This week the players are in Asia for the penultimate ranking event of the season – the China Open.
The first tournament bearing the name of the China Open was contested in the year 2000, and nine different players have got their names etched on the trophy since then.
The China Open has become significant in recent seasons as the last tournament before the World Championship, with various permutations helping to finalise the top 16 competitors in the world rankings list who automatically reach the Crucible.
However, the competition is also separately important as it stands as the longest running Chinese tournament and it arrived at a time when snooker was first about to experience its big boom in the country.
An event which is building a rich history then, and a nice slice of prestige to go with it.
The question is, how well do you know the China Open?