There will be no evening play on the opening day of the Royal London Watches Grand Prix – because of a Queen concert at the same venue.
It is feared the noise from the concert, in which Paul Rodgers takes the place of the late Freddie Mercury, will bleed through to the snooker arena at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow.
Therefore, there will be only two matches played. They start at 12pm and feature John Higgins on one table and Joe Perry on the other.
The SECC say the soundcheck for the concert will start between 4-5pm so if the matches drag on the players may be forced to demand ‘Don’t Stop Me Now.'
(I’m sure there are many, many more puns available)