World Snooker and the BBC will have to decide whether to alter the schedule for the Betfred.com World Championship following the news that the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton will be on April 29.
This falls on the afternoon of the second day of the Crucible semi-finals. The government have designated the day a public holiday.
As the wedding of the future monarch is a huge national event, it is unlikely the BBC will be broadcasting live coverage of anything else at the same time.
The easiest solution would be to play three sessions on the Thursday and have the semi-final rest session on the Friday afternoon.
Of course, a great many people couldn't care less about the royal wedding and won't understand why there needs to be any change at all.
It's better to decide one way or the other now, though, particularly as people have already started buying tickets.