The Scotsman lost 4-2 to Anthony Hamilton and the 'Sheriff of Pottingham' enjoyed his return to televised snooker.
Former world champion Graeme Dott recovered from a poor start to beat India's Aditya Mehta 4-2.
Dott was 2-0 down in the event that doubles as European Tour event 6, before rattling off the next four frames to avoid the upset.
He will face Ian Burns in the last 16 after the Englishman defeated Thai potter Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 4-1.
Seven members of the world top 16 - Mark Selby, Neil Robertson, Maguire, Dott, Matthew Stevens, Ricky Walden and Mark Davis – are competing in the tournament.
Last 32 results
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 1-4 Ian Burns
Jimmy Robertson 3-4 Dave Harold
Ricky Walden 1-4 Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon
Liang Wenbo 4-2 Justin Astley
Graeme Dott 4-2 Aditya Mehta
Tian Pengfei 4-0 Jamie Burnett
Matthew Stevens 0-4 Ben Woollaston
Stephen Maguire 2-4 Anthony Hamilton
Dominic Dale 2-4 Liam Highfield
Martin Gould 4-3 Rob Milkins
Neil Robertson 3-4 Kurt Maflin
Mark Davis 4-1 Liu Chuang
Ken Doherty v Rod Lawler w/o
To be played Saturday
Jack Lisowski v Alan McManus
Mark Selby v Kyren Wilson
Mark King v Michael Wasley