SCOTS Stephen Hendry and John Higgins will need to upset the form book to make the Champions Cup Final an all-tartan affair in Brighton.
The former world champions booked their semi-final slots yesterday with vastly contrasting displays.
World No.2 Higgins whipped Jimmy White 5-2 in Group B while Hendry, who was already through to the last four, crashed 5-3 to world champion Mark Williams.
Higgins faces the Welsh wizard in today's first semi and he said: "I will need to play a lot better in my next game if I want to reach the final. It was hard playing Jimmy knowing I could lose the match but still get through if I won a couple of frames.
"My preparations for the new season haven't been the best but my desire to do well is as strong as ever."
Ronnie O'Sullivan stands between Hendry and a place in the final and the Scot said: "He's been playing superbly this week and looks to be the man in form. I'll look forward to playing him as usual.
"It was hard for Mark and I to motivate ourselves today knowing we both qualified so we just went out to try and make a maximum break and give the crowd something to cheer about."
Hendry made the 506th century of his career - a 114.
Williams also contributed runs of 57, 72 and 80 and he was on course for a 147 in frame three before missing a difficult red.