Tony Knowles reached three Crucible semi-finals without winning the world title but has today captured the first six reds event to be played at the famous Sheffield venue.
Knowles beat teenager Ross Muir 52-18 in their one frame match.
There's been a lot of rubbish written about the six reds format in the build up to the championship. I'm basically of the view that there's nothing wrong with snooker as it is.
There are many problems with the sport but the game itself isn't one of them.
However, it occurs to me that six reds might be the answer for seniors snooker.
Let's be honest, the old boys would struggle to produce much in the way of form on current tournament tables over the traditional format.
But the shorter game might be an idea for an over 40s tournament featuring stars of the 1980s and those who have recently turned 40.
This is ironic in a way because Sir Rodney Walker appears to believe six reds will bring a new generation to the game.
I think if it does anything it might actually rekindle interest from some of those harking back to the boom years.