Rory McLeod today makes history as the first black player ever to compete at the Crucible.
It's a strange anomaly. Snooker is not an elitist sport. Anyone can join a club and start playing.
Rory himself isn't one to make a big deal of it but it's a noteworthy achievement.
He's up against Mark King at 10am (UK time).
You can read my general preview of the Betfred.com World Championship in this morning's Independent here.