The first man into the quarter finals was Mark Williams who dispatched Mark Allen by a scoreline of 5-3.Williams has a remarkable record in this part of the world and it would be a brave man to suggest he can't add this title to his collection on this form. His last 8 opponent will be Marcus Campbell who beat Fergal O Brien 5-2.
On the other main table the ghosts of the last six month's came back to haunt Judd Trump in his match with Robert Milkins.Leading 3-1 at the interval and seemingly in control Trump had no answer as Milkins fought back to win the next four and secure his quarter final spot 5-3.There he will play Ricky Walden who triumphed by a single point beating Joe Perry 5-4 on the final black.
In the evening session Mark Selby eased into the quarters with a 5-0.win over Jamie Cope who in truth again displayed his suspect temperament.as he seemed to self destruct after losing the second frame of the match from a winning position.Selby wont have it quite so easy in the next round where he faces the man in form Stuart Bingham.Bingham reached this stage by beating Ken Doherty 5-4.
The remaining quarter final will be between Mark Davis and Graeme Dott .Davis who has been on the brink of a top 16 place for a while kept his recent good form going seeing off Jamie Burnett 5-3.and Dott ended the run of Rod Lawler by a scoreline of 5-4.
By this time tomorrow we will know the four semi finalists and maybe by then I will be willing to get off the fence and give a prediction for the title!