SPEED and excitement are the name of the game as the Snooker Shootout gets under way in Blackpool today with the strongest field in its five-year history.
Matches last just one frame and a maximum 10 minutes there’s also a shot clock to ensure the action is fast and frenzied.
Ronnie O’Sullivan – in attendance for the first time in four years – is 10-1 title favourite at Coral followed by Judd Trump at 14-1 with Betway, Shaun Murphy at 20-1 with Coral and Mark Allen at 25s.
Defending champ Dominic Dale is evens at Sportingbet to win his opener today against Luca Brecel, who’s chalked up at 4-5 by William Hill.
Murphy and Trump are among the names also in action today while in the battle of the former world champs John Higgins is 10-11 at Betfred against Mark Williams (19-20, BetVictor).
Co-hosts Australia play at 6.30am UK time against Afghanistan in the Cricket World Cup and at 10pm it’s Scotland v Banglasesh. The Scots are 18-5 at Boylesports to bag that elusive first win against Ladbrokes’ 1-4 favourites.
There’s also tennis and Stateside sport action so tips your tips and chat here and good luck if you’re having a bet.