The only two Chinese derbies in the first round were held on the same match day. Fu Jiajun, a famous Hong Kong player in China who was in low condition this season, played well against Luo Honghao, who had a good performance this season. In the first nine innings of the first stage, Fu Jiajun was suppressed by Luo Honghao, and the backward situation was disadvantageous with 3-6. In the second stage, Fu Jiajun once won three games in a row, scoring 80 points, 138 points and 128 points on a single stroke, chasing the score to a level of 6-6. But after that, Luo Honghao also went down three cities and eliminated Fu Jiajun by 10-7. Fu Jiajun had participated in the World Championship for 14 consecutive years before, and this years record stopped abruptly.
In another Chinese derby, Li Xing led Niu Zhuang slightly by 5-4 in the first stage. There was no suspense about the match between Zhang Yong and Evans. Zhang Yong took a 7-1 lead in the first stage and won 10-2 in the end. Yuan Sijun, facing Astrid, was temporarily backward in the first stage by 4-5. Lu Haotian was 6-3 ahead of Kadi in the first stage.
Wu Anyi, a Hong Kong woman player from China, won five games in a row against Scottish veteran McManus in the qualifying match. In the first stage, she drew 4-4 and led 6-5 in the second stage. In the end, she was reversed 10-6 and failed to qualify. For the rest of the game, Joe Perry played four strokes of 50 +, 10-1 light to German player Lichtenberg. Carter is 8-1 ahead of Davidson in the first stage and Jimmy White is 6-3 ahead of Burman for the time being.
Tomorrows World Championship qualifying round will enter the final contest. In addition to Li Xings derby with Niu Zhuang, Yuan Sijuns and Lu Haotians contest, Tian Pengfei, Xu Si, Lu Ning and Fan Zhengs first-class Chinese players will also appear.