World Snooker is delighted to announce Coral as the new title sponsor of the Shoot-Out.
The celebrated three-day tournament features fast and furious snooker, with 64 players in a knock-out format. Matches last a maximum of ten minutes, with a shot clock ensuring rapid and dramatic action.
The Coral Shoot-Out will run on the weekend of February 12 to 14 and will be staged at the iconic Hexagon in Reading for the first time.
Televised by ITV4, it will feature top stars including Shaun Murphy, Stuart Bingham, Judd Trump, John Higgins and defending champion Michael White battling for the trophy and £32,000 top prize.
World Snooker Commercial Director Miles Pearce said: “We are thrilled to welcome Coral as title sponsor of the Shoot-Out for the first time. They have previously sponsored the UK Championship so they are aware of the tremendous exposure our sport can achieve for their brand.
“The Shoot-Out has become one of the most exciting and popular events on the calendar since it was first staged in 2011. It has a fabulous atmosphere for the fans in the arena and we’re looking forward to going back to The Hexagon, a venue stepped in snooker history. ITV will broadcast this tournament for the first time which will be a treat for fans on free-to-air television.”
Nicola McGeady, Coral PR Manager, added: “Snooker has evolved and modernised over the last few years and the Shoot-Out has become one of the most exciting events on the calendar since it started in 2011. In the same way Coral has also modernised and innovated to offer the very best betting service, whilst staying true to its proud heritage as one of Britain’s biggest and best known betting brands. Together, the Shoot-Out and Coral make a very good fit indeed. Last year we were proud sponsors of the UK Championship, and by supporting the Shoot-Out, we are continuing to show our commitment to the sport.”
Tickets for the Coral Shoot-Out are on sale now and you can buy a pass for all five sessions for just £75. Fans are strongly urged to book fast as tickets are selling out. For details call 0118 960 6060 or CLICK HERE