The latest event in the World Series takes place in Prague in the Czech Republic this weekend.
Clive Everton will be joining the Eurosport commentary team for the two days.
The four professionals involved are world champion John Higgins, world no.2 Stephen Maguire, 2006 world champion Graeme Dott and perennial fans’ favourite Jimmy White.
They are pitted against four local wildcards on the opening day.
This is the strength as well as the weakness of the whole concept. It’s is, of course, admirable to involve local players but none of them will be anywhere near the standard of the professionals and so a day of walkovers beckons.
What an opportunity, though, for Lukas Krenek, Michael Krystof, Sishuo Wang and Osip Zusmanovic who will each play one of snooker’s biggest names live on television.
Snooker is growing in popularity in the Czech Republic as a result of Eurosport’s coverage of the main tour.
To have the reigning world champion playing in a televised tournament in the capital city means a red letter day – or two days – for those Czech fans who have been glued to the action on their TV sets these last few years.
Eurosport coverage (all times UK):
Saturday, October 17
Sunday, October 18