Snooker Shoot-Out 2016: Final Score, Full Results, Prize Money and Reaction

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Snooker Shoot-Out 2016: Final Score, Full Results, Prize Money and Reaction
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Finland’s Robin Hull won the 2016 World Snooker Shoot-Out on Sunday, as he saw off Belgian youngster Luca Brecel in the final 50-36.

Sixty-four players started the single-frame tournament on Friday, with the fast-and-furious setup making for endless exciting action on the baize.

Here’s a look at a full list of results from a thrilling tournament at the Hexagon Arena, plus a prize-money breakdown and recap from the final day in Reading, England.

World Snooker Shoot-Out 2016 Results
Round 1
Peter Lines 56-33 Kurt Maflin
Robert Milkins 53-38 Marco Fu
Mark J. Williams 70-43 Rory McLeod
Tian Pengfei 16-56 Joe Swail
Jamie Jones 1-97 Martin Gould
Liang Wenbo 52-60 Anthony McGill
Robin Hull 41-35 Craig Steadman
Rod Lawler 23-1 Dechawat Poomjaeng
Kyren Wilson 55-14 Li Hang
Anthony Hamilton 50-56 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
Stuart Carrington 62-7 Matthew Stevens
Barry Hawkins 0-48 Peter Ebdon
Xiao Guodong 38-25 Matthew Selt
Oliver Lines 26-59 Ian Burns
Judd Trump 74-22 Gerard Greene
Round 2
Rod Lawler 69-0 Stuart Bingham
Ian Burns 60-36 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
Luca Brecel 46-20 Xiao Guodong
Zhou Yuelong 85-0 Shaun Murphy
Ali Carter 85-5 Peter Lines
Mark J. Williams 58-32 David Gilbert
Ryan Day 52-38 Kyren Wilson
Joe Swail 39-1 Anthony McGill
Robin Hull 70-6 Judd Trump
Andrew Higginson 85-10 Martin Gould
David Morris 43-9 Peter Ebdon
Joe Perry 46-38 Tom Ford
Jimmy Robertson 0-67 Jack Lisowski
Gary Wilson 62-21 Stuart Carrington
Mark Allen 56-61 Robert Milkins
Michael White 1-66 Ben Woollaston
Round 3
Robert Milkins 102-17 David Morris
Ben Woollaston 31-47 Luca Brecel
Zhou Yuelong 36-57 Ryan Day
Ian Burns 21-49 Robin Hull
Jack Lisowski 12-72 Andrew Higginson
Mark Williams 42-13 Joe Perry
Gary Wilson 16-22 Joe Swail
Rod Lawler 61-24 Ali Carter
Ryan Day 7-78 Robin Hull
Mark Williams 39-20 Andrew Higginson
Rod Lawler 18-27 Luca Brucel
Robert Milkins 8-23 Joe Swail
Joe Swail 34-38 Luca Brecel
Mark Williams 41-62 Robin Hull
Luca Brecel 36-50 Robin Hull

Source: ITV Sport

World Snooker Shoot-Out 2016 Prize Money
Stage Prize Money
Winner £32,000
Runner-Up £16,000
Semi-Finalist £8,000
Quarter-Finalist £4,000
Last 16 £2,000
Last 32 £1,000
Last 64 £500

Source: World Snooker

Hull Pockets £32,000 in Shoot-Out

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Sixteen players came into the final day of the World Snooker Shoot-Out just four frames away from the title, with the winner still something of a lottery.

Hull began his day against Ian Burns after knocking out pre-tournament favourite Judd Trump on Saturday, and he continued to produce the brilliance with a 49-21 victory, as World Snooker revealed:

His break building was nothing short of sensational in that match despite the pressure of the ticking clock behind him, although Burns had plenty of chances to snatch the match.

Brecel, meanwhile, took out Ben Woollaston to kick off his day before chalking up a hard-fought 27-18 victory over Rod Lawler in the quarter-finals.

Hull once again demonstrated his break-building ability in the last eight to secure a comprehensive 78-7 win against highly rated Welshman Ryan Day.

Brecel, Hull, Mark Williams and Joe Swail made up the last four, with the latter full of confidence after serving up an incredible last-gasp triumph earlier in the day, per World Snooker:

However, Swail couldn’t quite get the better of Brecel despite a late charge, sending the Belgian to the final for a chance to win £32,000.

Hull then endured a similar scare against Williams, who came storming back late on, but the Finn did just enough to win 62-41.

In the final, it was the Hull show. He started brilliantly and looked at ease pocketing reds and colours, with flawless ball-striking sending him into an early lead.

The pressure of the clock caught Hull out midway through a nice-looking break, and Brecel had the chance to hit back and get his nose in front.

However, the Belgian couldn’t take advantage, and after the pair exchanged blows with the shot clock going down to 10 seconds, Hull was back among the balls.

And with a smooth shot on the pink, the champion was crowned. World Snooker revealed the title-winning moment:

Following the victory, Hull admitted that he thought his slip-up in the final had cost him the trophy before saying that he'll take plenty of confidence from crossing the line, per World Snooker:

I thought my chance had gone in the last frame. Each match is just a coin flip and I got very lucky. The money helps because it allows me to keep playing and I enjoy competing, especially in an atmosphere like this. To get paid for it is a privilege. I was twitching here for two days but I’ve ended up winning and this will give me a lot of confidence.

Hull has always been an exciting player, and Sunday’s victory demonstrated that he has a great deal of composure to match his ability.

The Finn returns to action on Monday in the Welsh Open, where he takes on Hossein Vafaei in the first round. And based on his exploits in Reading, Hull could well be on for another healthy payday.

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