A fire in one of the entertainment areas at Pontin's has caused the two playing arenas to be evacuated at the Royal London Grand Prix qualifiers.
The players have had to up-cues in the middle of their matches with no immediate sign when play can resume.
This is the last thing the tournament organisers wanted, bearing in mind the new round robin system which means there are around 40 matches played each day.
There will now be a huge backlog to get through, which suggests players and officials will be burning the midnight oil (not literally, I should add).
7PM UPDATE: Play has resumed after a two hour wait