A quick(ish) run down of the groups players from British Isles are in, 7 players in groups A-D and 6 in the other groups but I'm short of time so won't name them all:
Duane Jones is in Group A, familiar names of Finland's Robin Hull and Malta's Duncan Bezzina in that group too.
David Lilley is in Group B, George Louka from Cyprus has done pretty well in recent competitions so might be the main threat.
Jeff Cundy finds himself in Group C, Maurice Le Duc of the Netherlands and Poland's Krzysztof Wróbel are also in the Group
Group D includes Rhys Clark, Austria's Paul Schopf and Sascha Lippe of Germany.
Group E has Robert Murphy, Poland's Grzegorz Biernadski and Bulgaria's Georgi Velichkov who should be well matched. Plus Belgium's Jurgen van Roy, certainly no pushover.
In Group F, Netherlands Roy Stolk is rated just ahead of John Whitty, Austria's Andreas Ploner is also in the group.
In Group G Michael Collumb will have to improve on his Q School form to get the better of Israel's Shachar Ruberg. Roman Dietzel of Germany and Poland's Mateusz Baranowski are likely also a threat.
In Group H John Sutton can expect to be pushed by Pole Adam Stefanów. Cypriot Antonis Poullos is also in the group.
Jason Devaney is in Group J, along with Roey Fernandez of Israel and Marcin Nitschke of Poland. And my favourite masochistic pleasure of previous Championships has been to watch Lukas Krenec of the Czech Republic on live streaming potting brilliantly whilst getting further and further out of position - maybe he only does this if I'm watching?
Alex Taubman in Group K may have his hands full with Poland's Michał Zieliński, and you can't completely discount Antti Silvo of Finland and Denmark's Daniel Kandi.
In Group L the lack of players from the British Isles doesn't mean the group lacks good players - Kacper Filipiak of Poland stands out of course, but there's also 'Pistol' Pete Bullen of Belgium, Iceland's Kristján Helgason and Sergiy Isayenko of the Ukraine, in theory a really tight group.
And finally Group M, where Gareth Allen finds himself up against Malta's veteran Alex Borg but should be careful of 3 experienced players in their mid to late 30's, Bernharð Bernharðsson of Iceland, Tom Zimmermann of Switzerland and Poland's Jarosław Kowalski.