Trump lost in the final 12 months ago – 9-8 to Stuart Bingham – and is keen to go one better this time.
“It was a battle – Duane played well in his home tournament,” he admitted. “He is a solid player and he has improved. I missed too many balls during the match and got unlucky a few times.
“My results this season have been mixed, I have been inconsistent. Mentally maybe I am not as strong as some of the other players because I get spells where I don’t want to play and I struggle to get up for some events.”
Meanwhile, 16-year-old Jackson Page beat Sean O’Sullivan 4-3 and will face defending champion Bingham, who hit back to see off Chen Zhe 4-1, in the second round.
Australia’s Kurt Dunham triumphed against Ryan Day 4-2 and Yan Bingtao hit back from 3-1 down to beat Jimmy White 4-3.
Ding Junhui eased to a 4-0 win over Hammad Miah while Neil Robertson defeated Mark Davis 4-1.
Mark Allen compiled a break of 119 during his 4-2 victory against Cao Yupeng and world champion Mark Selby saw off Christopher Keogan by the same scoreline.