KEIGHLEY potter Chris Melling does not just have the incentive of defending his Champion of Champions Shootout title this weekend.

He will also be competing to claim Ultimate Pool's record prize to date, with £15,000 on offer for the winner of tomorrow's event.

Melling won the inaugural competition last year, beating Chris Day in the final, but he will have his work cut out if he wants to repeat that feat.

The event will be live all day on ViaPlay Sports UK, and the Ultimate Pool App.

Featuring winners from this season’s Pro Series and Challenger Series, the Shootout event will be fast and furious, with 25-minute matches on show at the Players Pool and Snooker Lounge in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

There will be a £25,000 prize fund for the 16-player invitational event, with the winner banking £15,000 of that as mentioned earlier – £1,000 more than the amount Stevie Dempsey received earlier this year for winning the Grand Slam.

The runner-up will win £5,000 and the semi-finalists will both get £2,500.