There's a great atmosphere here in Jersey tonight for John Higgins's match in the World Series against local man Aaron Canavan.
Aaron seems to have brought everyone he knows along and will doubtless do all he can to emulate Gary Britton and spring an upset.
Britton beat Ken Doherty 4-1 this morning. Ken played badly, although his tip was slightly damaged.
It's been fun here. Last night we were entertained at no fewer than three receptions and the players mingled with invited guests, stressing that this is not just about what happens on the table.
Crowds have built up during the course of the day and the mood is very positive.
As Shaun Murphy put it: "We've been saying for years that we want more tournaments. Now we've got them and we're not here to mess around."