The World Professional Billiards Championship will take place next week at the Northern Snooker Centre, Leeds.
Billiards is the warning snooker should heed. It used to have its own circuit but is now down to only one tournament.
The three-ball game is one of considerable skill with a long, proud history. But for billiards, snooker may never have been invented.
The event runs from September 2-6. Here are the groups:
Mike Russell, Devendra Joshi, Ian Williamson, Rupesh Shah
Sourav Kothari, Gary Rogers, Martin Goodwill, Balachandra Bhaskar
David Causier, Peter Gilchrist, Mark Hirst, Bernard French
Geet Sethi, Pankaj Advani, Dhruv Sitwala, Michael Kreuziger, Robert Hall