Well we're here and it's hot.
No, really. I fear John Higgins may be mistaken for a lobster when he gets off the golf course.
I saw Luca Brecel studiously practising earlier. The boy seems to already have a very solid technique and a certain steely presence that suggests good things for the future.
I will be providing updates on the matches and from backstage over the next few days when time permits.
Look out for a few interviews I've recorded for Eurosport as well.