A brief word about televised matches because I've heard some criticism of Eurosport for the matches that have been chosen, not least the decision to show Shaun Murphy v Peter Ebdon rather than Neil Robertson v Stephen Maguire today.

Eurosport do not pick the matches. Furthermore, they are not consulted about which matches are chosen.

The local broadcaster, TG4, and World Snooker are responsible for deciding on who plays on which table.

It's a shame we haven't seen Mark Allen yet bearing in mind he had brought in more spectators than any other player and we won't see him tonight because (understandably) the TV match is Ronnie O'Sullivan v Fergal O'Brien.

Thankfully, it goes down to one table from tomorrow so we can see every ball after that.

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