Doherty outclassed China’s Liu Chuang with a 6-3 victory in the morning session to book a place at October’s brand new ranking event in Chengdu.
During the day Marco Fu, Jamie Cope, Ryan Day and Dominic Dale also sealed tickets on the plane to China, while Ali Carter and Peter Ebdon progressed from the evening session.
The International Championship has the highest level of prize money ever at a tournament in China. The winner will receive £125,000.
Barry Hawkins 5-6 Michael White
Dominic Dale 6-3 Paul Davison
Ken Doherty 6-3 Liu Chuang
Ryan Day 6-3 Anthony Hamilton
Andrew Higginson 6-3 David Gilbert
Michael Holt 4-6 Pankaj Advani
Marco Fu 6-3 Alfie Burden
Mark Davis 6-2 Kurt Maflin
Fergal O'Brien 6-3 Mark King
Jamie Cope 4-6 Aditya Mehta
Robert Milkins 6-1 Liang Wenbo
Tom Ford 3-6 Cao Yupeng
Marcus Campbell 3-6 Jamie Burnett
Peter Ebdon 6-5 Nigel Bond
Joe Perry 5-6 Barry Pinches
Allister Carter 6-3 Dave Harold