Ray Reardon: Hello, is Barry Hearn there please?
Baz: Yes, Barry Hearn speaking.
Ray: Oh, hello Barry, it's Ray here.
Baz: Ray who?
Ray: Ray Reardon.
Baz: Do I know you?
Ray: We met a long time ago, when I won six world snooker titles.
Baz: That Ray, gotcha now. What can I do for you?
Ray: I heard you're doing wild cards for any World Champion with six titles or more. And I read that you're doing the final on a one frame Pot Black format.
Baz: Yes, it's to get Hendry and Davis back into snooker through the back door. Clever isn't it?
Ray: It's great. So will I get a wildcard as a 6 times champion, I was thinking of swinging the old wood and leather again. I did like a bit of Pot Black.
Baz: Erm, Ray, erm.....................................