The 2018 Paul Hunter Classic draws to a close in Furth on Sunday as the 16 remaining hopefuls vie for the prestigious title.
A depleted field has paved the way for a number of lower-ranked players to stake a claim for a maiden ranking triumph and a new name is already guaranteed on the trophy.
Masters finalist Kyren Wilson is the highest ranked player left standing in the competition and remains the bookmakers’ favourite to claim the £20,000 top prize.
Wilson dropped a combined total of just two frames in seeing off Chen Feilong, Jake Nicholson and Liam Highfield on Saturday and now faces Hammad Miah in the Last 16.
Miah is appearing at this stage of a ranking event for the first time in his career, having defeated Jurian Heusdens, Gerard Greene and Jordan Brown along the way.
At 17, Jackson Page is the youngest player left in the running, and the Welsh talent looks to continue his superb run by overcoming fellow young gun Scott Donaldson.
Donaldson, 24, was a semi-finalist in the 2017 Welsh Open – the exact event in which Page burst onto the scene as a schoolboy, reaching the Last 32.
Former World Champion Peter Ebdon is looking to end a six-year wait for a ranking title, and the 47-year-old steps up his quest with a tie against the contrastingly brisk Thepchaiya Un-Nooh.
This will be the first ever meeting between the two players in what promises to be a fascinating clash of styles.
Jack Lisowski aims to move a step closer to a breakthrough first ranking title when he takes on Sussex cueist Jimmy Robertson.
Lisowski was runner-up to Neil Robertson in this season’s Riga Masters and went on to reach the Quarter-Finals of the World Open a fortnight later.
Harvey Chandler is enjoying a fine start to life on the main tour and the 23-year-old aims to extend his landmark run by dispatching multiple World Championship qualifier Zhang Anda.
Chris Wakelin, who made his World Championship debut this year, aims to surpass his run to the Last 16 here 12 months ago by denying Welsh veteran Lee Walker.
Walker enjoyed a superb run to the Semi-Finals of the Gibraltar Open in March – his best display since reaching the Quarter-Finals of the World Championship back in 1997.
Walker’s fellow Welshman Daniel Wells is also bidding to break new ground by reaching his first career ranking Quarter-Final, and the 30-year-old’s next test comes in the shape of Hampshire’s Billy Joe Castle – a player who has already equalled his best ever run this weekend.
Former Six Reds Champion Mark Davis will be poised for a close-run contest when he takes on former World Seniors Champion Peter Lines.
The action gets underway from 9am BST, with all matches to be contested over the best of seven frames.
Paul Hunter Classic 2018 Match Schedule
All times BST (Local time one hour ahead)
Sunday August 26
204 Zhang Anda v Harvey Chandler
205 Jackson Page v Scott Donaldson
206 Peter Ebdon v Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
207 Lee Walker v Chris Wakelin
208 Kyren Wilson v Hammad Miah
209 Daniel Wells v Billy Joe Castle
210 Jack Lisowski v Jimmy Robertson
211 Mark Davis v Peter Lines
212 Winner of Match 204 v Winner of Match 205
213 Winner of Match 206 v Winner of Match 207
214 Winner of Match 208 v Winner of Match 209
215 Winner of Match 210 v Winner of Match 211
216 Winner of Match 212 v Winner of Match 213
217 Winner of Match 214 v Winner of Match 215