Norway's Kurt Maflin and Thailand's Issara Kachaiwong may be two of the sport's lower ranked tour players, but they've not gone unnoticed so far at this week's China Open qualifiers.
Although this week they've produced some of their best play as professionals, we've seen both these boys can play a bit before now.
Maflin famously knocked in the first maximum break of this season's new PTC series. At the PTC1 last summer, he scored a 147, building on his reputation as an able break-builder.
In his good run this week, he's shown the kind of form that established him a a promising juniors, knocking in breaks at will to move past Simon Bedford, Jack Lisowski and Dave Harold.
Tomorrow he takes on Mark King, who has got used to life away from the qualifiers for quite a while now. He'll be hoping his experience in the cubicles can count, to book a tie with Ding Junhui at the main event.
It's always refreshing to see new faces competing at the latter end of the qualifiers, so I'll be cheering them on when they break off tomorrow.
Good luck lads!