Eager players chalked up the chance of a lifetime by playing two greats of the game ahead of the World Snooker Championships.
Sheffield railway station was buzzing as challengers played pool against former champions John Parrott and Paul Doherty today.
The event was in aid of charities Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in North Anston.
Doherty, who is competing in this year’s tournament, said: “It’s great to be back in snooker capital.
“There’s always a great buzz around Sheffield when the tournament is on.
“All the players can’t wait and I’m sure all the people of Sheffield can’t wait.”
“I have spoken to somebody who came all the way from New Zealand for 17 days to watch the snooker and bought a ticket for every session.
To read the full report of the event, pick up a copy of The Star tomorrow.