Steve Davis and Jimmy White are among the big names to enter at the third round stage of qualifying for the 2012 Wuxi Classic.
Thursday's action is split across three sessions, with a host of familiar names out to book their place in Friday's final qualifying round for the season's opening ranking event.
The morning session features six games, with people's champion Jimmy White topping the bill as he takes on India's number one Aditya Mehta.
Tony Drago has already won through two rounds to reach this stage and completed a superb comeback from 3-0 down to defeat Adam Duffy 5-3 on Wednesday.
The quick-fire Malta cueman's next opponent is another young gun in Jack Lisowski, practice partner of Judd Trump, who is likely to offer The Tornado another tough test.
Veteran Nigel Bond is also in action in the opening session, along with the likes of Rory McLeod and young Belgian sensation Luca Brecel.
Chinese stars Xiao Guodong and Liang Wenbo begin their qualifying campaigns in the afternoon, with both looking to secure their place in their home event.
Six-time World Champion Steve Davis enters the fray in the evening session at 7pm GMT, as he prepares to face Norway's Kurt Maflin in a methodically gripping showdown.
Highly rated youngster Ben Woollaston will be hoping to kick-start a promising season with victory over either Suwannawat or Wasley as Teessider Mike Dunn awaits the winner of Peter Lines or newcomer Joel Walker.
The action begins at 10am BST, with selected matches being streamed live over the best of nine frames from the World Snooker Academy, Sheffield.
Wuxi Classic Qualifiers Order of Play
Thursday June 7
33) Nigel Bond v Jimmy Robertson
34) Jimmy White v Aditya Mehta
35) Matthew Selt v Simon Bedford
36) Jack Lisowski v Tony Drago
37) Jamie Burnett v Luca Brecel
38) Rory McLeod v Mark Joyce
39) Xiao Guodong v Michael White
40) Liang Wenbo v Rod Lawler
41) Alan McManus v Barry Pinches
42) Dave Harold v Alfie Burden
43) Gerard Greene v Li Yan
44) Anthony McGill v Gilbert or Davison
45) Ben Woollaston v Suwannawat or Wasley
46) Steve Davis v Hicks or Maflin
47) Robert Milkins v Chuang or Steadman
48) Mike Dunn v Lines or Walker