O’Sullivan Withdraws From Shootout

Interesting news today as while I have not heard anything official (EDIT: This has now been confirmed by World Snooker), it would appear that three-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan has opted not to enter this season’s Sky Shootout tournament in Blackpool in January. The reason for it remains unclear but what it does mean is that Welshman Michael White will now take his place in the 64 man draw, having been slightly unfortunate to miss out in the first place having been pipped by Joe Swail at the last mid-season seedings revision.