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2011 Snooker Shoot Out

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Dates  28–30 January 2011
City  Blackpool
Organisation(s)  WPBSA
Venue  Circus Arena
Country  England
Total prize fund  £130,000

The 2011 Snooker Shoot-Out was a cue sport tournament played under a variation of the standard rules of snooker that took place between 28–30 January 2011 at the Circus Arena in Blackpool, England. The event was sponsored by


The event was last held in 1990 under traditional format, where Darren Morgan defeated Mike Hallett 2–1 in the final.

Nigel Bond won in the final 62–23 against Robert Milkins.

Prize fund

Winner: £32,000
Runner-up: £16,000
Semi-finals: £8,000
Quarter-finals: £4,000
Last 16: £2,000
Last 32: £1,000
Last 64: £500

Highest break: £2,000
Total: £130,000

Format and rules

It was a one frame shoot out with a random draw. 64 players contested the tournament, which was shown on Sky, the first time that Sky has shown a World Snooker event live since 2004. Frames were subject to a 20-second shot clock in the first five minutes and to a 15-second shot clock in the last 5 minutes. Clock started when the player had taken the cue ball. Players had to hit a cushion (with the cue ball OR the object ball) or pot a ball on every shot. Players lagged for who breaks and the winner decided. All foul resulted in ball in hand. After 10 minutes, the player with the most points won. If the score was tied, then a blue ball shoot out decided.


The draw for round 1 was made on 28 November 2010, just before the final of the Premier League. The draw for each round including the semi-finals was random, made just before the round began. All times are GMT.


  • Sunday, 30 January – 19:00
  • Nigel Bond 55–14 Marcus Campbell
  • Robert Milkins 72–35 Ronnie O'Sullivan
  • Final

  • Sunday, 30 January – 19:00
  • Nigel Bond 62–23 Robert Milkins
  • Century breaks

  • 123, 113 Ronnie O'Sullivan
  • 112 Mark King
  • 106 Alfie Burden
  • References

    2011 Snooker Shoot-Out Wikipedia