Ding safely through in China

Ding Junhui eased through the first round at the Asian Players Tour Championship event in China with a 4-2 win over Zhang Dongtao.


The world number 11 saw off the challenge of his Chinese compatriot to book a place in the second round of the tournament in Zhangjiagang.

Ding, China's most successful player with five ranking tournament wins to his name, will now meet either Ruzi Maimaiti or Da Hailin.

Among the host of local players in action, the likes of Matthew Selt, Tom Ford, Mark Williams, Stuart Bingham, Peter Ebdon and Stephen Maguire join the fray on Tuesday.

Round one results: 

Zhang Dongtao w/o Li Yinxi

Zhou Yuelong 4-1 Zheng Peng

Chen Zifan 4-2 Luo Guangsheng

Lu Ning 4-3 Chen Bo

Zhang Yang 4-1 Mu Gang

Lian Tenghao 0-4 Zhu Yinghui

Sun Chang 2-4 Yang Qingtian

Lin Shuai 4-0 Zheng Yanlun

Chen Jiajian 0-4 A Bulajiang

Shi Hanquing 4-1 Zhang Yadong

Fang Yuanjun 1-4 Zhao Xintong

Zhang Yong 1-4 Feng Guowei

Zhang Yi 4-2 Ou Zhiwei

Xu Xinjian 4-2 Ma Tingpeng

Lu Haotian 4-1 Qiu Yalong

Wang Yuchen w/o Hwang Chulho

Lei Zhen 1-4 Cao Kaisheng

Zhang Dongtao 2-4 Ding Junhui

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