Steve Davis joined his fellow veteran Jimmy White in the draw for the final stages of the Shanghai Masters after a typically dogged effort to put away Gerard Greene 5-3.
The Pontin's holiday centre here in Prestatyn holds great memories for Steve. He played here as an amateur in the 1970s and made his name as one to watch in the pro ranks.
“The room I played in had very special memories for me as an amateur,” he told me.
“I watched all the legends play here in the 1970s and made a bit of a reputation for myself here so it was nice to come back.
"I remember the excitement I felt coming here for a week of snooker and I had a bit of that before I set off yesterday.
"You approach it differently as a professional but it's still got the same feel to the place. Only the road signs have changed."
Steve signed loads of autographs after his match. Like Jimmy, he is still one of snooker's biggest names and, regardless of form, will remain so as long as he plays the game.