Judd Trump made a century in the deciding frame to beat Yuan Sijun 5-4 in the final qualifying round of the D88 German Masters.
Trump got the better of a high quality match to become one of the 32 players through to the Tempodrom in Berlin for the world ranking event which runs from January 31 to February 4.
World number three Trump made a break of 114 in the opening frame then China’s gifted 17-year-old Yuan hit back to lead 4-2 with top runs of 87 and 101. Trump took frame seven with a 102, got the better of a scrappy eighth and then made a 108 in the last frame.
Defending champion Anthony Hamilton secured his return to the German capital with a 5-4 win over Mitchell Mann. From 4-3 down, Hamilton compiled runs of 76 and 67 to take the last two frames.
Scottish Open champion Neil Robertson saw his run of good form come to an end as he lost 5-3 to Tom Ford. Robertson made an 80 to level at 3-3 but Ford made two breaks of 58 in winning the last two frames.
Ding Junhui top scored with 68 in a 5-1 win over Nigel Bond while Liang Wenbo saw off Andrew Higginson 5-3.
Mark Williams won a Welsh derby against Matthew Stevens – a repeat of the 2000 World Championship final – by a 5-3 scoreline. Williams trailed 2-1 but hit back to win four of the last five frames with top breaks of 88 and 61.
In another former Crucible final repeat, Graeme Dott came from 3-0 and 4-2 down to edge out Peter Ebdon 5-4.
Matthew Selt came from 4-1 down to beat Aditya Mehta 5-4 while Thepchaiya Un-Nooh made a 77 in the deciding frame to beat Mark King 5-4.