Hong Kong’s Marco Fu managed to secure his place in the China Championship after a 5-4 victory over James Cahill.
Fu had only played the Englishman on one previous occasion at the Asian Tour back in 2015, with the 41-year-old winning that encounter 4-1 against the man from Blackpool.
It was a much closer contest this time around, but Fu managed to use all his experience against the 23-year-old to progress through to the China Championship next month.
China’s Tian Pengrei and Zhou Yuelong also progressed at the expense of British hopefuls, as they beat Scotland’s Alan McManus and England’s Riley Parsons respectively.
There were six Englishmen who did manage to come through their qualifying games on Sunday. Hammad Miah, Sam Craigie, Jack Lisowski, Harvey Chandler, Michael Holt, Kyren Wilson and Mark Joyce all made it through.
Welsh trio of Dominic Dale, Jak Jones and Daniel Wells all progressed, while Anthony McGill was the only Scot to win his qualifier on Sunday.
China Championship this year starts in Guangzhou on September 23.
Mark Selby is the current reigning champion of the tournament after he managed to overcome Scotland’s John Higgins in the final last year 10-9.
Selby or Chen Feilong will face Lu Ning in the first round of the competition, while last year’s runner-up Higgins will take on England Andrew Higginson.
Meanwhile, Fu has been drawn against David Gilbert as both players look to progress to the second round.