The 2018 Coral Shoot Out will run from February 8 to 11 at the Watford Colosseum. It is snooker’s fast and furious one-frame knock-out event. Each match last a maximum of ten minutes and features a shot clock of 15 seconds for the first five minutes and 10 seconds for the last five. Drama and excitement are guaranteed, with many matches going down to the last few seconds. The tournament generates an electric atmosphere and is great fun for fans. The event is televised by ITV4. In 2017 it was staged at The Watford Colosseum and won by Anthony McGill..
Hearn began the 2013–14 season ready and fit and played in the clubs opening 1–1 draw with Aldershot Town .  Three days later he scored the first goal in the clubs 2–1 win against Gateshead .  On 21 March 2014 Hearn had his contract cancelled by mutual consent after he asked to leave the club following a series of injury issues that had limited his season to 15 appearances in all competitions. Manager Paul Hurst said "It is really unfortunate for Liam and we would like to wish him well for the future. Hurst went on to add that Hearn would be welcome to return to the club in the future.