Dunn Hits Maiden Max (Updated)

Congratulations to Redcar’s Mike Dunn who has recorded the first 147 break of his career during frame four of his match with Kurt Maflin this evening during the German Masters qualifiers. In total it is the 79th maximum break in professional competition and the perfect way for Mike to mark his 40th birthday two days ago.

There was some confusion as to whether Mike would receive receive any additional prize money for his feat and initially Mike was told that he would not, but today World Snooker have confirmed that he will in fact receive the rolling non-televised total of £3,500. While the player’s pack was silent on the issue, I feel that this is the fairest decision and in the spirit of the current system.

Click here to view the full list on my 147’s page.


  • edd (aka wild)

    UPDATE: Mike has just tweeted this: “Just been told as its stands NO money at all for my 147,getting conformation tomorrow. :(

    and as i said he would be payed the sum of £3,500 and hey presto the idiots has woken up and he will get £3,500 http://www.worldsnooker.com/page/NewsArticles/0,,13165~2525359,00.html

  • Michael

    Why didn’t Ronnie get £3,000 for his 147 (PTC 4)?

    Mike Dunn gets £3,500 for 5 PTCs and the Quals of UK Championship and German Masters.

    Ronnie only got £2,000 for the first 4 PTCs, but he didn’t get the money for the Quals of Australian Open and Shanghai Masters.

  • http://www.customsnooker.co.uk/ Sam

    Great news, Mike deserves his £3,500 for the 147- why was it up for debate with him? The snooker cues never lie!