2005 World Snooker Champion - Shaun Murphy, has this weekend picked up his second ranking event title with victory over Ryan Day in the Malta Cup.
The scoreline of 9-4 will give Murphy every confidence with the Welsh Open and World Championhship coming up. The tournament was full of shocks with many of the top players falling early on.
The media seem to think that Stephen Hendry played the best snooker had it not been for a bout of gastroenteritis in the semi-final.
The Welsh Open starts this coming Sunday from the Newport Centre in Wales.