Davy Morris is a player who could be about to make a breakthrough.
He won the Republic of Ireland national title at all age levels - just as Mark Allen did in Northern Ireland - and has kept his place on the main tour these last three years, edging up to 58th in the world rankings.
Davy is just 20 and represents the next wave of Irish snooker. He has practised with Ken Doherty, who rates him very highly.
Of course, it's tough at the qualifiers, particularly for young players coming up against hardened match players.
That said, Davy today plays Jamie Cope who is, like him, a young, attacking pro. This will be a hard match but its style will suit the young Irishman.
If he wins he will be through to the televised stages of a ranking event for the first time in his career.