Barry Hawkins had a Friday to remember in Leicester, winning all four of his BetVictor Championship League Snooker Invitational matchups to qualify for Saturday evening’s Group 5 play-offs.
The Hawk, who was beaten in Thursday evening’s play-offs by eventual Group 4 winner Neil Robertson, lined up against Joe Perry, Ricky Walden, Fan Zhengyi and Dave Gilbert, beating all four men to take 4 points into Saturday.
John Higgins has been ever-present across the week and, having sealed a 980th career century throughout the day, will start in second place with three matches to play.
Zhengyi and Kyren Wilson both have two wins to their name, with the former recording a 3-0 win over the Warrior to kick-start his campaign.
Ricky Walden rescued a point in the final match of the evening, defeating Joe Perry to rise off the foot of the table with a first win from three.
Play begins from 11am tomorrow, with UK viewers able to watch on Matchroom.live.