Four players will vie for the three medals in the snooker event at the 2017 World Games in Poland this weekend.
Sixteen competitors set out for glory on Wednesday and, perhaps unsurprisingly, four of the professional cueists remain in the hunt for a medal.
Only one will leave Wroclaw completely disappointed if he can’t win at least one more match before the end of Saturday.
The two favourites from England, Ali Carter and Kyren Wilson, are on opposite sides of the draw and take on Xu Si and Soheil Vahedi in the semi-finals respectively.
Carter, who boasts the highest break of the week so far with a superb 136 in his opening round victory over Shaun Dalitz, beat Declan Brennan 3-1 on Friday.
Wilson emerged from a tough quarter-final tie with Ireland’s Michael Judge by the same scoreline, claiming a crucial tight third frame before compiling a wonderful 127 in the last to seal the triumph.
Iran’s Vahedi was also a winner by a two-frame margin as he advanced against Alexander Ursenbacher while Xu from China ended home hopes of a medal as he denied Kacper Filipiak in a decider.
All remaining encounters will continue to be played over the short best of five format so any one of the quartet will be hoping to get on the top podium on Sunday, the last day of the tenth Games.