Four-time world champion Mark Selby playing at a practice table during the 2012 Masters tournament
Interior of the Southport Theatre and Convention Centre on the first day of the tournament
Four-time world champion Mark Selby playing at a practice table during the 2012 Masters tournament
Neil Robertson (pictured) won the tournament, defeating Graeme Dott 10–8 in the final.
Judd Trump won the event, his fifth championship of the season

It was played under a variation of the standard rules of snooker, and was the fourteenth ranking event of the 2017/2018 season.

- 2018 Snooker Shoot Out

It was played under a variation of the standard rules of snooker.

- 2020 Snooker Shoot Out

The 2020 iteration is the 13th ranking event of the 2019–20 snooker season following the World Grand Prix and preceding the Players Championship.

- 2020 Snooker Shoot Out

Points scored at events from the 2019 Riga Masters until the 2020 Snooker Shoot Out were added towards qualifying for the tournament.

- 2020 Players Championship (snooker)

The Players Championship was the second of three events in the Coral Cup, following the 2020 World Grand Prix and preceding the Tour Championship.

- 2020 Players Championship (snooker)

The World Grand Prix was the first of three events in the Coral Cup, with the Players Championship and Tour Championship.

- 2020 World Grand Prix (2019–20 season)

There is a shot clock. For the first 5 minutes of the match, players have 15 seconds per shot, but for the last 5 minutes this is reduced to 10 seconds. Prior to 2013, the shot clock was set at 20 seconds per shot for the first 5 minutes and 15 seconds for the last 5 minutes. Failure to strike the cue ball within the time allowed results in a minimum 5 points penalty or the value of the ball 'on', whichever is greater. Prior to 2018, it was always a 5 points penalty. In 2021, normal rules regarding foul points are used.

- Snooker Shoot Out

133 – Thor Chuan Leong (2020)

- Snooker Shoot Out

Three amateur players qualified for the second round of the competition; Scotland's Dean Young defeated David Grace 35–29 and Irish player Ross Bulman defeated 2018 Snooker Shoot Out winner Michael Georgiou 21–28.

- 2020 Snooker Shoot Out

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Mark Selby

English professional snooker player who is a four-time World Snooker Champion.

Selby at the 2020 Champion of Champions
Selby at the 2008 World Series of Snooker in Moscow
Selby at the 2011 Paul Hunter Classic
Selby with the 2012 Paul Hunter Classic trophy
Selby at the 2013 German Masters
Selby at 2014 German Masters
Selby with 2015 German Masters trophy
Selby at 2016 European Masters in Bucharest, Romania

He qualified for the World Grand Prix, where he lost 3–4 to Xiao Guodong in the first round despite making two centuries.

He also qualified for the Players Championship, based on the one-year ranking list; in the first round, he whitewashed Mark Williams 6–0, but was then knocked out in the quarter-finals by Stephen Maguire in a deciding frame 5–6.

2019–20 snooker season

Series of professional snooker tournaments played between 9 May 2019 and 22 August 2020.

Robertson also appeared in the final of the next two events, losing to Trump 6–9 in the German Masters, but winning the World Grand Prix 10–8 over Graeme Dott.

The one- timed Snooker Shoot Out was won by Michael Holt, his first championship in his 24-year career.

Having won four events already in the season, Trump won the Players Championship with a score of 10–4 over Yan and Gibraltar Open with a score of 4–3 over Wilson.

Kyren Wilson

English professional snooker player from Kettering and a four-time ranking event winner.

Wilson at the 2018 Paul Hunter Classic
Wilson during the 2014 Paul Hunter Classic
Wilson reached the semi-final of the 2016 German Masters before losing to Luca Brecel.
Wilson defeated Peter Ebdon at the 2018 Paul Hunter Classic.

After losing to Stuart Bingham in the quarter-finals of the 2020 Masters, where he led 4–1 before being defeated 4–6, Wilson beat defending champion Judd Trump 4–3 in the second round of the World Grand Prix in February 2020; he then defeated John Higgins in the quarter-finals 5–4, before being knocked out in the semi-finals by Neil Robertson 4–6.

2020 Tour Championship

Professional snooker tournament that took place from 20 to 26 June 2020 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes, England.

Judd Trump (pictured in 2013) exceeded £1 million in prize money for the season with his first-round win.
Shaun Murphy (pictured in 2015) completed six century breaks in his quarter-final loss to Mark Allen.
Mark Allen won the first six frames in his 9–2 semi-final win over Mark Selby.
Stephen Maguire won the event, his first ranking win since 2013.

The 2020 Tour Championship was the third and final event in the 2020 Coral Cup series, first introduced in the 2018–19 snooker season, the first two events being the World Grand Prix and the Players Championship.

2020 Welsh Open (snooker)

Professional snooker tournament which took place from 10 to 16 February 2020 at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales.

Kyren Wilson made a maximum break in his first round match, and reached the final of the event.
Shaun Murphy won the event, with a 9–1 win over Kyren Wilson.

It was the twelfth World Snooker Tour ranking competition in the 2019–20 snooker season, following the World Grand Prix and preceding the Snooker Shoot Out.

Snooker

Cue sport played on a rectangular table covered with a green cloth called baize, with six pockets, one at each corner and one in the middle of each long side.

Four-time world champion Mark Selby playing at a practice table during the 2012 Masters tournament
A full-size snooker table set up for the start of a game
A complete set of snooker balls
A sliding scoreboard, some blocks of cue-tip chalk, white chalk-board chalk, and two cue sticks
A shot using a, allowing the player to reach farther down the table
Illustration A: Aerial view of a snooker table with the balls in their starting positions. The cue ball (white) may be placed anywhere in the semicircle (known as the "D") at the start of the game.
A close-up view of a cue tip about to strike the cue ball, the aim being to pot the red ball into a corner pocket.
World Snooker Championship trophy
Steve Davis won the World Championship six times in the 1980s.
Ronnie O'Sullivan has won the World Championship seven times in the 21st century.

The popularity of snooker has led to the creation of many variations based on the standard game, but using different rules or equipment, for example six-red snooker, the short-lived "snooker plus", and the more recent Snooker Shoot Out version.

Judd Trump

English professional snooker player from Bristol, a former world champion and former world number one.

Trump at the 2015 World Championship
2014 German Masters
Trump after winning the 2016 European Masters in Bucharest

On 1 March 2020, Trump claimed a record-equalling fifth ranking title of the season when he defeated Yan Bingtao 10–4 in the final of the Players Championship.

Neil Robertson

Australian professional snooker player who is a former world champion and former world number one.

Robertson at the 2015 German Masters
Robertson winning the Masters trophy in 2012
Robertson at 2013 German Masters
Robertson photo shoot, May 2016

After the Masters, he produced fabulous form, reaching three consecutive ranking finals at the European Masters, German Masters and the World Grand Prix.

2020 German Masters

Professional ranking snooker tournament that took place from 29 January to 2 February 2020 in the Tempodrom in Berlin, Germany.

Judd Trump won the event, defeating Neil Robertson 9–6.

It was the tenth ranking event of the 2019–20 snooker season following the European Masters and preceding the World Grand Prix.

The event was the second of the "European Series" which included the European Masters, Snooker Shoot Out and Gibraltar Open all sponsored by sports betting company BetVictor.

Michael Holt (snooker player)

English former professional snooker player from Nottingham.

Holt at the 2016 Paul Hunter Classic
Holt at the 2015 German Masters

A former world Top 20 player, he has won one ranking event – the 2020 Snooker Shoot Out – and two minor-ranking tournaments.