 6-4 with breaks of 124 and 68 in the final two frames.
Zhang won the International Championship and reached the English Open final in recent months and takes on Iran's Hossein Vafaei, who fired three centuries and a further break of 94 in a 6-1 thrashing of Matt Selt.
Here is today’s schedule in York:
UK Snooker Championship - Friday 1 November schedule
Ronnie O’Sullivan v Zhou Yuelong
Zhang Anda v Hossein Vafaei
Judd Trump v Mark Selby
Mark Williams v Ding Junhui
When is the UK Championship?
The UK Championship began on Saturday 25 November and will conclude with the final on Sunday 3 December at the Barbican in York. 32 players compete in the main draw.
How much is the prize fund?
Competing players share total prize money of £1,205,000, with the winner in line to receive £250,000. An additional £15,000 is available to the player who compiles the highest break, while two maximums made across any of the three Triple Crown events this season will be rewarded with a £147,000 bonus.
How to watch UK Championship
The BBC will provide coverage of the tournament, with Friday’s matches starting from 13:00-17:15 on BBC Two and then the evening session starting at 19:00-20:00, BBC Two. Highlights begin at 23:15-00:05 on BBC Two.