147s


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Since the first competitive break of 147 in tournament play, made by Steve Davis back at the Lada Classic in 1982, there have now many more compiled since, not to mention the run of 148 by Jamie Burnett at the 2004 UK Championship.

Scroll down below to view a comprehensive list of all of the 147s to date and where available, click the play icon to the right to view the break on YouTube.

Special thanks to Eurosport’s Rudy Bauwens for his help providing the referees for the list.

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# Name Event Opponent Referee Year Video
1
Steve Davis (1) Lada Classic John Spencer (1) Jim Thorpe (1) 1982 Eurosport
2
Cliff Thorburn (1) Embassy World Championship Terry Griffiths (1) John Williams (1) 1983 Eurosport
3
Kirk Stevens (1) Benson & Hedges Masters Jimmy White (1) John Smythe (1) 1984 Eurosport
4
Willie Thorne (1) UK Championship Tommy Murphy (1) John Street (1) 1987
5
Tony Meo (1) Matchroom League Stephen Hendry (1) Alan Chamberlain (1) 1988
6
Alain Robidoux (1) European Open Jim Meadowcroft (1) John Smythe (2) 1988
7
John Rea (1) Scottish Championship Ian Black (1) Bill McKerron (1) 1989
8
Cliff Thorburn (2) Matchroom League Jimmy White (2) Martin Webb (1) 1989
9
James Wattana (1) Mita World Masters Paul Dawkins (1) Bruce Duncan (1) 1991
10
Peter Ebdon (1) Strachan Professional Wayne Martin (1) Dave Church-West (1) 1991
11
James Wattana (2) British Open Tony Drago (1) Bruce Duncan (2) 1992 Eurosport
12
Jimmy White (1) Embassy World Championship Tony Drago (2) John Street (2) 1992 Eurosport
13
John Parrott (1) Matchroom League Tony Meo (1) Roy Couch (1) 1992
14
Stephen Hendry (1) Matchroom League Willie Thorne (1) Alan Shankland (1) 1992
15
Peter Ebdon (2) UK Championship Ken Doherty (1) Colin Brinded (1) 1992
16
David McDonnell (1) British Open Nic Barrow (1) Howard Spencer (1) 1994
17
Stephen Hendry (2) Embassy World Championship Jimmy White (3) Len Ganley (1) 1995 Eurosport
18
Stephen Hendry (3) UK Championship Gary Wilkinson (1) John Williams (2) 1995 Eurosport
19
Stephen Hendry (4) Liverpool Victoria Charity Challenge Ronnie O’Sullivan (1) Alan Chamberlain (2) 1997 Eurosport
20
Ronnie O’Sullivan (1) Embassy World Championship Mick Price (1) Len Ganley (2) 1997 Eurosport
21
James Wattana (3) China International Challenge Pang Wei Guo (1) Jiang Zhen Yuan (1) 1997
22
Stephen Hendry (5) Doc Martens League Ken Doherty (2) Alan Chamberlain (3) 1998 Eurosport
23
Adrian Gunnell (1) Thailand Masters Qualifiers Mario Whermann (1) Dave Palmer (1) 1998
24
Mehmet Husnu (1) China International Qualifiers Eddie Barker (1) Dave Baxter (1) 1998
25
Jason Prince (1) British Open Qualifiers Ian Brumby (1) Pete Williamson (1) 1999
26
Ronnie O’Sullivan (2) Regal Welsh James Wattana (1) John Newton (1) 1999 Eurosport
27
Stuart Bingham (1) UK Tour Barry Hawkins (1) Derek Budde (1) 1999
28
Nick Dyson (1) UK Tour Adrian Gunnell (1) Pete Williamson (2) 1999
29
Graeme Dott (1) British Open David Roe (1) Haydn Parry (1) 1999
30
Stephen Hendry (6) British Open Peter Ebdon (1) John Newton (2) 1999 Eurosport
31
Barry Pinches (1) Regal Welsh Joe Johnson (1) Pete Williamson (3) 1999
32
Ronnie O’Sullivan (3) Grand Prix Graeme Dott (1) Colin Brinded (2) 1999 Eurosport
33
Karl Burrows (1) Benson & Hedges Championship Adrian Rosa (1) Graham Harding (1) 1999
34
Stephen Hendry (7) UK Championship Paul Wykes (1) John Newton (3) 1999 Eurosport
35
John Higgins (1) Nations Cup Dennis Taylor (1) Alan Chamberlain (4) 2000 Eurosport
36
John Higgins (2) Benson & Hedges Irish Masters Jimmy White (4) Colin Brinded (3) 2000 Eurosport
37
Stephen Maguire (1) Regal Scottish Phaitoon Phonbun (1) Stuart Bennett (1) 2000
38
Ronnie O’Sullivan (4) Regal Scottish Quinten Hann (1) Jan Verhaas (1) 2000 Eurosport
39
Marco Fu (1) Regal Masters Ken Doherty (3) Peter Reinaldi (1) 2000 Eurosport
40
David McLellan (1) 2000 B&H Championship Steve Meakin (1) Stuart Bennett (2) 2000
41
Nick Dyson (2) 2000 UK Championship Robert Milkins (1) Alan Chamberlain (5) 2000
42
Stephen Hendry (8) Malta Grand Prix Mark Williams (1) Paul Galea (1) 2001 Eurosport
43
Ronnie O’Sullivan (5) LG Cup Drew Henry (1) Eirian Williams (1) 2001 Eurosport
44
Shaun Murphy (1) B&H Championship Adrian Rosa (2) ? 2001
45
Tony Drago (1) B&H Championship Stuart Bingham (1) Alan Chamberlain (6) 2002
46
Ronnie O’Sullivan (6) Embassy World Championship Marco Fu (1) Jan Verhaas (2) 2003 Eurosport
47
John Higgins (3) LG Cup Mark Williams (2) Lawrie Annandale (1) 2003 Eurosport
48
John Higgins (4) British Open Michael Judge (1) Pete Williamson (4) 2003 Eurosport
49
John Higgins (5) Grand Prix Ricky Walden (1) Pete Williamson (5) 2004 Eurosport
50
David Gray (1) UK Championship Mark Selby (1) Eirian Williams (2) 2004
51
Mark Williams (1) Embassy World Championship Robert Milkins (2) Colin Brinded (4) 2005 Eurosport
52
Stuart Bingham (2) Masters Qualifying Marcus Campbell (1) Pete Williamson (6) 2005
53
Robert Milkins (1) 888.com World Championship Mark Selby (2) Dave Palmer (2) 2006
54
Jamie Cope (1) Royal London Watches Grand Prix Michael Holt (1) Terry Camilleri (1) 2006
55
Ding Junhui (1) Saga Masters Anthony Hamilton (1) Michaela Tabb (1) 2007 Eurosport
56
Andrew Higginson (1) Welsh Open Ali Carter (1) Dave Palmer (3) 2007 Eurosport
57
Jamie Burnett (1) Royal London Watches Grand Prix Liu Song (1) Colin Humphries (1) 2007
58
Tom Ford (1) Royal London Watches Grand Prix Steve Davis (1) Andy Yates (1) 2007
59
Ronnie O’Sullivan (7) Northern Ireland Trophy Ali Carter (2) Colin Humphries (2) 2007 Eurosport
60
Ronnie O’Sullivan (8) Maplin UK Championship Mark Selby (3) Alan Chamberlain (7) 2007 Eurosport
61
Stephen Maguire (2) China Open Ryan Day (1) Eirian Williams (3) 2008 Eurosport
62
Ronnie O’Sullivan (9) 888.com World Championship Mark Williams (3) Eirian Williams (4) 2008 Eurosport
63
Ali Carter (1) 888.com World Championship Peter Ebdon (2) Terry Camilleri (2) 2008 Eurosport
64
Jamie Cope (2) Shanghai Masters Mark Williams (4) Deng Yueyuan (1) 2008 Eurosport
65
Liang Wenbo (1) Bahrain Championship Martin Gould (1) Andy Yates (2) 2008
66
Marcus Campbell (1) Bahrain Championship Ahmed Al Khusaibi (1) Abdullah Jahauni (1) 2008 Eurosport
67
Ding Junhui (2) Maplin UK Championship John Higgins (1) Jan Verhaas (3) 2008 EurosportEurosport
68
Stephen Hendry (9) Betfred.com World Championship Shaun Murphy (1) Terry Camilleri (3) 2009 Eurosport
69
Mark Selby (1) Jiangsu Classic Joe Perry (1) Shi Ming (1) 2009 Eurosport
70
Neil Robertson (1) China Open Peter Ebdon (3) Michaela Tabb (2) 2010 Eurosport
71
Kurt Maflin (1) Star Xing Pai PTC1 Michal Zielinski (1) Andy Yates (3) 2010
72
Barry Hawkins (1) Star Xing Pai PTC3 James McGouran (1) John Pellew (1) 2010
73
Ronnie O’Sullivan (10) World Open Mark King (1) Jan Verhaas (4) 2010 Eurosport
74
Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon (1) EPTC3 Barry Hawkins (2) Olivier Marteel (1) 2010
75
Mark Williams (2) EPTC3 Diana Schuler (1) Jaskula Tomasz (1) 2010 Eurosport
76
Rory McLeod (1) EPTC6 Issara Kachaiwong (1) Bernd Sadleder (1) 2010
77
Stephen Hendry (10) Welsh Open Stephen Maguire (1) Pete Williamson (7) 2011 Eurosport
78
Ronnie O’Sullivan (11) PTC4 Adam Duffy (1) Thorsten Muller (1) 2011 Eurosport
79
Mike Dunn (1) German Masters Kurt Maflin (1) Leo Scullion (1) 2011
80
David Gray (2) PTC10 Robbie Williams (1) None 2011
81
Ricky Walden (1) PTC10 Gareth Allen (1) Brendan Moore (1) 2011
82
Matthew Stevens (1) PTC12 Michael Wasley (1) Hilde Moens (1) 2011
83
Ding Junhui (3) PTC12 Brandon Winstone (1) Ben Williams (1) 2011
84
Ding Junhui (4) PTC11 James Cahill (1) Hilde Moens (2) 2011 Eurosport
85
Jamie Cope (3) PTC11 Kurt Maflin (2) Pasi Jantti (1) 2011
86
Marco Fu (2) Haikou World Open Qualifiers Matt Selt (1) Andy Yates (4) 2012 Eurosport
87
Robert Milkins (2) World Championship Qualifiers Xiao Guodong (1) Paul Collier (1) 2012 Eurosport
88
Stephen Hendry (11) World Championship Stuart Bingham (2) Zhu Ying (1) 2012 Eurosport
89
Stuart Bingham (3) Wuxi Classic Ricky Walden (2) Brendan Moore (2) 2012 Eurosport
90 Ken Doherty (1) ET1 Julian Treiber (1) Walter Kunz (1) 2012
91 John Higgins (6) Shanghai Masters Judd Trump (1) Michaela Tabb (3) 2012 Eurosport
92 Tom Ford (2) ET4 Matthew Stevens (1) Nico De Vos (1) 2012 Eurosport
93 Andy Hicks (1) UK Championship qualifiers Daniel Wells (1) Olivier Marteel (2) 2012
94 Jack Lisowski (1) UK Championship qualifiers Chen Zhe (1) Colin Humphries (3) 2012
95 John Higgins (7) UK Championship Mark Davis (1) Terry Camilleri (4) 2012 Eurosport
96 Kurt Maflin (2) ET5 Stuart Carrington (1) John Twist (1) 2012
97 Ding Junhui (5) PTC Grand Finals Mark Allen (1) Michaela Tabb (4) 2013 Eurosport
98 Neil Robertson (2) Wuxi Classic Qualifiers Mohamed Khairy (1) John Pellew (2) 2013 Eurosport
99 Judd Trump (1) ET7 Mark Selby (4) Herman Francken (1) 2013 Eurosport
100 Mark Selby (2) UK Championship Ricky Walden (3) Paul Collier (2) 2013 Eurosport
101 Dechawat Poomjaeng (1) German Masters Zak Surety (1) Greg Coniglio (1) 2013
102 Gary Wilson (1) German Masters Ricky Walden (4) Leo Scullion (2) 2013
103 Shaun Murphy (2) Championship League Mark Davis (2) Paul Collier (3) 2014 Eurosport
104 Shaun Murphy (3) ET8 Jamie Jones (1) Monika Sulkowska (1) 2014
105 Ronnie O’Sullivan (12) Welsh Open Ding Junhui (1) Leo Scullion (3) 2014
106 Aditya Mehta (1) ET2 Stephen Maguire (2) Luise Kraatz (1) 2014

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Breaks of over 147:

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Break Name Event Opponent Year
148
Jamie Burnett UK Championship Leo Fernandez 2004
  • Kim Nørgaard Larsen

    how is it possible to make a break at 148??

    • matt2745

      Hi,

      That happens when a player takes a free ball at the start of the frame following a foul, so plays a colour as a red, then another colour, then 15 reds and blacks and the 6 colours. The highest break possible therefore is actually a 155.

  • Eric

    It is actually possible to make a break over 155. But it takes some special circumstances…

    • Finn

      How could anyone make a break *over* 155? “Special circumstances”
      like additional balls on the table?

      • http://snookerpro.ru/ IVAN

        Its impossible to make break over 155 points!

        • Rui Alves

          It’s impossible to have a break over 155, what is possible is a frame score over 155, if a player fouls before the other start is break, but never a “break” itself over 155.

  • Maximum Fan

    Here’s the link to the maximum break of Ricky walden (PTC10)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5wwcyxqVz0

    Hoffen, dass nach méi Maximums an den nächsten Tournéieren gespillt ginn.

  • http://www.thesnookerforum.com ferret

    I don’ think you can call David Grey’s 147 a official one as there was no referee present and technically this was the amateur pre qualifying for the event.

    There have been 147’s before at Pontins under the same circumstances and they were also not counted as a official professional 147 break.

    • Dan

      Its still part of a ranking event so should be recorded!

  • Eric

    No. It is possible to make a break over 155. If the referee makes a misstake and replaces a red ball instead of the brown, the rules say that the red should stay on the table.

  • http://KennFong.com Kenn Fong

    Great work, Matt. You just keep improving this site. Here I’m talking about the addition of the referees. I took a quick look and saw that Jan Verhaas has officiated over four maximums, three of them by the Rocket. In fact, he officiated in the funny one against Mark King in which Ronnie wanted to leave the final black, but Mr. Verhaas persuaded him to pot it for the fans.

  • Henrik Møller Thomsen

    Tom Fords 147 is on youtube.

  • S Shenton

    I have a number plate A147 POT that may of interest to someone in the snooker world. Not sure of the best way of getting it advertised. Been on normal number plate websites but it does not stand out.