Four-time Crucible king Mark Selby eased to a 6-2 victory over Muhammad Asif in the qualifying round for the International Championship, on a good day for the top seeds as four other players ranked within the world’s top 16 all booked places in Tianjin in November.
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Selby recovered from the loss of the opening frame to take six of the next seven, making top breaks of 75 and 102. Mark Williams fired runs of 118 and 112 during a 6-0 whitewash of Rebecca Kenna.
Jack Lisowski top scored with 86 in a 6-3 win over He Guoqiang, while Mark Allen compiled runs of 124 and 113 in a 6-2 defeat of Ma Hailong. Kyren Wilson saw off Adam Duffy 6-3 with a top run of 74.
Lyu Hoatian made an 84 in the decider to edge out David Lilley 6-5, while breaks of 138 and 134 helped Elliot Slessor beat Hammad Miah 6-2.