A quick, one-day straight knockout tournament across two sessions, the inaugural Ultimate Pool Champion of Champions Shootout in 2021 brought together winners of Pro Series and Challenger Series events from earlier in the year.
Featuring 16 invited players and played at the Players Pool & Snooker Lounge in Newcastle-under-Lyme, the winner claimed £5,000. The tournament was not ranked.
All matches in all rounds were races to five frames but with a 25-minute match-clock. Players had 30 seconds to play their shot within the first 15 minutes of a match, but this was reduced to 15 seconds for the final ten minutes of a match. Each player had one extension per frame.
The Golden Break and Golden Duck were in operation.
The tournament was shown on FreeSports and ultimatepool.tv. Subscribers can watch the whole event as video-on-demand through the asset above.