While Sunday will see the winner of the 2015 China Open crowned, today also features the conclusion of the Snookerbacker Classic in Gloucester.
After a series of qualifying legs across England, 16 amateurs have qualified for the Grand Finals at the South West Snooker Academy with £2100 up for grabs to the winner.
The Snookerbacker Classic began in 2011 and is now in its fourth year, promoting the amateur game across the United Kingdom.
An immediate success, the tournament has continued to grow with each edition and is well-respected by the majority of big amateur players throughout Britain.
This is reflected in the last 16 line-up, which features the likes of former champions Martin O’Donnell and Ant Parsons, ex-professionals Daniel Wells, Paul Davison and Sean O’Sullivan, and 10-time ladies world champion Reanne Evans.
This is the type of well-run organised tournament series that would do wonders for the game in Ireland, but there has only ever been one Snookerbacker Classic leg held in Dublin because of a lack of entries that year and the next.
Hopefully this will change for the next campaign’s tournament but for now the focus is on who can emerge victorious in 2015.
The best of luck to all those taking part.
You can read more about the finalists and see the full draw here.