What a shame that a tournament named in honour of the people's champion has failed to attract the people to Killarney.
The Alex Higgins Trophy has been full of interesting snooker with a good line-up for the last day. Hopefully the crowds will improve.
Ireland has always been a snooker hotbed but new events notoriously struggle, regardless of what promotion has been done.
Still, it should be a very interesting day with eight members of the world's top 16 still going strong.
Of these, Mark Selby, John Higgins, Neil Robertson and Judd Trump must be the favourites.
Mark Allen is also worth following, Northern Ireland's best prospect since the heady days of the Hurricane and Dennis Taylor.
Ken Doherty won three deciding frame finishes yesterday to book his last 16 place, including against Ali Carter in the last 64.
Doherty forced the decider by doubling the re-spotted black the full length of the table, after which he seemed destined to win the match.
Ken was a big pal of Alex Higgins and would dearly love to win a title named after him. He plays Alan McManus this morning, who he beat in the final of the 1993 Welsh Open, his first ranking event win.