Snooker Shoot-Out

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Snooker Shoot-Out
Tournament information
Venue Watford Colosseum
Location Watford
Country England
Established 1990
Organisation(s) World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £130,000[1]
Current champion(s) Scotland Anthony McGill

The Snooker Shoot-Out is a professional ranking snooker tournament played under a variation of the standard rules. The 2017 event is the first time that the tournament was staged as a ranking event.[2] Anthony McGill is the defending champion.

History[edit]

A similar event known as Shoot-Out was first held in September 1990, when, except the final, all matches were decided over a single frame. The event returned in 2011 with several innovations, and was renamed to Snooker Shoot-Out.[3] It was sponsored by CaesarsCasino.com,[4] and has been compared to cricket's Twenty20 matches.[5]

It is a one-frame shoot-out with a random draw, where the winner is given £32,000. The top 64 players in the world rankings contested the tournament, which was shown on Sky and ITV 4. The 2011 event was the first time that Sky has shown a World Snooker event live since 2004.[6][7] Since 2011 the event took place at the Circus Arena in Blackpool.[8][9][10][11] The event was sponsored by PartyPoker.com in 2012,[12] by Betfair in 2013,[13] by 888casino in 2014,[14] and by Betway in 2015.[15] The tournament was held at the Hexagon in Reading for 2016 and was sponsored by Coral.[citation needed] In 2017 the shoot-out is a ranking event for the first time, open to all 128 professional players.[16]

Format[edit]

Rules by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association:[17]

  • Every frame lasts 10 minutes.
  • There is a shot clock. For the first 5 minutes of the match, players have 15 seconds per shot, but for the last 5 minutes this is reduced to 10 seconds.[18] Failure to strike the cue ball within the time allowed results in a 5-point penalty. Prior to 2013, the shot clock was set at 20 seconds per shot for the first 5 minutes and 15 seconds for the last 5 minutes.[17]
  • Players must hit a cushion (with any ball) or pot a ball with every shot.[18] Prior to 2013 either the cue ball or the object ball needed to hit a cushion.[17]
  • All fouls result in ball in hand.
  • Players ‘lag’ for who breaks off.
  • In an event of a tie the blue ball shoot-out determines the winner. The blue ball is placed on its spot and the player can place the cue ball anywhere within the D before attempting to pot the blue (winner of lag decides who goes first).

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Runner-Up Final score City Season
Shoot-Out (non-ranking)
1990[3] Wales Darren Morgan England Mike Hallett 2–1[n 1] Stoke 1990/91
Snooker Shoot-Out (non-ranking)[19]
2011[8] England Nigel Bond England Robert Milkins 1–0 (62–23) Blackpool 2010/11
2012[9] England Barry Hawkins Scotland Graeme Dott 1–0 (61–23) 2011/12
2013[10] England Martin Gould Northern Ireland Mark Allen 1–0 (104–0) 2012/13
2014[11] Wales Dominic Dale England Stuart Bingham 1–0 (77–19) 2013/14
2015[20] Wales Michael White China Xiao Guodong 1–0 (54–48) 2014/15
2016[21] Finland Robin Hull Belgium Luca Brecel 1–0 (50–36) Reading 2015/16
Snooker Shoot-Out (ranking)
2017[22] Scotland Anthony McGill China Xiao Guodong 1–0 (67–19) Watford 2016/17
2018[23] 2017/18

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The final was best of three frames.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prize Money Breakdowns 2013/14". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 1 May 2013. Archived from the original on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.worldsnooker.com/tickets/2017-coral-shoot-out-snooker/
  3. ^ a b Turner, Chris. "One Frame Shoot-Out". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 13 March 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Caesarscasino.com sponsors Snooker Shoot-out". crunchsports.com. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Hearn unveils 20 second snooker". Daily Mail. Associated Newspapers. 17 May 2010. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Sky to televise World Snooker Shoot-Out". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 17 May 2010. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Sky To Televise World Seniors Championship". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 19 August 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "Day Three In Blackpool". World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "PartyPoker.com Snooker Shoot-Out (2012)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "Betfair Snooker Shoot-Out (2013)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "888casino.com Snooker Shoot-Out (2014)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "Partypoker.com Sponsor Shoot-Out". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  13. ^ "Betfair Backing Shoot-Out". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  14. ^ "Shoot-Out To Be Sponsored By 888casino.com". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  15. ^ "Betway To Sponsor Shoot-Out And Seniors". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 25 February 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 
  16. ^ http://www.worldsnooker.com/snooker-shoot-out-becomes-ranking-event/
  17. ^ a b c "Rules". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 9 June 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
  18. ^ a b "Rules". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 14 April 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  19. ^ "Hall of Fame". Snooker.org. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  20. ^ "Betway Snooker Shoot-Out (2015)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  21. ^ "Coral Snooker Shoot-Out (2016)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  22. ^ "Coral Snooker Shoot-Out (2017)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  23. ^ "Coral Snooker Shoot-Out (2018)". Snooker.org. Retrieved 14 July 2017.