Believe it or not, there are a few occasions when it’s actually a good thing that there’s no snooker on the box to watch.
For if there had have been a final scheduled for Sunday, there may not have been the opportunity to catch some of the incredible drama that can be conjured in other sports.
It was quite a day for sport in England yesterday with tennis, cricket, and formula one all vying for the headlines.
Thankfully, we don’t have to wait too much longer for fresh story lines to be written on the baize.
The Riga Masters returns in just over a week before even bigger and more prestigious tournaments await as we enter the second half of 2019.
The run-in to Christmas time also signals the end of this decade, a period that has seen the sport transformed through the stewardship and direction of Barry Hearn and pals.
Up until now, there have been 123 ranking events in the 2010s, comprising 31 different champions.
Several players, of course, have managed to etch their names on to the various trophies on numerous occasions while others have enjoyed the winning moment just once.
There are still eight more ranking trophies to be determined before the end of the decade, further opportunities for the stars to add to their tallies.
However, let’s jump the gun a touch and go ahead with a little teaser, now that we have this bit of spare time on ours hands.
It all began in the pre-Hearn era with the 2010 Welsh Open and there have been countless memories banked since then.
The question is, how many ranking event winners in the 2010s can you remember?
Ranking Event Winners in the 2010s
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