Barry Hawkins knocked former world champion Shaun Murphy out of the Coral Snooker Shoot Out at Watford Colosseum.

It was billed as the game of the first round between two top 10 players, but Hawkins, eighth in the world, strolled to a 67-0 victory in the 10-minute, one-frame game.

Murphy, the highest ranked player at the tournament, was one of six players to fail to pot a ball.

Battling against 15-second and 10-second shot clocks, players have little time to think about their shots.

Another former world champion Ken Doherty was knocked out by Pinner's Martin Gould, who won 52-17, while Stuart Bingham advanced after beating James Silverwood 71-0.

Jimmy White proved to be a popular winner after he beat Anthony Hamilton 70-27.

Mark Davis got the tournament off to a breathtaking start with a break of 102 in the first game against defending champion Anthony McGill.

Two-time runner-up Xiao Guodong is through to the last 64 after beating David Grace 63-31.

The closest game of the opening day saw Mei Xiwen beat Eden Sharav 54-52.