Michael Georgiou beat Graeme Dott in the final of the Coral Shoot Out last night to secure his maiden ranking title.

World number 73 Georgiou claimed a 67-56 victory over Dott in the one-frame, 10-minute final in Watford after notching a break of 52.

Scotsman Dott fought back with a quickfire 51 but, with time running out, Georgiou sank the pink to clinch the title.

“The way Graeme came back at me – the speed and efficiency he was playing at was phenomenal and I thought I was going to be runner-up. It feels weird," Georgiou told the World Snooker website.

“I half expected to lose the final so when the chance to pot the pink came up it was a huge relief. To be walking away with the trophy is fantastic. It feels like more than 11 years ago that I won the world under-21. All the work and practice and commitments I have made, it has all been worth it. It hasn’t been a solo effort, I have had great support around me. It’s a team effort and I am so grateful for that support."

Cypriot Georgiou reached the final after seeing off Thor Chuan Leong, Jak Jones, Luca Brecel, Nigel Bond, Zhang Yong and Martin O'Donnell in the earlier rounds.

The 30-year-old made a superb 109 in his quarter-final victory over Zhang to take the highest break prize.