The event returns to the calendar after a long absence of 17 years.
The next ranking event for the 2021/22 snooker season begins on Monday with the British Open back on the schedule for the first time since 2004.
The British Open was held annually from 1985 for two decades, and at one time it was regarded as one of the most prestigious tournaments to emerge victorious from.
A lot of the heavy hitters from that era ended up with their names etched on the roll of honour, with some even gearing up to compete in this latest edition all these years later.
The 2021/22 version is quite different, however, as a short format has been somewhat controversially implemented for proceedings at the Morningside Arena in Leicester.
Best of fives will be required for the first four rounds, before a small and gradual increase in the latter stages that will culminate with a title-deciding showdown lasting just eleven frames.
That said, one exciting aspect this week is the use of a completely random draw for each round, which has already thrown up interesting ties to look forward to.
On the opening day of the competition, Mark Allen and Reanne Evans battle in a headline-making bout between the former partners who have a daughter from their previous relationship.
On Tuesday, Mark Selby and Shaun Murphy will face off against one another just a matter of months after their World Championship final at the Crucible Theatre in May.
There will be a whopping £100,000 on offer for the snooker player who can outlast everyone else in this year’s British Open draw, with fans welcomed back inside the venue again.
As a little teaser to whet the appetite for the action ahead, here are 15 questions on the old British Open snooker tournament.
The question is, how many can you get right?
Featured photo credit: Morningside Arena Leicester