Rebecca Kenna and Tony Knowles both scored impressive victories in round one of Q School event three in Sheffield.
This is the third and final event, with four semi-finalists to earn tour cards next Sunday, plus two more who finish highest on the Order of Merit.
Women’s world number four Kenna won a Q School match for the first time last week, before losing in the second round. She has another success under her belt this time, beating Philip O’Connor 4-0, setting up a tie with Ross Bulman on Thursday.
Veteran Knowles, who turns 66 this week, scored a 4-0 win over Garry Coulson with a top break of 39. He now meets Ryan Roberts.
Ross Muir top scored with 62 in a 4-1 defeat of Connor Benzey, while Sean O’Sullivan fired runs of 89, 52, 64 and 83 in a 4-0 defeat of Samuel Lee-Stevens.
Hong Kong’s Yu Kiu Chang came from 2-0 and 3-2 down to beat Harvey Chandler 4-3, taking the deciding frame by potting the final pink and black.
Top break of the day was a 119 from George Pragnell, who beat Stan Moody 4-2.