The Shanghai Masters has been an absorbing event which once again proves the huge interest in snooker in China.
Crowds have been large and enthusiastic, the snooker has been high quality and the plush Grand Stage arena has come across well on the television, giving the tournament an air of class.
This is due to the organisation of the local promoters and World Snooker who have brought the event together after several months of hard work.
In China, there are a lot of people to keep happy - sponsors, dignitaries, players, spectators, a huge media turnout and the broadcasters. This is far from simple but the Shanghai Masters should be regarded as a success.
The day before it began there was a red carpet parade in which the players were treated like film stars.
This was something of a culture shock for the lads, who often walk around UK snooker venues without receiving a second look.
Ronnie O'Sullivan has produced some excellent snooker and is a huge favourite to win his third ranking title in succession.
But Ricky Walden has already beaten Stephen Hendry, Neil Robertson, Steve Davis and Mark Selby and should go out and enjoy today's final.
Win or lose, he will always remember his week in Shanghai.