It's Luke Humphries who remains the odds-on favourite to land a second major televised tournament in as many months, but could 6/4 outsider Rob Cross spring a surprise.
Cool Hand Luke has been knocking on the door of the big time for a few seasons now and in 2023 has finally wrenched it off its hinges.
A multiple European Tour winner, Humphries was consistently going deep in the majors but never walking off with the winner's cheque.
But it all clicked in Leicester last month when he broke his duck and broke down in tears after beating Price to win the World Grand Prix - surely the first of many major successes.
He's looked in fine fettle in Aldersley too, producing scintillating showings to sail through the group stages unbeaten, and then upping the ante yet further to see off Ryan Searle and Gary Anderson in the knockout rounds.
His semi-final success over James Wade was more laboured, but he will expect to be back at his very best as he bids to land the title, and £150,000 in prize money, against Rob Cross in Sunday evening's final.
Rob Cross had previously never been eliminated in the group stage in seven visits, nor ever gone past the quarter-finals!
The former world champion appeared to have a narrow attainment window at the Grand Slam, but four event wins this year has helped spur the former world champion through to the final for the first time.
'Voltage' has been consistently good throughout the week, following up his group progression with impressive victories over Nathan Aspinall and Damon Heta to book a semi-final date with Stephen Bunting - one he prevailed victorious from 16-13.
Cross has vowed to capture a major title in 2023, and with time running out, could he be about to upstage arguably the most in-form player on the planet right now in Luke Humphries and strike gold?