Chris Wakelin was understandably delighted after sealing a maiden ranking title with victory in the 2023 Snooker Shoot Out on Saturday.
The Snooker Shoot Out counts down to its climax on Saturday with the 2023 champion set to win £50,000.
The Snooker Shoot Out schedule continues on Friday with the second round at the Morningside Arena in Leicester.
Vladislav Gradinari was the star of day one as the 2023 Snooker Shoot Out commenced at the Morningside Arena in Leicester.
The 2023 Snooker Shoot Out commences on Wednesday with Mark Allen and reigning champion Hossein Vafaei among the contenders in the draw.
The first-round draw for the Snooker Shoot Out was released on Thursday, but three of the sport’s biggest names are not in the lineup.
An emotional Hossein Vafaei took victory in the 2022 Snooker Shoot Out on Sunday, beating Mark Williams in the final at the Morningside Arena in Leicester.
There are 32 players vying to become the 2022 Snooker Shoot Out champion at the Morningside Arena in Leicester on Sunday.
The Snooker Shoot Out schedule continues on Saturday with the field already cut from 128 to 64 at the Morningside Arena in Leicester.
Mark Selby has spoken of the pride he has for his Leicester heritage and a special mural that was made to honour his achievements last year.