Maximum Break

Maximum Break

The maximum break in snooker under normal circumstances is 147. This is often known as a maximum, a 147, or verbally a one-four-seven, and is amassed by potting all fifteen reds with fifteen blacks for 120 points, followed by all six colours for a further 27 points.

No. Date Player Age Opponent Event
1 11 January 1982 England Steve Davis 24 years, 142 days England John Spencer ClassicTV
2 23 April 1983 Canada Cliff Thorburn 35 years, 97 days Wales Terry Griffiths World ChampionshipTV
3 28 January 1984 Canada Kirk Stevens 25 years, 164 days England Jimmy White MastersTV
4 17 November 1987 England Willie Thorne 33 years, 258 days Northern Ireland Tommy Murphy UK Championship
5 20 February 1988 EnglandTony Meo 28 years, 139 days Scotland Stephen Hendry Matchroom League
6 24 September 1988 Canada Robidoux, AlainAlain Robidoux 28 years, 61 days EnglandJim Meadowcroft European Open (Q)
7 18 February 1989 Scotland John Rea 37 years, 75 days Scotland Ian Black Scottish Professional Championship
8 08 March 1989 Canada Cliff Thorburn(2) 41 years, 51 days England Jimmy White Matchroom League
9 16 January 1991 Thailand James Wattana 20 years, 364 days Wales Paul Dawkins World Masters
010 05 June 1991 England Peter Ebdon 20 years, 282 days England Wayne Martin Strachan Open (Q)
011 25 February 1992 Thailand James Wattana (2) 22 years, 39 days Malta Tony Drago British OpenTV
012 22 April 1992 England Jimmy White 29 years, 356 days Malta Tony Drago World ChampionshipTV
013 09 May 1992 England John Parrott 27 years, 364 days EnglandTony Meo Matchroom League
014 24 May 1992 ScotlandStephen Hendry 23 years, 132 days England Willie Thorne Matchroom League
015 14 November 1992 England Peter Ebdon(2) 22 years, 79 days Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty UK Championship
016 07 September 1994 Republic of IrelandDavid McDonnell 22 years, 331 days England Nic Barrow British Open (Q)
017 27 April 1995 Scotland Stephen Hendry (2) 26 years, 104 days England Jimmy White World ChampionshipTV
018 25 November 1995 Scotland Stephen Hendry (3) 26 years, 316 days England Gary Wilkinson UK ChampionshipTV
019 05 January 1997 Scotland Stephen Hendry (4) 27 years, 358 days England Ronnie O'Sullivan Charity ChallengeTV
020 21 April 1997 EnglandRonnie O'Sullivan 21 years, 137 days England Mick Price World ChampionshipTV
021 18 September 1997 ThailandJames Wattana (3) 27 years, 244 days China Pang Weiguo China International
022 16 May 1998 ScotlandStephenStephen Hendry (5) 29 years, 123 days Republic of Ireland DKen Doherty Premier LeagueTV
023 10 August 1998 England Adrian Gunnell 25 years, 351 days Netherlands Mario Wehrmann Thailand Masters (Q)
024 13 August 1998 Cyprus Mehmet Husnu 26 years, 19 days England Eddie Barker China International (Q)
025 13 January 1999 Northern Ireland Jason Prince 28 years, 210 days EnglandIan Brumby British Open (Q)
026 29 January 1999 EnglandRonnie O'Sullivan (2) 23 years, 55 days ThailandJames Wattana Welsh OpenTV
027 04 February 1999 England Stuart Bingham 22 years, 259 days England Barry Hawkins UK Tour – Event 3
028 22 March 1999 England Nick Dyson 29 years, 93 days England Adrian Gunnell UK Tour – Event 4
029 06 April 1999 Scotland Graeme Dott 21 years, 329 days EnglandDavid Roe British OpenTV
030 19 September 1999 ScotlandStephen Hendry (6) 30 years, 249 days England Peter Ebdon British OpenTV
031 21 September 1999 England Barry Pinches 29 years, 70 days England Joe Johnson Welsh Open (Q)
032 13 October 1999 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (3) 23 years, 312 days Scotland Graeme Dott Grand PrixTV
033 04 November 1999 England Karl Burrows 31 years, 322 days England Adrian Rosa Benson & Hedges Championship
034 22 November 1999 Scotland Stephen Hendry (7) 30 years, 313 days England Paul Wykes UK ChampionshipTV
035 21 January 2000 Scotland John Higgins 24 years, 248 days Northern Ireland Dennis Taylor Nations CupTV
036 24 March 2000 ScotlandJohn Higgins(2) 24 years, 311 days England Jimmy White Irish MastersTV
037 28 March 2000 Scotland Stephen Maguire 19 years, 15 days Thailand Phaitoon Phonbun Scottish Open (Q)
038 05 April 2000 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (4) 24 years, 122 days Australia Quinten Hann Scottish OpenTV
039 25 October 2000 Hong Kong Marco Fu 22 years, 291 days Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty Scottish MastersTV
040 07 November 2000 Scotland David McLellan 30 years, 302 days England Steve Meakin Benson & Hedges Championship
041 19 November 2000 England Nick Dyson (2) 30 years, 336 days EnglandRobert Milkins UK Championship
042 25 February 2001 Scotland Stephen Hendry (8) 32 years, 43 days Wales Mark Williams Malta Grand PrixTV
043 17 October 2001 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (5) 25 years, 316 days Scotland Drew Henry LG CupTV
044 12 November 2001 England Shaun Murphy 19 years, 94 days England Adrian Rosa Benson & Hedges Championship
045 28 October 2002 Malta Tony Drago 37 years, 36 days England Stuart Bingham Benson & Hedges Championship
046 22 April 2003 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (6) 27 years, 138 days Hong Kong Marco Fu World ChampionshipTV
047 12 October 2003 Scotland John Higgins(3) 28 years, 147 days Wales Mark Williams LG CupTV
048 12 November 2003 ScotlandJohn Higgins(4) 28 years, 178 days Republic of Ireland Michael Judge British OpenTV
049 04 October 2004 Scotland John Higgins(5) 29 years, 139 days England Ricky Walden Grand PrixTV
050 17 November 2004 England David Gray 25 years, 282 days England Mark Selby UK Championship
051 20 April 2005 Wales Mark Williams 30 years, 30 days England Robert Milkins World ChampionshipTV
052 22 November 2005 England Stuart Bingham (2) 29 years, 185 days Scotland Marcus Campbell Masters Qualifying Event
053 14 March 2006 England Robert Milkins 30 years, 8 days England Mark Selby World Championship (Q)
054 23 October 2006 England Jamie Cope 21 years, 41 days England Michael Holt Grand Prix
055 14 January 2007 China Ding Junhui 19 years, 288 days EnglandAnthony Hamilton MastersTV
056 15 February 2007 England Andrew Higginson 29 years, 64 days England Ali Carter Welsh OpenTV
057 19 September 2007 Scotland BJamie Burnett 32 years, 3 days China Liu Song Grand Prix (Q)
058 14 October 2007 England Tom Ford 24 years, 58 days EnglandSteve Davis Grand Prix
059 08 November 2007 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (7) 31 years, 338 days England Ali Carter Northern Ireland TrophyTV
060 15 December 2007 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (8) 32 years, 10 days England Mark Selby UK ChampionshipTV
061 29 March 2008 Scotland Stephen Maguire (2) 27 years, 16 days Wales Ryan Day China OpenTV
062 28 April 2008 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (9) 32 years, 145 days Wales Mark Williams World ChampionshipTV
063 29 April 2008 England Ali Carter 28 years, 279 days England Peter Ebdon World ChampionshipTV
064 02 October 2008 England Jamie Cope (2) 23 years, 20 days Wales Mark Williams Shanghai MastersTV
065 29 October 2008 China Liang Wenbo 21 years, 238 days England Gould, MartinMartin Gould Bahrain Championship (Q)
066 08 November 2008 Scotland Marcus Campbell 36 years, 47 days Oman Ahmed Basheer Al-Khusaibi Bahrain ChampionshipTV
067 16 December 2008 China Ding Junhui (2) 21 years, 259 days Scotland John Higgins UK ChampionshipTV
068 28 April 2009 Scotland Stephen Hendry (9) 40 years, 105 days EnglandShaun Murphy World ChampionshipTV
069 05 June 2009 England Selby, MarkMark Selby 25 years, 351 days England Joe Perry Jiangsu ClassicTV
070 01 April 2010 Australia Neil Robertson 28 years, 49 days England Peter Ebdon China OpenTV
071 25 June 2010 Norway Kurt Maflin 26 years, 321 days Poland Michal Zielinski Players Tour Championship – Event 1
072 06 August 2010 England Barry Hawkins 31 years, 105 days England James McGouran Players Tour Championship – Event 3
073 20 September 2010 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (10) 34 years, 289 days England Mark King World OpenTV (Q)
074 22 October 2010 Thailand Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon 16 years, 312 days EnglandBarry Hawkins Rhein–Main Masters
075 23 October 2010 Wales Mark Williams (2) 35 years, 216 days Germany Diana Schuler Rhein–Main Masters
076 19 November 2010 England Rory McLeod 39 years, 238 days Thailand Issara Kachaiwong Prague Classic
077 17 February 2011 Scotland Stephen Hendry (10) 42 years, 35 days ScotlandStephen Maguire Welsh OpenTV
078 26 August 2011 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (11) 35 years, 264 days EnglandAdam Duffy Paul Hunter ClassicTV
079 22 November 2011 EnglandMike Dunn 40 years, 2 days Norway Kurt Maflin German Masters (Q)
080 27 November 2011 England David Gray (2) 32 years, 291 days England Robbie Williams Players Tour Championship – Event 10 (Q)
081 29 November 2011 England Ricky Walden 29 years, 18 days Wales Gareth Allen Players Tour Championship – Event 10
082 15 December 2011 Wales Matthew Stevens 32 years, 95 days England Michael Wasley FFB Snooker Open
083 15 December 2011 China Ding Junhui (3) 24 years, 258 days EnglandBrandon Winstone FFB Snooker Open
084 17 December 2011 ChinaDing Junhui (4) 24 years, 260 days England James Cahill Players Tour Championship – Event 11TV
085 18 December 2011 England Jamie Cope (3) 26 years, 97 days Norway Kurt Maflin Players Tour Championship – Event 11
086 14 January 2012 Hong Kong Marco Fu (2) 34 years, 6 days England Matthew Selt World Open (Q)
087 11 April 2012 England Robert Milkins (2) 36 years, 36 days China Xiao Guodong World Championship (Q)
088 21 April 2012 Scotland Stephen Hendry (11) 43 years, 99 days England Stuart Bingham World ChampionshipTV
089 01 July 2012 EnglandStuart Bingham (3) 36 years, 41 days England Ricky Walden Wuxi ClassicTV
090 24 August 2012 Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 42 years, 342 days Germany Julian Treiber Paul Hunter Classic
091 23 September 2012 Scotland John Higgins(6) 37 years, 128 days England Judd Trump Shanghai MastersTV
092 16 November 2012 England Tom Ford (2) 29 years, 91 days Wales Matthew Stevens Bulgarian OpenTV
093 21 November 2012 EnglandAndy Hicks 39 years, 103 days Wales Daniel Wells UK Championship (Q)
094 22 November 2012 England Jack Lisowski 21 years, 150 days China Chen Zhe UK Championship (Q)
095 05 December 2012 Scotland John Higgins(7) 37 years, 201 days England Mark Davis UK ChampionshipTV
096 14 December 2012 Norway Kurt Maflin (2) 29 years, 128 days England Stuart Carrington Scottish Open
097 16 March 2013 China Ding Junhui (5) 25 years, 349 days Northern Ireland Mark Allen Players Tour Championship – FinalsTV
098 28 May 2013 Australia Neil Robertson (2) 31 years, 106 days Egypt Mohamed Khairy Wuxi Classic (Q)
099 15 November 2013 England Judd Trump 24 years, 87 days England Mark Selby Antwerp Open
100 07 December 2013 England Mark Selby (2) 30 years, 171 days England Ricky Walden UK ChampionshipTV
101 11 December 2013 Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng 35 years, 153 days England Zak Surety German Masters (Q)
102 12 December 2013 England Gary Wilson 28 years, 123 days England Ricky Walden German Masters (Q)
103 08 January 2014 England Shaun Murphy (2) 31 years, 151 days England Mark Davis Championship League
104 09 February 2014 England Shaun Murphy (3) 31 years, 183 days WalesJamie Jones Gdynia Open
105 02 March 2014 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (12) 38 years, 87 days China Ding Junhui Welsh OpenTV
106 22 August 2014 India Aditya Mehta 28 years, 295 days Scotland Stephen Maguire Paul Hunter Classic
107 23 October 2014 Wales Ryan Day 34 years, 214 days China Cao Yupeng Haining Open
108 23 November 2014 England Shaun Murphy (4) 32 years, 105 days England Robert Milkins Ruhr OpenTV
109 04 December 2014 England Ronnie O'Sullivan (13) 38 years, 364 days England Matthew Selt UK ChampionshipTV
110 12 December 2014 England Ben Woollaston 27 years, 212 days England Joe Steele Lisbon Open
111 05 January 2015 England Barry Hawkins (2) 35 years, 257 days Scotland Stephen Maguire Championship League
112 11 January 2015 Hong Kong Marco Fu (3) 37 years, 3 days England Stuart Bingham MastersTV
113 06 February 2015 England Judd Trump(2) 25 years, 170 days England Mark Selby German Masters
114 10 February 2015 England David Gilbert 33 years, 243 days ChinaXiao Guodong Championship League
115 06 December 2015 Australia Neil Robertson (3) 33 years, 298 days China Liang Wenbo UK ChampionshipTV
116 11 December 2015 Hong Kong Marco Fu (4) 37 years, 337 days England Sam Baird Gibraltar Open
117 19 February 2016 China Ding Junhui (6) 28 years, 324 days AustraliaNeil Robertson Welsh OpenTV
118 25 February 2016 Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 43 years, 354 days England Mark Davis Championship League
119 25 February 2016 Thailand Fergal O'Brien 31 years, 131 days Norway Maflin, Kurt Paul Hunter Classic
120 20 September 2016 ScotlandStephen Maguire 35 years, 191 days ChinaYi Chen Xu Shanghai Masters
121 28-Sep-16 EnglandShaun Murphy 34 years, 49 days EnglandAllan Taylor European Masters (Q)
122 11-Oct-16 EnglandAlfie Burden 39 years, 302 Days  Wales Daniel Wells English Open
123 16 November 2016 Scotland John Higgins 41 years, 182 days EnglandSam Craigie Northern Ireland Open tournament
124   27November 2016  EnglandMark Allen  30 years, 279 days  EnglandRod Lawler  UK Championship
125  8 December 2016  EnglandAli Carter  37 years, 136 days  EnglandWang Yuchen  German Masters(Q)
126

8 December 2016

Ross Muir 21 years, 63 days  Itaro Santos German Masters (Q)
127 10 January 2017  Mark Davis 44 years, 151 days Neil Robertson Championship League
128 1 February 2017  Tom Ford  33 years, 168 days  Peter Ebdon  German Masters

 

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