It was a sign of the controversy generated by the Table Eight ‘Room of Doom’ that the order of play for Friday afternoon, the last-16 tie and final match due to be played in the separate area, was scanned as much for who had to be in there as for who was on the main table in the arena. With Shaun Murphy taking on Judd Trump the TV clash pretty much took care of itself, but with several of the field already having tasted the dubious delights of the ‘Buddha Lounge’ it was Xiao Guodong and Jamie Burnett who drew the short straw. A cynic might wonder if these were players least likely to throw their toys out of the pram on the issue, Inside Snooker couldn’t possibly comment.