Today marks that start of the quarter finals, with all the remaining players in action.
The best of 25 frames matches will see No. 16 seed Mark Allen take on No. 9 seed Kyren Wilson; John Higgins (No. 5) facing Judd Trump (No. 4); Ding Junhui (No. 3) battling against Barry Hawkins (No. 6); and Mark Williams (No. 7) up against Ali Carter (No. 15) – the latter of whom has become something of a talking point following an incident in his last match against Ronnie O’Sullivan in what has since been dubbed “Barge-gate”.
World Snooker Championship is on BBC Two at 10.00, 13.00 and 19.00, and the BBC Red Button.