Shoot-Out Opening Night Sold Out

Rapid ticket sales for this weekend’s 888casino Shoot-Out in Blackpool mean that only there are only a few remaining for Sunday’s play.


Tickets for snooker's fast and furious one-frame knockout event at the Blackpool Tower Circus Arena have sold out on the Friday and Saturday, with a limited number of standard and VIP tickets remaining for the 2pm and 7pm sessions on Sunday (January 26).


Fans who want to experience the unique and thrilling atmosphere must book now before all sessions are sold out.


The Sky-televised event will see top green baize stars like Mark Selby, John Higgins, Jimmy White and Steve Davis battling for the £32,000 top prize in the tournament which features ten minute frames and a shot clock.


Last year’s semi-finalist Michael Holt said: “The venue is brilliant, it's perfect for snooker. The seats are quite steep and it creates an amazing atmosphere.


“It’s a lot of fun. Win a couple of games and you're involved. With a bit of luck, you can go far in it but there are no expectations. You can't really practise for this sort of thing. You can get beaten as easily as you can win. I just take is at it comes and enjoy it.”


Tickets, which start at just £16, can be bought by visiting or calling 0871 620 7052 (calls cost 10p per minute, plus network extras). VIP tickets include the chance to be backstage and meet the players.