The Snooker Shoot Out schedule continues on Friday with the second round at the Morningside Arena in Leicester.
After a frenetic couple of days for the first round, 64 competitors remain in the hunt for the £50,000 top prize.
With buzzer-beating pots, last-second flukes, and respotted blues, the quick-fire ranking event has already provided plenty of drama.
Reigning champion Hossein Vafaei bowed out in the very first game on Wednesday, but there are still several proven winners left.
Arguably the tie of the second round is the clash of Thailand between 2019 winner Thepchaiya Un-Nooh and his eccentric countryman Dechawat Poomjaeng.
Michael Holt, who won the Shoot Out in 2020 but dropped off the professional tour at the end of last season, plays Robbie McGuigan in one of two all-amateur fixtures.
Fellow former champions Martin Gould, Michael White, Dominic Dale, and Michael Georgiou are all hoping to reach the last 32 as well.
After becoming the first female player to win a match in the tournament with her victory over Stuart Bingham in round one, Reanne Evans takes on Scottish Open champion Gary Wilson.
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Meanwhile, 14 year-old Vladislav Gradinari will look to build on his impressive television debut when he challenges Brazil’s Victor Sarkis.
Riley Powell, also just 14 and one of six promising junior amateurs alongside Moldova’s Gradinari who were invited by the WPBSA, beat Kyren Wilson to set up a tie against Daniel Wells.
There are only three members from the top 16 in the world rankings remaining – Mark Williams, Shaun Murphy, and Jack Lisowski.
No top 16 player at the time of the event has ever lifted the trophy in what is the most unpredictable competition on the snooker calendar.
Snooker Shoot Out draw and schedule
Session starts at 1pm on Friday
Shaun Murphy vs Mark Davis
David Grace vs Ashley Hugill
Barry Pinches vs Cao Yupeng
Joe Perry vs Jamie Jones
Ken Doherty vs Dominic Dale
Asjad Iqbal vs Jimmy Robertson
David Lilley vs Elliot Slessor
Jak Jones vs Michael Georgiou
Robert Milkins vs Alexander Ursenbacher
Julien Leclercq vs Haydon Pinhey
Chris Wakelin vs Alfie Burden
Ben Mertens vs Fan Zhengyi
Zhou Yuelong vs Robbie Williams
Jackson Page vs Fergal O’Brien
Gerard Greene vs Ali Carter
Michael Holt vs Robbie McGuigan
Session starts at 7pm on Friday
Daniel Wells vs Riley Powell
Vladislav Gradinari vs Victor Sarkis
Ben Woollaston vs Rory McLeod
Sam Craigie vs Lukas Kleckers
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh vs Dechawat Poomjaeng
Jordan Brown vs Yuan Sijun
Gary Wilson vs Reanne Evans
Ross Muir vs Tom Ford
Mark Williams vs Dean Young
Jamie O’Neill vs Martin Gould
John Astley vs Dylan Emery
Steven Hallworth vs Noppon Saengkham
Liam Highfield vs Louis Heathcote
Michael White vs Callum Beresford
Xu Si vs Xiao Guodong
Jack Lisowski vs Adam Duffy
Where to watch the Snooker Shoot Out
Live coverage will be available in Britain, Ireland, and across Europe via Eurosport and discovery+.
Other options are available for viewers around the world, which you can view by clicking here.
Featured photo credit: WST