Mark Allen and Ryan Day do battle for the 2022 British Open title at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes on Sunday.
The third silverware of the season is up for grabs, as well as the top prize of £100,000 and a place in the Champion of Champions later this month.
Appearing in his 14th ranking final, Allen will become the most decorated Irish player outright with victory. Indeed, it would be the Pistol’s seventh ranking title, moving him ahead of 1997 World champion Ken Doherty.
Fresh from shedding four stone, Allen has looked like a man of a mission this week, and he has certainly earned his place in the showpiece.
The world number 14 overcame last year’s runner-up Gary Wilson, while seeing off two of the tournament favourites in Judd Trump and Mark Selby. He then ruthlessly put Noppon Saengkham to the sword 6-1 in the semi-finals; hitting a top break of 133 along the way.
And he will be the favourite to complete the job against world number 27 Day, who scraped past Robbie Williams in the deciding frame of a nervy semi-final on Saturday.
After also defeating the likes of Jimmy Robertson and Graeme Dott earlier in the week, the Welshman is set to appear in his ninth ranking final, and is seeking a fourth title to add to his triumphs at the 2017 Riga Masters, 2018 Gibraltar Open and 2021 Shoot Out.
And though disappointed by his performance during the victory over Williams, the 42-year-old will take confidence from having prevailed while not at his best and can start afresh as he aims to return to the winners’ circle.
The best of 19 frames will determine who walks leaves the Marshall Arena with the trophy, while securing their place in the Champion of Champions.
Play in Milton Keynes gets underway at 1pm BST on Sunday with the opening eight frames, before drawing to a conclusion with a maximum of 11 from 7pm.
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