Barry Hawkins booked his place in January's Saga Insurance Masters with a 6-4 win over Kurt Maflin in the qualifying final.
Hawkins will be making his second Masters appearance
Dartford's Hawkins, 28, led 3-1 at the interval despite a break of 110 from Maflin in frame two.
Maflin, 24, pulled one back before Hawkins won frame six on the black.
Maflin won two of the next three frames but Hawkins clinched the 10th with an 80 to set up a first-round tie with either Steve Davis or Ryan Day.
"I needed a snooker on the pink in the ninth, I got it and then had an easy pink but left myself a difficult half-ball black," said Hawkins.
"I missed it and left it over the pocket, then thought 'here we go again, Barry throwing another match away.' But I made a really good break in the next."
Hawkins will be making his second appearance at the Wembley Masters having made his debut last year.