David Taylor, a semi-finalist in the 1980 World Championship, has entered the qualifiers for snooker's showpiece event some 30 years on.
Taylor, 66, will face Bournemouth's Paul Wykes in the first preliminary round at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield on February 26.
Known as 'The Silver Fox', Taylor was a mainstay of TV snooker in the boom years of the 1980s.
He turned professional in 1965 and competed on the circuit until 1997, spending ten seasons in the elite top 16 and attaining a highest ranking of seventh in the 1981/82 season.
His only ranking final appearance came at the 1982 Jameson International, where he lost 9-6 to Tony Knowles.
He is also the reason it says Dennis Taylor and not D. Taylor on the World Championship trophy.
In addition, Taylor was commentating - very excitedly - with John Pulman when Steve Davis compiled the first televised 147 break at the 1982 Lada Classic.
Since retiring, Taylor has run a guest house in Cheshire. He also had a brief spell on the WPBSA board.