The qualifying event for the Masters takes place later this month where one of the two wildcards for the game's most prestigious invitation tournaments will be sewn up.
The second will presumably be handed out after the UK Championship.
Wildcards should reward success on the table and popularity.
With this in mind, here are the three favourites for this season's Wembley event:
1) Liang Wenbo
2) Liang Wenbo
3) Liang Wenbo
The 22 year-old Chinese reached the Shanghai Masters final this season, is into the provisional top 16 and would enhance the tournament's international flavour.
If he doesn't get the wildcard it will be the biggest surprise since Louis Walsh picked those annoying Irish twins.
But who else could be in with a shout?
Well, Joe Swail reached the Welsh Open final.
Ken Doherty has enjoyed a resurgence this season.
Jamie Cope and Judd Trump would bring a younger feel to proceedings.
But surely Liang is going to get the call, unless there is a major shock at the UK Championship.