The 2022 Snooker Shoot Out draws to a close on Sunday with the final five rounds taking place on an action-packed Day Four in Leicester.
The field has been whittled down from 128 to 32, but by the end of play on Sunday evening, just one man will be left standing with the £50,000 top prize.
Three former champions are left standing in the Third Round, which takes centre stage in the afternoon before the Last 16, Quarter-Finals, Semis and final in a blockbuster evening session.
Michael Holt, who has won more Shoot Out matches than any player in the history of the event, takes on Scotland’s Dean Young as ‘The Hitman’ bids to follow up his 2020 triumph.
Nigel Bond, winner of the inaugural Shoot Out back in 2011, takes on Welshman Jamie Clarke, while 2018 champion Michael Georgiou faces amateur ace Kuldesh Johal – who has already knocked out former champion Thepchaiya Un-Nooh.
A number of top ranked stars remain in the running, including reigning World Champion and local favourite Mark Selby – who lost in the final last year and now comes up against Wirral cueist Robbie Williams.
Northern Ireland Open champion Mark Allen, the 2013 Shoot Out runner-up, kicks off the day’s action against Jak Jones, while three-time World Champion Mark Williams faces Irish youngster Aaron Hill.
Matthew Selt takes on Ali Carter in a clash of two former ranking event winners, while 2015 World Champion Stuart Bingham meets Leeds ace Oliver Lines.
Former World Champion Ken Doherty continues his quest against Chris Wakelin, as former UK Championship finalist Liang Wenbo plays in-form Sanderson Lam.
The general rules of the Shoot-Out are the same as those in a traditional game of snooker, although there are several key variants that epitomise the uniqueness of the event.
These include all frames being capped at ten minutes, with the player scoring the most points declared the winner.
Players will lag to decide who breaks off and there will be a shot clock in operation, with the competitors having 15 seconds to complete each shot over the first five minutes of the frame, while just 10 seconds will be allocated during the last five minutes.
Players must hit a cushion or pot a ball with each they shot play otherwise it will be deemed a foul which, along with any other infringement, will result in the opponent being awarded the cue ball-in-hand.
Snooker Shoot-Out 2022 Day Four Schedule of Play
Sunday January 23
Jak Jones v Mark Allen
Ian Burns v Mitchell Mann
Simon Blackwell v Andrew Higginson
Aaron Hill v Mark Williams
Allan Taylor v Hossein Vafaei
Dean Young v Michael Holt
Liam Highfield v Daniel Womersley
Matthew Selt v Ali Carter
Oliver Lines v Stuart Bingham
Duane Jones v Steven Hallworth
Lukas Kleckers v Billy Joe Castle
Michael Georgiou v Kuldesh Johal
Ken Doherty v Chris Wakelin
Nigel Bond v Jamie Clarke
Liang Wenbo v Sanderson Lam
Robbie Williams v Mark Selby