CHRIS Melling will form part of a star-studded line-up at the weekend, as one of eight players battling it out to win Ultimate Pool's Players Championship finals.

The Keighley native qualified for the finals earlier this year, alongside Bradford's Karl Boyes.

Multiple world champions Mick Hill and Gareth Potts are also competing.

Jack Whelan, Simon Fitzsimmons, Christophe Lambert and Shaun Storry complete what is surely one of the strongest line-ups for an Ultimate Pool event in history.

The Finals Weekend in Newcastle-under-Lyme will be straight knockout throughout, with Boyes and Melling going head-to-head in the first quarter-final, which gets underway at midday on Saturday.

The winner of the tournament will scoop the £6,000 top prize, though all eight finalists are already guaranteed £1,000 for getting to this stage.