While we have a minute, here are the 32 players at the Crucible this season by their number of appearances in the final stages (including this year).
It is a pretty experienced line-up with mainly familiar faces, plus newcomers Andrew Pagett and Jimmy Robertson.
Stephen Hendry: 26
Peter Ebdon: 20
Ronnie O'Sullivan: 19
John Higgins: 17
Stephen Lee: 16
Mark Williams: 15
Graeme Dott, Mark King: 13
Matthew Stevens: 12
Marco Fu, Dave Harold: 11
Joe Perry: 10
Ali Carter, Shaun Murphy: 9
Stephen Maguire: 8
Ryan Day, Neil Robertson, Mark Selby: 7
Dominic Dale, Barry Hawkins: 6
Mark Allen, Stuart Bingham, Ding Junhui: 5
Jamie Cope: 4
Jamie Burnett, Marcus Campbell, Martin Gould: 3
Rory McLeod, Judd Trump, Ricky Walden: 2
Andrew Pagett, Jimmy Robertson: 1
There are eight world champions in the field and 18 winners of major ranking titles.
The seven nations represented are England (17), Scotland (6), Wales (5), Australia (1), China (1), Hong Kong (1) and Northern Ireland (1).