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Shoot Out Voted to Remain Ranking Event

Snooker’s professional players have voted to keep the Coral Shoot Out tournament as a world ranking event.

Anthony McGill Shoot OutLast month the one-frame knock out event was made a ranking event for the first time, with Anthony McGill winning the £32,000 top prize in Watford.

World Snooker subsequently asked all tour players to vote on whether the ITV-televised tournament should remain as a ranking event or be removed from the calendar.

Of the 125 players who voted, 90 voted to keep the Shoot Out as a ranking event, and 35 voted to remove it.

World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said: “I am very pleased with the result of the vote, with 72% of tour players voting in favour. The Shoot Out will go ahead as a full ranking event in 2018, and following that we will evaluate its commercial success, as we would for any other tournament.”

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Creator of SnookerHQ and a journalism graduate, David has been actively reporting on snooker since 2011. He has been published in national publications and has appeared on BBC World News and on talkSPORT radio as an analyst.

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