Dave Gilbert proved last night that a long time member of the game's supporting cast can assume leading man status if he believes in himself.
It was the best performance of Dave's seven-year professional career. He made two centuries - he had made only three all season prior to the match - and looked confident and composed throughout.
To beat Mark Williams 5-1 on home ground takes some doing, even if Williams himself made a few mistakes.
Dave has never been in the last 16 of a ranking event. Things don't get any easier at the Welsh Open: he has Joe Perry next.
Nevertheless, if he produces a similar performance he will prove a handful.