Joel Walker took the opportunity to share a cautionary travel tale with fellow teenager Scott Donaldson at the BetVictor Welsh Open. The two youngsters did themselves proud in Newport, with Donaldson matching his best ever run at a full ranking event and Walker, also 19, stunning defending champion Stephen Maguire to reach at least the quarter-finals, further than he had ever been before in a fledgling two-year professional career. But the Sheffield youngster had a warning for Donaldson, heading for Haikou in just a few days. At the Wuxi Classic this season Walker, not used to the jetlag such trips to China can bring on, fell into a deep sleep and missed the traditional welcome ceremonies, a PR obligation under the players’ contract. This saw world No84 Walker harshly fined, but formed part of a learning curve that he was keen to share with the Perth potter.