A host of familiar names are in qualifying action on Friday with 16 places in the final stages of the Australian Open up for grabs.
Four days of qualifying action culminates in the fourth and final round on Friday as players battle it out to ensure their participation in the second ranking event of the season.
The first of three sessions features players from all corners of the world, with Welsh wonderkid Jamie Jones taking centre stage against Matthew Selt.
Jones was the standout debutant at this year's World Championship and will be hoping to kick-start a memorable season by reaching the main event down under and continuing his charge towards the top 16.
Two of his fellow countrymen - Ryan Day and Michael White go head-to-head also in the morning session in what promises to be a highly entertaining encounter.
China's number two Liang Wenbo faces Thailand's Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon in an all-Asian clash, while veteran Irishman Fergal O'Brien takes on one of China's many promising youngsters - Xiao Guodong.
All eyes will be on former World Champion Ken Doherty as he comes up against amateur cueman Michael Wild, with the Darling of Dublin looking to reach the event for the second year running.
Doherty enjoyed a superb run to the Semi-Finals in the inaugural event last year but faces a tough test against the 31-year-old who whitewashed Steve Davis to reach this stage.
The afternoon session features three-time ranking winner James Wattana up against Leicester's Tom Ford, a player who has surged up the world rankings in the past few seasons.
Wattana has enjoyed a fine run in the qualifiers this week, coming through a last frame decider against Jimmy Robertson to reach this stage; he must up his game however if he is to deny Ford yet another televised ranking appearance.
Two veterans collide as Mark King takes on former Shootout winner Nigel Bond, as the ever entertaining 'Hitman' Michael Holt faces young star Liam Highfield, who received a bye following Jimmy White's withdrawl on Thursday.
The final series of matches features the likes of former Masters finalist Marco Fu, Jamie Cope and the methodical Rory Mcleod among the big names needing to secure the single win they need to book their flight to Bendigo.
The action begins at 10am BST, with selected matches being streamed live over the best of nine frames from the World Snooker Academy, Sheffield.
Australian Goldfields Open Qualifiers Order of Play
Friday June 15
49) Jamie Jones v Matthew Selt
50) Ryan Day v Michael White
51) Fergal O'Brien v Xiao Guodong
52) Liang Wenbo v Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon
53) Ken Doherty v Michael Wild
54) Anthony Hamilton 0-w/o Cao Yupeng
55) Jack Lisowski v Dave Harold
56) Mark King v Nigel Bond
57) Marcus Campbell v Anthony McGill
58) Tom Ford v James Wattana
59) Michael Holt v Liam Highfield
60) Robert Milkins v WINNER OF MATCH 44
61) Rory McLeod v Barry Pinches
62) Jamie Cope v WINNER OF MATCH 46
63) Marco Fu v WINNER OF MATCH 47
64) Jamie Burnett v David Gilbert