O'Sullivan too good for Lawler
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.