So I'm in Killarney for the first ever Six Reds World Championship, sponsored by 888sport.com.
To declare an interest from the off: I was asked to be tournament press officer and am here in that capacity.
There will be 130 group matches today and the same number tomorrow before the knockout phase begins on Thursday with the final on Friday.
Eurosport will screen live coverage on Thursday from 3.15-7pm UK time and on Friday from 3-7pm.
John Higgins is here despite his exertions in Telford, as is Stephen Hendry.
However, there were withdrawals from Shaun Murphy, Peter Ebdon and Mark Allen.
Even so, the likes of Mark Williams, Ryan Day, Matthew Stevens and the one and only Alex Higgins are among the huge international field.
I will also be keeping an eye on the progress of my commentary colleague Mike Hallett.
I'll be posting updates from behind the scenes on twitter.
You can follow the results on the official website and from Janie Watkins on global-snooker.com.
Among the matches today are John Higgins v women's world champion Reanne Evans and Michael Holt v Alex Higgins.