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

Stuart NewmanFeatured ColumnistFebruary 14, 2016

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 22:  Robin Hull of Finland plays a shot against  Shaun Murphy of England during day five of the 2015 Betfred World Snooker Championship at Crucible Theatre on April 22, 2015 in Sheffield, England.  (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)
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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 Lines56-33Kurt Maflin
Robert Milkins53-38Marco Fu
Mark J. Williams70-43Rory McLeod
Tian Pengfei16-56Joe Swail
Jamie Jones1-97Martin Gould
Liang Wenbo52-60Anthony McGill
Robin Hull41-35Craig Steadman
Rod Lawler23-1Dechawat Poomjaeng
Kyren Wilson55-14Li Hang
Anthony Hamilton50-56Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
Stuart Carrington62-7Matthew Stevens
Barry Hawkins0-48Peter Ebdon
Xiao Guodong38-25Matthew Selt
Oliver Lines26-59Ian Burns
Judd Trump74-22Gerard Greene
Round 2
Rod Lawler69-0Stuart Bingham
Ian Burns60-36Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
Luca Brecel46-20Xiao Guodong
Zhou Yuelong85-0Shaun Murphy
Ali Carter85-5Peter Lines
Mark J. Williams58-32David Gilbert
Ryan Day52-38Kyren Wilson
Joe Swail39-1Anthony McGill
Robin Hull70-6Judd Trump
Andrew Higginson85-10Martin Gould
David Morris43-9Peter Ebdon
Joe Perry46-38Tom Ford
Jimmy Robertson0-67Jack Lisowski
Gary Wilson62-21Stuart Carrington
Mark Allen56-61Robert Milkins
Michael White1-66Ben Woollaston
Round 3
Robert Milkins102-17David Morris
Ben Woollaston31-47Luca Brecel
Zhou Yuelong36-57Ryan Day
Ian Burns21-49Robin Hull
Jack Lisowski12-72Andrew Higginson
Mark Williams42-13Joe Perry
Gary Wilson16-22Joe Swail
Rod Lawler61-24Ali Carter
Ryan Day7-78Robin Hull
Mark Williams39-20Andrew Higginson
Rod Lawler18-27Luca Brucel
Robert Milkins8-23Joe Swail
Joe Swail34-38Luca Brecel
Mark Williams41-62Robin Hull
Luca Brecel36-50Robin Hull
Source: ITV Sport
World Snooker Shoot-Out 2016 Prize Money
StagePrize Money
Last 16£2,000
Last 32£1,000
Last 64£500
Source: World Snooker


Hull Pockets £32,000 in Shoot-Out

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22:  A general view of the fans and table as Neil Robertson of Australia plays a shot against Shaun Murphy of England during The Final on day 8 of The Masters at Alexandra Palace on January 22, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by
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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.