The Irish, English and Welsh had a good session this afternoon in the Masters event with several of the possible pre tournament favourites recording solid 3-0 wins. Ireland's Tom Gleeson saw off the challenge of France's Marc Chouillier while his fellow Irish team mate Mark Tuite beat the Ukraine's Stepan Delyatynskyy 3-0 comfortably. Ireland's third win of the session came thanks to a 3-0 win for Alen Matic who beat Austria's Alexander Trinkl by the same score line.
England's Jamie Bodle (Pictured) also got his campaign off to a flyer with a 3-0 victory over Serbia's Alexandar Kuzmancevic and will certainly be one of the players looking to challenge Tuite for the No.1 spot in this group.
Welshman Gavin Lewis also recorded a 3-0 win over Israel's Ygal Pagliari in Group G while in other matches we saw good wins for Henrik Skjærup (Denmark), Mindaugas Maisiejus (Lithuania) and Viktor Myroniuk (Ukraine).
Finish player Esa Oikarinen was also in superb form and knocked in a 74 break on his way to a 3-0 win over Vadzim Shut of Belarus while Belgium's Yvan Van Velthoven bettered that with a great break of 79 in his 3-1 win over Doron Lavie of Israel.
England's Nick Jennings (pictured) and Callum Downing played some superb snooker this afternoon as they saw off Ukraine 1 5-0 with Jennings knocking in breaks of 51 and 91 and they also improved on the high break in the doubles with a superb 85.
Ireland also did well in session four today with all three teams recording wins with the only frame conceded that being of young 12 year old Mikhail Terekhov who took a frame of ex-professional Michael Judge during Ireland 1 v Russia 2.
The other Irish mens team of Rodney Goggins and Jason Devaney recorded their second win of the day when they beat Lithuania 5-0 with them having a great 66 in the scotch doubles also.
Defending Champions Mark Tuite and Anthony Bonnar (Pictured) won in the Masters section against Romania 5 and they knocked in a great 84 between them in the doubles breaking down on the green.
The only other match finished at present is that of Poland 3 and Romania 2 with Poland's Marcin Nitschke and Grzegorz Biernadski running out comfortable 4-1 winners.