Total 147Breaks so far: 156
List of All 147Breaks
Total 147Breaks so far: 156
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156 Kyren Wilson
NationalityEngland England
Date11 February 2020
OpponentJackson Page
EventWelsh Open
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155 Barry Hawkins
NationalityEngland England
Date27 November 2019
OpponentGerard Greene
EventUK Championship
All 147Breaks3
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154 Stuart Bingham
NationalityEngland England
Date12 November 2019
OpponentLu Ning
EventNorthern Ireland Open
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153 Tom Ford
NationalityEngland England
Date17 October 2019
OpponentShaun Murphy
EventEnglish Open
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152 Tom Ford
NationalityEngland England
Date17 June 2019
OpponentFraser Patrick
EventInternational Championship
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151 Stuart Bingham
NationalityEngland England
Date03 April 2019
OpponentPeter Ebdon
EventChina Open
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150 Zhou Yuelong
NationalityChina China
Date28 February 2019
OpponentLyu Haotian
EventIndian Open
All 147Breaks1
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149 Noppon Saengkham
NationalityThailand Thailand
Date14 February 2019
OpponentMark Selby
EventWelsh Open
All 147Breaks1
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148 Neil Robertson
NationalityAustralia Australia
Date12 February 2019
OpponentJordan Brown
EventWelsh Open
All 147Breaks4
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147 David Gilbert
NationalityEngland England
Date22 January 2019
OpponentStephen Maguire
EventChampionship League
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146 Judd Trump
NationalityEngland England
Date21 December 2018
OpponentLukas Kleckers
EventGerman Masters
All 147Breaks4
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145 John Higgins
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date12 December 2018
OpponentGerard Greene
EventScottish Open
All 147Breaks9
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144 Mark Selby
NationalityEngland England
Date08 November 2018
OpponentNeil Robertson
EventChampion of Champions
All 147Breaks3
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143 Ronnie O'Sullivan
NationalityEngland England
Date17 October 2018
OpponentAllan Taylor
EventEnglish Open
All 147Breaks15
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142 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
NationalityThailand Thailand
Date16 October 2018
OpponentSoheil Vahedi
EventEnglish Open
All 147Breaks2
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141 Jamie Jones
NationalityWales Wales
Date24 August 2018
OpponentLee Walker
EventPaul Hunter Classic
All 147Breaks1
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140 Michael Georgiou
NationalityCyprus Cyprus
Date24 August 2018
OpponentUmut Dikme
EventPaul Hunter Classic
All 147Breaks1
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139 Liang Wenbo
NationalityChina China
Date12 April 2018
OpponentRod Lawler
EventWorld Championship
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138 Stuart Bingham
NationalityEngland England
Date04 April 2018
OpponentRicky Walden
EventChina Open
All 147Breaks6
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137 Ronnie O'Sullivan
NationalityEngland England
Date03 April 2018
OpponentElliot Slessor
EventChina Open
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136 Luca Brecel
NationalityBelgium Belgium
Date26 March 2018
OpponentJohn Higgins
EventChampionship League
All 147Breaks1
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135 Martin Gould
NationalityEngland England
Date26 January 2018
OpponentLi Hang
EventChampionship League
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134 Cao Yupeng
NationalityChina China
Date12 December 2017
OpponentAndrew Higginson
EventScottish Open
All 147Breaks1
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133 Kyren Wilson
NationalityEngland England
Date31 October 2017
OpponentMartin Gould
EventInternational Championship
All 147Breaks2
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132 Liang Wenbo
NationalityChina China
Date18 October 2017
OpponentTom Ford
EventEnglish Open
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131 Gary Wilson
NationalityEngland England
Date06 April 2017
OpponentJosh Boileau
EventWorld Championship
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130 Judd Trump
NationalityEngland England
Date30 March 2017
OpponentTian Pengfei
EventChina Open
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129 Mark Davis
NationalityEngland England
Date02 March 2017
OpponentJohn Higgins
EventChampionship League
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128 Tom Ford
NationalityEngland England
Date01 February 2017
OpponentPeter Ebdon
EventGerman Masters
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127 Mark Davis
NationalityEngland England
Date10 January 2017
OpponentNeil Robertson
EventChampionship League
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126 Ross Muir
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date08 December 2016
OpponentItaro Santos
EventGerman Masters
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125 Ali Carter
NationalityEngland England
Date08 December 2016
OpponentWang Yuchen
EventGerman Masters
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124 Mark Allen
NationalityNorthern Ireland Northern Ireland
Date27 November 2016
OpponentRod Lawler
EventUK Championship
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123 John Higgins
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date16 November 2016
OpponentSam Craigie
EventNorthern Ireland Open
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122 Alfie Burden
NationalityEngland England
Date11 October 2016
OpponentDaniel Wells
EventEnglish Open
All 147Breaks1
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121 Shaun Murphy
NationalityEngland England
Date28 September 2016
OpponentAllan Taylor
EventEuropean Masters
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120 Stephen Maguire
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date20 September 2016
OpponentYi Chen Xu
EventShanghai Masters
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119 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
NationalityThailand Thailand
Date27 August 2016
OpponentKurt Maflin
EventPaul Hunter Classic
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118 Fergal O'Brien
NationalityRepublic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
Date25 February 2016
OpponentMark Davis
EventChampionship League
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117 Ding Junhui
NationalityChina China
Date19 February 2016
OpponentNeil Robertson
EventWelsh Open
All 147Breaks6
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116 Marco Fu
NationalityHong Kong Hong Kong
Date11 December 2015
OpponentSam Baird
EventGibraltar Open
All 147Breaks4
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115 Neil Robertson
NationalityAustralia Australia
Date06 December 2015
OpponentLiang Wenbo
EventUK Championship
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114 David Gilbert
NationalityEngland England
Date10 February 2015
OpponentXiao Guodong
EventChampionship League
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113 Judd Trump
NationalityEngland England
Date06 February 2015
OpponentMark Selby
EventGerman Masters
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112 Marco Fu
NationalityHong Kong Hong Kong
Date11 January 2015
OpponentStuart Bingham
EventMasters
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111 Barry Hawkins
NationalityEngland England
Date05 January 2015
OpponentStephen Maguire
EventChampionship League
All 147Breaks3
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110 Ben Woollaston
NationalityEngland England
Date12 December 2014
OpponentJoe Steele
EventLisbon Open
All 147Breaks1
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109 Ronnie O'Sullivan
NationalityEngland England
Date04 December 2014
OpponentMatthew Selt
EventUK Championship
All 147Breaks15
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108 Shaun Murphy
NationalityEngland England
Date23 November 2014
OpponentRobert Milkins
EventRuhr Open
All 147Breaks5
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107 Ryan Day
NationalityWales Wales
Date23 October 2014
OpponentCao Yupeng
EventHaining Open
All 147Breaks1
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106 Aditya Mehta
NationalityIndia India
Date22 August 2014
OpponentStephen Maguire
EventPaul Hunter Classic
All 147Breaks1
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105 Ronnie O'Sullivan
NationalityEngland England
Date02 March 2014
OpponentDing Junhui
EventWelsh Open
All 147Breaks15
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104 Shaun Murphy
NationalityEngland England
Date09 February 2014
OpponentJamie Jones
EventGdynia Open
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103 Shaun Murphy
NationalityEngland England
Date08 January 2014
OpponentMark Davis
EventChampionship League
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102 Gary Wilson
NationalityEngland England
Date12 December 2013
OpponentRicky Walden
EventGerman Masters
All 147Breaks2
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101 Dechawat Poomjaeng
NationalityThailand Thailand
Date11 December 2013
OpponentZak Surety
EventGerman Masters
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100 Mark Selby
NationalityEngland England
Date07 December 2013
OpponentRicky Walden
EventUK Championship
All 147Breaks3
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99 Judd Trump
NationalityEngland England
Date15 November 2013
OpponentMark Selby
EventAntwerp Open
All 147Breaks4
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98 Neil Robertson
NationalityAustralia Australia
Date28 May 2013
OpponentMohamed Khairy
EventWuxi Classic
All 147Breaks4
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97 Ding Junhui
NationalityChina China
Date16 March 2013
OpponentMark Allen
EventPlayers Tour Championship – Finals
All 147Breaks6
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96 Kurt Maflin
NationalityNorway Norway
Date14 December 2012
OpponentStuart Carrington
EventScottish Open
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95 John Higgins
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date05 December 2012
OpponentMark Davis
EventUK Championship
All 147Breaks9
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94 Jack Lisowski
NationalityEngland England
Date22 November 2012
OpponentChen Zhe
EventUK Championship
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93 Andy Hicks
NationalityEngland England
Date21 November 2012
OpponentDaniel Wells
EventUK Championship
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92 Tom Ford
NationalityEngland England
Date16 November 2012
OpponentMatthew Stevens
EventBulgarian Open
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91 John Higgins
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date23 September 2012
OpponentJudd Trump
EventShanghai Masters
All 147Breaks9
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90 Ken Doherty
NationalityRepublic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
Date24 August 2012
OpponentJulian Treiber
EventPaul Hunter Classic
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89 Stuart Bingham
NationalityEngland England
Date01 July 2012
OpponentRicky Walden
EventWuxi Classic
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88 Stephen Hendry
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date21 April 2012
OpponentStuart Bingham
EventWorld Championship
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87 Robert Milkins
NationalityEngland England
Date11 April 2012
OpponentXiao Guodong
EventWorld Championship
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86 Marco Fu
NationalityHong Kong Hong Kong
Date14 January 2012
OpponentMatthew Selt
EventWorld Open
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85 Jamie Cope
NationalityEngland England
Date18 December 2011
OpponentKurt Maflin
EventPlayers Tour Championship – Event 11
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84 Ding Junhui
NationalityChina China
Date17 December 2011
OpponentJames Cahill
EventPlayers Tour Championship – Event 11
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83 Ding Junhui
NationalityChina China
Date15 December 2011
OpponentBrandon Winstone
EventFFB Snooker Open
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82 Matthew Stevens
NationalityWales Wales
Date15 December 2011
OpponentMichael Wasley
EventFFB Snooker Open
All 147Breaks1
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81 Ricky Walden
NationalityEngland England
Date29 November 2011
OpponentGareth Allen
EventPlayers Tour Championship – Event 10
All 147Breaks1
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80 David Gray
NationalityEngland England
Date27 November 2011
OpponentRobbie Williams
EventPlayers Tour Championship – Event 10
All 147Breaks2
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79 Mike Dunn
NationalityEngland England
Date22 November 2011
OpponentKurt Maflin
EventGerman Masters
All 147Breaks1
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78 Ronnie O'Sullivan
NationalityEngland England
Date26 August 2011
OpponentAdam Duffy
EventPaul Hunter Classic
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77 Stephen Hendry
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date17 February 2011
OpponentStephen Maguire
EventWelsh Open
All 147Breaks11
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76 Rory McLeod
NationalityEngland England
Date19 November 2010
OpponentIssara Kachaiwong
EventPrague Classic
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75 Mark Williams
NationalityWales Wales
Date23 October 2010
OpponentDiana Schuler
EventRhein–Main Masters
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74 Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon
NationalityThailand Thailand
Date22 October 2010
OpponentBarry Hawkins
EventRhein–Main Masters
All 147Breaks1
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73 Ronnie O'Sullivan
NationalityEngland England
Date20 September 2010
OpponentMark King
EventWorld Open
All 147Breaks15
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72 Barry Hawkins
NationalityEngland England
Date06 August 2010
OpponentJames McGouran
EventPlayers Tour Championship – Event 3
All 147Breaks3
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71 Kurt Maflin
NationalityNorway Norway
Date25 June 2010
OpponentMichal Zielinski
EventPlayers Tour Championship – Event 1
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70 Neil Robertson
NationalityAustralia Australia
Date01 April 2010
OpponentPeter Ebdon
EventChina Open
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69 Mark Selby
NationalityEngland England
Date05 June 2009
OpponentJoe Perry
EventJiangsu Classic
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68 Stephen Hendry
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date28 April 2009
OpponentShaun Murphy
EventWorld Championship
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67 Ding Junhui
NationalityChina China
Date16 December 2008
OpponentJohn Higgins
EventUK Championship
All 147Breaks6
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66 Marcus Campbell
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date08 November 2008
OpponentAhmed Basheer Al-Khusaibi
EventBahrain Championship
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65 Liang Wenbo
NationalityChina China
Date29 October 2008
OpponentMartin Gould
EventBahrain Championship
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64 Jamie Cope
NationalityEngland England
Date02 October 2008
OpponentMark Williams
EventShanghai Masters
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63 Ali Carter
NationalityEngland England
Date29 April 2008
OpponentPeter Ebdon
EventWorld Championship
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62 Ronnie O'Sullivan
NationalityEngland England
Date28 April 2008
OpponentMark Williams
EventWorld Championship
All 147Breaks15
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61 Stephen Maguire
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date29 March 2008
OpponentRyan Day
EventChina Open
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60 Ronnie O'Sullivan
NationalityEngland England
Date15 December 2007
OpponentMark Selby
EventUK Championship
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59 Ronnie O'Sullivan
NationalityEngland England
Date08 November 2007
OpponentAli Carter
EventNorthern Ireland Trophy
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58 Tom Ford
NationalityEngland England
Date14 October 2007
OpponentSteve Davis
EventGrand Prix
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57 Jamie Burnett
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date19 September 2007
OpponentLiu Song
EventGrand Prix
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56 Andrew Higginson
NationalityEngland England
Date15 February 2007
OpponentAli Carter
EventWelsh Open
All 147Breaks1
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55 Ding Junhui
NationalityChina China
Date14 January 2007
OpponentAnthony Hamilton
EventMasters
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54 Jamie Cope
NationalityEngland England
Date23 October 2006
OpponentMichael Holt
EventGrand Prix
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53 Robert Milkins
NationalityEngland England
Date14 March 2006
OpponentMark Selby
EventWorld Championship
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52 Stuart Bingham
NationalityEngland England
Date22 November 2005
OpponentMarcus Campbell
EventMasters Qualifying Event
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51 Mark Williams
NationalityWales Wales
Date20 April 2005
OpponentRobert Milkins
EventWorld Championship
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50 David Gray
NationalityEngland England
Date17 November 2004
OpponentMark Selby
EventUK Championship
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49 John Higgins
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date04 October 2004
OpponentRicky Walden
EventGrand Prix
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48 John Higgins
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date12 November 2003
OpponentMichael Judge
EventBritish Open
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47 John Higgins
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date12 October 2003
OpponentMark Williams
EventLG Cup
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46 Ronnie O'Sullivan
NationalityEngland England
Date22 April 2003
OpponentMarco Fu
EventWorld Championship
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45 Tony Drago
NationalityMalta Malta
Date28 October 2002
OpponentStuart Bingham
EventBenson & Hedges Championship
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44 Shaun Murphy
NationalityEngland England
Date12 November 2001
OpponentAdrian Rosa
EventBenson & Hedges Championship
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43 Ronnie O'Sullivan
NationalityEngland England
Date17 October 2001
OpponentDrew Henry
EventLG Cup
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42 Stephen Hendry
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date25 February 2001
OpponentMark Williams
EventMalta Grand Prix
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41 Nick Dyson
NationalityEngland England
Date19 November 2000
OpponentRobert Milkins
EventUK Championship
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40 David McLellan
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date07 November 2000
OpponentSteve Meakin
EventBenson & Hedges Championship
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39 Marco Fu
NationalityHong Kong Hong Kong
Date25 October 2000
OpponentKen Doherty
EventScottish Masters
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38 Ronnie O'Sullivan
NationalityEngland England
Date05 April 2000
OpponentQuinten Hann
EventScottish Open
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37 Stephen Maguire
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date28 March 2000
OpponentPhaitoon Phonbun
EventScottish Open
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36 John Higgins
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date24 March 2000
OpponentJimmy White
EventIrish Masters
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35 John Higgins
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date21 January 2000
OpponentDennis Taylor
EventNations Cup
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34 Stephen Hendry
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date22 November 1999
OpponentPaul Wykes
EventUK Championship
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33 Karl Burrows
NationalityEngland England
Date04 November 1999
OpponentAdrian Rosa
EventBenson & Hedges Championship
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32 Ronnie O'Sullivan
NationalityEngland England
Date13 October 1999
OpponentGraeme Dott
EventGrand Prix
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31 Barry Pinches
NationalityEngland England
Date21 September 1999
OpponentJoe Johnson
EventWelsh Open
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30 Stephen Hendry
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date19 September 1999
OpponentPeter Ebdon
EventBritish Open
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29 Graeme Dott
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date06 April 1999
OpponentDavid Roe
EventBritish Open
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28 Nick Dyson
NationalityEngland England
Date22 March 1999
OpponentAdrian Gunnell
EventUK Tour – Event 4
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27 Stuart Bingham
NationalityEngland England
Date04 February 1999
OpponentBarry Hawkins
EventUK Tour – Event 3
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26 Ronnie O'Sullivan
NationalityEngland England
Date29 January 1999
OpponentJames Wattana
EventWelsh Open
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25 Jason Prince
NationalityNorthern Ireland Northern Ireland
Date13 January 1999
OpponentIan Brumby
EventBritish Open
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24 Mehmet Husnu
NationalityCyprus Cyprus
Date13 August 1998
OpponentEddie Barker
EventChina International
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23 Adrian Gunnell
NationalityEngland England
Date10 August 1998
OpponentMario Wehrmann
EventThailand Masters
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22 Stephen Hendry
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date16 May 1998
OpponentKen Doherty
EventPremier League
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21 James Wattana
NationalityThailand Thailand
Date18 September 1997
OpponentPang Weiguo
EventChina International
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20 Ronnie O'Sullivan
NationalityEngland England
Date21 April 1997
OpponentMick Price
EventWorld Championship
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19 Stephen Hendry
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date05 January 1997
OpponentRonnie O'Sullivan
EventCharity Challenge
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18 Stephen Hendry
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date25 November 1995
OpponentGary Wilkinson
EventUK Championship
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17 Stephen Hendry
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date27 April 1995
OpponentJimmy White
EventWorld Championship
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16 David McDonnell
NationalityRepublic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
Date07 September 1994
OpponentNic Barrow
EventBritish Open
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15 Peter Ebdon
NationalityEngland England
Date14 November 1992
OpponentKen Doherty
EventUK Championship
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14 Stephen Hendry
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date24 May 1992
OpponentWillie Thorne
EventMatchroom League
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13 John Parrott
NationalityEngland England
Date09 May 1992
OpponentTony Meo
EventMatchroom League
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12 Jimmy White
NationalityEngland England
Date22 April 1992
OpponentTony Drago
EventWorld Championship
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11 James Wattana
NationalityThailand Thailand
Date25 February 1992
OpponentTony Drago
EventBritish Open
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10 Peter Ebdon
NationalityEngland England
Date05 June 1991
OpponentWayne Martin
EventStrachan Open
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9 James Wattana
NationalityThailand Thailand
Date16 January 1991
OpponentPaul Dawkins
EventWorld Masters
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8 Cliff Thorburn
NationalityCanada Canada
Date08 March 1989
OpponentJimmy White
EventMatchroom League
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7 John Rea
NationalityScotland Scotland
Date18 February 1989
OpponentIan Black
EventScottish Professional Championship
All 147Breaks1
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6 Alain Robidoux
NationalityCanada Canada
Date24 September 1988
OpponentJim Meadowcroft
EventEuropean Open
All 147Breaks1
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5 Tony Meo
NationalityEngland England
Date20 February 1988
OpponentStephen Hendry
EventMatchroom League
All 147Breaks1
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4 Willie Thorne
NationalityEngland England
Date17 November 1987
OpponentTommy Murphy
EventUK Championship
All 147Breaks1
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3 Kirk Stevens
NationalityCanada Canada
Date28 January 1984
OpponentJimmy White
EventMasters
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2 Cliff Thorburn
NationalityCanada Canada
Date23 April 1983
OpponentTerry Griffiths
EventWorld Championship
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1 Steve Davis
NationalityEngland England
Date11 January 1982
OpponentJohn Spencer
EventClassic
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147Break Hub

In snooker, a 147 is the maximum break possible in the game. While there is the slight anomaly provided by the possibility of a free ball at the start of a frame, it’s generally accepted that 147 is the maximum available – 15 reds, 15 blacks and all the colours.

In short, this is perfection and the pinnacle for most players. There is usually an additional prize for a player who hits a 147 in a tournament and, therefore, the maximum is even more desirable.

Once quite rare, the following facts show that 147s are becoming a little more common and that’s a mark as to how well the game has developed. Here’s what we know:

147s by Years

History

First known 147 Break

The first known 147 break is credited to Murt O’Donoghue who notched a maximum in Australia in 1934. O’Donoghue was a renowned cueman who wrote books on the subject of Billiards.

Meanwhile, the first 147break by a female player, Nutcharut Wongharuthai was achieved in 2019. It happened during a training in Thailand, but enough words, here is the full video instead. Enjoy this great achievement and the funny celebration after the last shot 🙂

First Official 147

While O’Donoghue was credited with the first 147 break, it wasn’t considered to be official. That particular accolade goes to the great Joe Davies who completed his maximum in an exhibition match against Willie Smith in London in 1955.

It took until 1957 for the break to be recognised and Davies was given a certificate for his achievement.

First 147 on TV

As snooker grew in popularity during the 1970s and 1980s, speculation started to grow as to who would be the first to ever record a televised maximum. Eventually, the honour went to multiple World Champion Steve Davis in 1982.

Davis recorded his 147 against John Spencer in the Lada Classic.

Players

Top Player

As of June 2020, the player with the most official 147 breaks is Ronnie O’Sullivan. The Rocket has recorded no fewer than 15 maximums in his career and he has plenty of time to add to that tally.

The closest player to that record is Stephen Hendry with 11 but he has officially retired from snooker. Of those who are still active on the circuit, John Higgins is the closest to O’Sullivan’s mark with nine 147s.

Oldest Player

The oldest player to have hit a recognised snooker maximum is Mark Davis. In the 2018 edition of the Championship League, Davis hit a maximum against Neil Robertson at the age of 44 years and 151 days.

Youngest Player

There is a little debate about the youngest player to have ever hit a maximum in competition. 2019 Snooker World Champion Judd Trump is said to have made a 147 in an under-16s tournament at the age of 14 years and 206 days in 2004.

Prior to that, it had been generally recognized that Sean Maddocks was the record holder. Maddocks recorded his maximum 147 break at 15 years and 90 days at a Pro Am tournament in 2017 and he is in the Guinness Book of Records as a result.

What we do know for certain is that the record for the youngest player to hit a 147 in a professional snooker tournament is Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon. His 147 came in the 2010 edition of the Rhein-Main Masters while he was 16 years and 312 days old.

Fastest 147 Break

Perhaps not surprisingly, the record for the fastest maximum break is held by the man known as The Rocket. Ronnie O’Sullivan made a 147 in just five minutes and 20 seconds in the second round of the World Championships in 1997.

Subsequently, this time was changed and shortened to five minutes and eight seconds. The second time is acknowledged as being correct as the clock started from the moment O’Sullivan struck the first shot of the break. Whatever your opinion on the change may be, this is still a staggering mark and it may never be beaten.

147s by Players

Beaten with 147s

Tournaments:

Multiple 147 breaks in the same tournament

The first time that more than one 147 maximum break was recorded at the official televised stages of a single tournament (excluding qualifying) came in 2008. In the World Championships of that year, both Ronnie O’Sullivan and Ali Carter recorded 147s. In fact, the breaks came on consecutive days on that 2008 event.

The feat has since been replicated and, at the time of writing, multiple tournament maximums have occurred on 20 different occasions. The record for most number of 147s in a single tournament is three. This happened at the 2012 UK Championships and again at the 2017 German Masters.

147s by Tournaments