yyyySteve Beaton saw off the challenge of New Zealander Koha Kokiri with a classy straight sets victory, which he completed with a brilliant 164 checkout.
“I was delighted with that finish because I didn’t want it to go to any more sets,” said Steve, who will now take on Michael Smith in the last 32.
“I’m pleased with how I played. I took a holiday before this, which I’ve never done before. I haven’t been getting the results I should so I’ve tried something different. Now I can enjoy Christmas, practice and give it a good go in the next round.”