The Scottish Professional Championship is being revived after a 22 year absence.
The tournament, solely for Scottish pros, is being staged at the Lucky Break Club, Glasgow from April 11-13.
The top four ranked Scottish professionals - John Higgins, Stephen Maguire, Stephen Hendry and Graeme Dott - will be seeded through to the quarter-finals, assuming they accept the invitation to compete.
The other five Scots pros - Alan McManus, Marcus Campbell, Jamie Burnett, Anthony McGill and James McBain - will be joined by three former professionals to play a qualifying round, with the four winners progressing to the quarters.
The Scottish Professional Championship ran from 1980 to 1989.
It provided the then 17 year-old Hendry with his first professional title in 1986.
He won it the following two years as well but with so much snooker to play and so little decent Scottish opposition at the time he declined to enter in 1989, when the event was won by John Rea.
The revived tournament will take place in Rea's own club and carries a prize fund of £15,000.
In recent years the Irish professionals have had their own tournament and, in a fantasy world where everything ran smoothly, it would be nice for other countries to follow suit and maybe even have a finals for the various national champions.
Scotland became a great snooker hotbed in the wake of Hendry's remarkable rise to the very top.
A number of good players have come and gone since...Euan Henderson, Billy Snaddon, Chris Small, David McLellan, John Lardner, Martin Dziewialtowski, Graham Horne, Craig McGillivray to name a few.
The Scots failed to win a match at the Crucible until 1987. Since then a Scot has won the title 11 times and appeared in a total of 16 finals.
Having their own championship again gives them the chance to celebrate one of snooker's most successful nations.
Another new tournament to the calendar can never be a bad thing
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