Shootout heads for a sell out

In action: Steve Davis
In action: Steve Davis
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Tickets for snooker’s 888casino Shoot-Out in Blackpool later this month have sold out for the Saturday, with just a few remaining for the Friday and Sunday.

The thrilling quick-fire tournament runs from January 24 to 26 at the Blackpool Tower Circus Arena, and all sessions are expected to sell out soon.

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 10-minute frames and a shot clock.

A spokesman for World Snooker said: “Many snooker fans consider this the most exhilarating event on the snooker calendar because the action comes so thick and fast.

“The defending champion Martin Gould recently said it’s all about getting the crowd on your side, and a lot of others will learn from that this time.

“For the lucky fans in the arena it’s an incredible experience and a fabulous night out.”

The 6pm session on Friday January 24, and the 2pm and 7pm sessions on Sunday January 26 have limited tickets remaining. There are also VIP tickets available with the chance to meet the players.

Tickets, which start at £16, can be bought by visiting www.worldsnooker.com/tickets or calling 0871 620 7052 (calls cost 10p per minute, plus network extras).