Record-breaking teenager Luca Brecel's maiden World Championship ended in defeat by Scotland's Stephen Maguire at the Crucible Theatre here on Monday.
At 17 years and 45 days, the rising Belgian star became the youngest player in the history of the tournament, but despite making a century in Sunday's first session he lost 10-5 to world number seven and former semi-finalist Maguire.
Meanwhile experienced Hong Kong potter Marco Fu was in danger of suffering a humiliating first round whitewash against Matthew Stevens after falling 8-0 behind to the Welshman, twice a World Championship runner-up.
Fu avoided that fate but Stevens converted an 8-1 lead at the end of the first session into a 10-3 victory.
"I've never felt any pressure like it in my life," said Jones. "I've never known an occasion like it."
Jones celebrated victory prematurely and excitedly, both frowned upon by snooker traditionalists, in what turned out to be the final frame.
"The red went in, I jumped up and almost hit the ceiling, and gave it the fist. Then I potted the brown and went in-off, and I thought, 'Oh my god, there can't be another twist'," Jones said.
"Then I had a chance on a red and as soon as I potted that and made sure of the blue I knew it was over then.
"It wasn't planned. It wasn't like, 'If I pot this I'm going to go mental'.
"When it went in, emotion came over me. It probably looked a bit naughty to Shaun, but I couldn't help it."
A sporting Murphy said: "It's certainly not how I saw the tournament going. I thought Jamie held himself together really well and he didn't play like a debutant."
It is seven years since Ebdon came from 8-2 behind to defeat O'Sullivan 13-11 in the quarter-finals, although his fightback drew criticism for slow play.
When Ebdon took 40 seconds deliberating over his first shot, spectators may have feared the worst but O'Sullivan was soon into his stride and took barely five minutes to make a century in the third frame.
Source: AFP Asian Edition