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Ronnie O'Sullivan was among the winners on the opening day in Llandudno

Ronnie O'Sullivan was among the winners on the opening day in Llandudno

Ronnie O'Sullivan was among the winners on the opening day in Llandudno

Ronnie O'Sullivan saw off Rod Lawler 4-2 on the opening night of the inaugural 888.com World Grand Prix in Llandudno.

Lawlor had levelled the match at 1-1 with an impressive break of 115, but O'Sullivan proved too strong as he twice hit the half-century mark on his way to victory.

Stephen Maguire had two century breaks, making 122 and 108, on his way to a 4-1 win over Xiao Guodong, while a 110 highlighted Mark Selby's 4-1 win over Michael Holt.

Liang Wenbo won the final two frames to seal a 4-3 win over Mark Allen.

Neil Robertson and Matthew Selt enjoyed 4-0 routs in their wins over Luca Brecel and Barry Hawkins respectively, while there were also wins for Martin Gould and Stuart Bingham.

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