Here's the format by the way, courtesy of Snooker HQ. The winner tonight will be the first one through to the winner's group.
I'm not exactly sure why 8 players get 2 chances to qualify for Wednesday, and the other 4 only get 1 chance.
Each week will comprise 12 different entrants, with the action taking place on Monday*, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights at the Crucible Club in Reading.
Eight players will first participate on a Monday in a mini event, with the semi-finalists advancing to Wednesday’s final rounds.
An additional four cueists enter the fray for a second mini event on a Tuesday alongside the Monday’s four losers, with the semi-finalists again progressing to Wednesday night.