Ali Carter has become a father for the first time on the eve of the Grand Prix.
His partner, Sarah, gave birth today. They have named their son Max.
He arrived a minute after midnight and weighed in at 8lbs, 2oz.
"I honestly thought I was going to be in Glasgow when I got the call and if that had happened I had every intention to withdraw from the event but now I can concentrate on the tournament," Carter told 110sport.tv.
"It really has given me such a buzz going to the Kelvin Hall. Obviously I'd love to make it a double by winning in Glasgow, but I aim to stay there as long as possible - it might be the last decent sleep I get for a while!"