Stunning Wenbo makes 147!

Congratulations to Liang Wenbo who has just made his first career 147 during an amazing third round qualifying match against Martin Gould this afternoon…

It was a sensational performance from Wenbo, who not only did he made his first professional maximum, but also made two breaks of 139 and another of 115 on his way to a 5-1 win over Martin Gould. I know that players such as Hendry, O’Sullivan and Higgins have scored a number of centuries in quick succession before but I’m not sure that I have ever seen scoring like this before in a best of nine frames qualifying match.

What makes it even more remarkable is that before today, Wenbo’s career high break in a professional match was the 134 he made during the 2005 UK qualifiers. What a way to break that!

Liang will now play Michael Judge for a place in the final stages of the event tomorrow. If he plays like he did today then Judge might be spening a long time sat in his chair.

Hopefully I will be able to link to some quotes from Liang after the match…

Liang Wenbo 5-1 Martin Gould 115(115)-7, 139(139)-0, 73(58)-6, 147(147)-0, 0-63(52), 139(139)-0