Today is the first day of the semi-finals, which last three days (compared to the two day final)
There was no morning play, so I had to make do with Phil and Holly instead on This Morning. In a real emergency I could watch Ross Kemp In Afghanistan on DVD, but i normally save that for when Ross visits. He gave me a signed copy you know. Might fetch a few quid on ebay.
We are down to one table and the divider covers are taken down - are they the same covers they use at Lords for the cricket?
Ali Carter has taken a 10-6 lead over Stephen Maguire after two sessions. The Scotsman looked out of sorts, but did manager a 142 - the second highest break of the tournament.
Ronnie O,Sullivan leads Matthew Stevens 5-3 after one session, racing into a 4-0 lead in typical Ronnie bravado, before the Welshman pulled two back, with the last two frames shared.