Ronnie O'Sullivan vs Tom Ford | Last 32 | 2015 Snooker Shoot Out
The Snooker Shoot-Out is a cue sport tournament played under a variation of the standard rules of snooker, which was first held in 1990. The tournament is sponsored by 888casino.com. Dominic Dale is the reigning champion.
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. It was sponsored by CaesarsCasino.com, and has been compared to cricket's Twenty20 matches.
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 contest the tournament, which is shown on Sky. The 2011 event was the first time that Sky has shown a World Snooker event live since 2004. Since 2011 the event takes place at the Circus Arena in Blackpool. The event was sponsored by PartyPoker.com
in 2012, by Betfair in 2013, and by 888casino.com
Rules by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association:
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. Failure to ensure that the cue ball hits the object 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.
Players must hit a cushion or pot a ball with every shot. Prior to 2013 either the cue ball or the object ball needed to hit a cushion.
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.
Shoot-Out (4-6 Mar 2015)
Round 2 England Joe Perry 0 - 0 Belgium Luca Brecel Head to head Details Live scores
Round 2 Wales Jamie Jones 42 - 38 England Stuart Bingham Head to head Details
Round 2 England Ronnie O'Sullivan v England Tom Ford Head to head Est. today 7:40
Round 2 England Martin Gould v England Rory McLeod Head to head Est. today 8pm
Round 2 England Sam Baird v England Ricky Walden Head to head Est. today 8:15
Round 2 England Alfie Burden v Scotland Fraser Patrick Est. today 8:30
Round 2 England Barry Hawkins v Scotland Anthony McGill Head to head Est. today 8:45
Round 2 Wales Michael White v England Judd Trump Head to head Est. today 9pm
Round 2 England Jimmy White v England Kyren Wilson Head to head Est. today 9:15
Round 2 Scotland Graeme Dott v England Rod Lawler Head to head Est. today 9:30
Round 2 England Anthony Hamilton v England Shaun Murphy Head to head Est. today 9:45
Round 2 China Xiao Guodong v Northern Ireland Mark Allen Est. today 10pm
Round 2 England Chris Wakelin v Ireland David Morris Est. today 10:15
Round 2 England Ben Woollaston v India Aditya Mehta Est. today 10:30
Round 2 Wales Mark J Williams v England Peter Ebdon Head to head Est. today 10:45
Round 2 England Allister Carter v England Michael Holt Head to head Est. today 11pm