On Sunday evening at the Alexandra Palace, one of either Ronnie O’Sullivan or Joe Perry will be lifting the 2017 Dafabet Masters trophy.
This year, for the first time, the winner will be raising aloft the newly named Paul Hunter Trophy.
This is in recognition of one of the most successful Masters competitors, who tragically died from a rare disease just over a decade ago in 2006.
During the years either side of the millennium, Hunter was one of the faces of the sport with his boyish good looks and tenacious talent branding a fresh image on the game.
At just 27, his promising career and a life alongside wife Lindsey and daughter Evie Rose was unfairly cut short.
Paul Hunter’s legacy, though, does live on in many facets of the game, including an excellent charity organisation as well as his name now finally being attributed to the game’s most prestigious invitation event.
Hunter unfortunately didn’t have the time to achieve all that his potential deserved, but the Englishman certainly enjoyed success during his tenure on the Main Tour.
How well do you remember Paul Hunter’s career?