The winners' group of the Championship League is brimming with quality. Stephen Maguire, John Higgins, Judd Trump, Marco Fu, Neil Robertson, Mark Allen and Jamie Cope will fight it out over the next two days for a place in the Premier League.
Of these, Higgins is the only one assured of an invite to the League, although Robertson must be a leading favourite for a call up as well.
Cope became the last player through to the winners' group by beating Peter Ebdon and Ding Junhui at Crondon Park last night.
The Shotgun from Stoke could certainly cause a few problems in the League itself were he to qualify, just as last year's winner Trump did.
And he has the advantage of having had two days on the tables while the rest of the field - Trump aside - haven't played competitively for up to two months.
For them, the next two days represents a chance to at the very least tune up their games for next week's China Open.
There's plenty of cash available too. Robertson has already earned £13,000 from the event and it's now £300 per frame and £10,000 to the eventual winner.