Marcus Campbell is the winner of European Players Tour Championship event 3 after he beat Liang Wenbo 4-0 in the final in Russelsheim, Germany tonight.
It is a result which consolidates his place in the top 32 and he will be seeded in this bracket for the German Masters and Welsh Open if he can keep his place after the UK Championship.
Campbell is still best known for his sensational 9-0 whitewash of Stephen Hendry in the first round of the 1998 UK Championship.
It was a great win, a great moment, but something of a millstone around his neck too. In the intervening 12 years he would have hoped for more and better achievements.
The truth is, Marcus has been a journeyman for most of his career but he has enjoyed a noticeable upturn in fortunes in the last two years.
He made a 147 at the 2008 Bahrain Championship, had a solid set of results last season, qualifying for the Crucible for only the second time, and has continued in that vein during this campaign.
So why the turnaround after 19 years on the circuit?
Well, Campbell became a father last year and the arrival of baby Leighton seems to have sorted out his priorities.
With the extra mouth to feed he’s practising more and all the hard work is paying off.
Marcus has spent many years on the tour striving for success. Now he’s getting some he should enjoy it – and keep pressing for more.
Like Barry Pinches earlier in the PTC series, it’s nice to see one of snooker’s battle hardened campaigners having a moment to celebrate.