Snooker Shoot-Out 2012 - Draw Revealed

Snooker Shoot-Out 2012 - Draw Revealed

The draw for the Sky Snooker Shoot-Out 2012 was revealed yesterday. Top ties in the popular event at the Tower Circus, Blackpool include last season's world finalists John Higgins v Judd Trump, Steve Davis v Mark Williams & a repeat of last year's final; Nigel Bond v Robert Milkins.

Snooker Shoot Out Logo

Tower Circus Arena, Blackpool

January 27-29 2012




The Snooker Shoot-Out which was extremely popular for a multitude of reasons is back again next year at the Tower Circus Arena, Blackpool and the draw for the first round was made yesterday.


John Higgins Pink Ribbon Snooker


The top tie in the one frame shoot out is between last season's World Championship finalists John Higgins and Judd Trump. Judd will be favourite going in to that match due to his fast attacking style of snooker but John held himself well in last year's event. But as seen in last year's tournament when two players ranked outside the top 32 reached the final, anyone has a chance of winning best of one matches.


Jack Lisowski PTC7 Snooker


Those two finalists were the tournament winner Nigel Bond and Robert Milkins who have been drawn together again in the first round for this year's event. Other note worthy ties include multiple world champions Steve Davis and Mark Williams, attacking players Neil Robertson and Jamie Cope, top 16 veterans Ali Carter and Matthew Stevens and an interesting tie between youth and experience features Jack Lisowski taking on Stephen Hendry.

The only player not in the top 64 to enter the event is crowd favourite Ronnie O'Sullivan who was replaced by Michael White who was ranked 65 at the time. This no doubt will affect ticket sales at first but because the event was so successful last year hopefully it should still be packed out. Ronnie no doubt wants to be rested for the German Masters which follows shortly after and the £500 appearance fee isn't enough to convince him otherwise.

UPDATE: Match schedule has been released. Click here to view.




Mark Selby v Joe Perry
Mark Williams v Steve Davis
John Higgins v Judd Trump
Neil Robertson v Jamie Cope
Ding Junhui v Barry Hawkins
Shaun Murphy v Fergal O'Brien
Ali Carter v Matthew Stevens
Stephen Maguire v Anthony McGill
Graeme Dott v Alan McManus
Stuart Bingham v Liu Song
Mark Allen v Rory McLeod
Stephen Lee v Peter Lines
Martin Gould v Peter Ebdon
Mark Davis v Mark Joyce
Andrew Higginson v Liang Wenbo
Stephen Hendry v Jack Lisowski
Ricky Walden v Liu Chuang
Marcus Campbell v Xiao Guodong
Mark King v Dominic Dale
Marco Fu v Barry Pinches
Ryan Day v Joe Swail
Tom Ford v Jimmy Robertson
Ken Doherty v Michael Holt
Anthony Hamilton v Jimmy White
Robert Milkins v Nigel Bond
Gerard Greene v Jamie Burnett
Matthew Selt v Joe Jogia
Mike Dunn v Michael White
Jamie Jones v Adrian Gunnell
Dave Harold v James Wattana
Tony Drago v Andy Hicks
Ben Woollaston v Alfie Burden

Posted Nov 7, 2011
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