Snooker Shoot-Out 2012 - Day 1

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Milkins sends defending champion home
The second edition of Snooker Shoot-Out tournament started today with a very big surprise. 

The defending champion, Nigel Bond experienced an early exit after losing 30-15 to Robert Milkins. The irony is that Milking was actually the runner-up of last year's Shoot-Out.

Legends Steve Davis and Jimmy White followed Bond footsteps and left the competition, while John Higgins, Mark Selby, Ken Doherty and Mark Davis booked themselves a place in the Last 32.

If last year Nigel Bond was defeating Robert Milkins 58-23 to lift the Shoot-Out’s first trophy, this year the situation was reversed and Milkins beat him 38-15 after showing a more stable form and a superior cue style.

Davis is smilling, but unfortunately he's also going home
Minutes after, the six-time world champion Steve Davis was also being forced to leave the competition after Mark Williams hit a break of 66 and ended the match on a remarkable result of 72-0. 'The Nugget" didn't even pot a ball.

"The people's champion" Jimmy White was eliminated, Anthony Hamilton proving to be one hell of a sheriff and forcing Jimmy to "get out of town" with a 71-14 scoreline.

A very interesting match was the one who brought together the 2011 World Championship finalists: John Higgins and Judd Trump. Although many snooker fans had bet on Trump to take revenge, but also because he's a most suitable player for this fast format, Higgins proved them wrong.

Higgins beats Trump once more
The Scottish player ended the battle at 62-16 after hitting a 33 break. Trump seemed not very focus and missed a lot of long pots, which in his situation (he pots the unpottable) was a bit weird.

An all Scottish-affair was going on between Stephen Maguire and young Anthony McGill, with the first named one winning 43-20, but also between Graeme Dott and Alan McManus, Dotty booking himself a place in the next round after winning the cues' battle by 62-33.

World number one, M.Selby in the Last 32
The 1997 world champion, Ken Doherty is also going to delight us with his snooker skills during the next round as he beat Michael Holt 58-6, the Welshman Matthew Stevens saw off "Captain" Ali Carter 60-22, world number one Mark Selby moved pass Joe Perry 104-1, while Mark Davis ended on a 78-16 result with Mark Joyce.

Below you can check Day One list of results:

Robert Milkins 30-15 Nigel Bond

Mark Williams 72-0 Steve Davis

Ali Carter 22-60 Matthew Stevens

Stephen Maguire 43-20 Anthony McGill

Graeme Dott 62-33 Alan McManus

Stuart Bingham 77-22 Liu Song

John Higgins 62-16 Judd Trump

Gerard Greene 36-27 Jamie Burnett

Ken Doherty 58-6 Michael Holt

Tom Ford 50-44 Jimmy Robertson

Mark Selby 104-1 Joe Perry

Mark Allen 46-19 Rory McLeod

Martin Gould 62-45 Peter Ebdon

Anthony Hamilton 71-14 Jimmy White

Mark Davis 78-16 Mark Joyce

Stephen Lee 60-37  Peter Lines

Tomorrow the action continues with:


Tony Drago v. Andy Hicks

Ding Junhui v. Barry Hawkins

Ben Woollaston v. Alfie Burden

Ricky Walden v. Liu Chuang

Andrew Higginson v. Liang Wenbo

Shaun Murphy v. Fergal O’Brien

Marcus Campbell v. Xiao Guodong
Ian McCulloch v. Jamie Cope

Mark King v. Dominic Dale

Marco Fu v. Barry Pinches

Dave Harold v. James Wattana

Matthew Selt v. Rod Lawler

Mike Dunn v. Michael White

Stephen Hendry v. Jack Lisowski

Jamie Jones v. Adrian Gunnell

Ryan Day v. Joe Swail

18:00 Last 32

Random draw

The event is fully covered by SkySports