Wrong! As from today the Welsh Open Qualifiers are starting and for the next four days we are going to assist at genuine battles of cues, at the end of which only 16 will prevail.
Next to the Top 16 players the ones that are going to qualify are having just one single day off to pack their bags from Sheffield and fly to Wales's Newport where the main event is beginning held from February 13th. How crazy is that?
So, a true marathon of endurance is starting today at World Snooker Academy from Sheffield and below you have the match schedule for today:
Tiang Pengfei v. Cao Yupeng
David Grace v. Daniel Wells
Sam Craigie v. Lucky Vatnani
Kurt Maflin v. Stuart Carrington
Andrew Norman v. Aditya Mehta
David Morris v. Paul Davison
Andrew Pagett v. Adam Wicheard
Yu Delu v. Luca Brecel
Adam Duffy v. Dechawat Poomjaeng
Passakorn Suwannawat v. Sam Baird*all hours are UK time
All matches are played under "the best of 7 frames" and each session will see no less than two matches being broadcasted LIVE. You can use this link to see the lads in action.