The 2023 Snooker Shoot Out features a fast and frenetic four days of action, and a live stream is available for all matches.
The unique shot-clock competition features 128 players competing for a £50,000 top prize at the Swansea Arena from December 6-9.
The Shoot Out was confirmed as a ranking event in 2017, with prize money from the first six stagings having previously not counted towards the Order of Merit.
Chris Wakelin is the defending champion after he defeated Belgium’s Julien Leclercq in the final of the most recent staging in January.
No player has ever captured the Shoot Out title on more than one occasion since it began in 2011, while only 23 players have registered a century break.
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.
A live stream of all Shoot Out matches will be available on laptop, mobile and tablet devices in the UK and various other regions worldwide.
How to watch Snooker Shoot Out live stream
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2) Register an account, place a £10 first bet and get £30 in Free Bets* (18+ only, T&Cs apply)
3) Once registered, go to the sports homepage and select ‘Snooker’ from the left-hand menu
4) Select the play icon next to the match in progress and the stream window will appear
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All matches are also available to watch live at Sky Bet. To watch, simply:
2) Register an account (18+)
3) Get £30 in Free Bets when you place ANY first bet*
4) Go to the Snooker menu and select ‘Watch Live’ next to the match in progress
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