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Snooker Ronnie O’Sullivan 147 World Championship 28.04.08

By • Aug 28th, 2008 • Category: Snooker Feature

Ronnie O’Sullivan finished his World Snooker Championship match against Mark Williams in glorious style by making a record ninth 147 maximum break. The Crucible crowd erupted as O’Sullivan potted the final ball of his magical maximum, the seventh made at the Crucible and O’Sullivan’s third – he is the only player to make more than one at Sheffield. The Rocket has over-taken Stephen Hendry as snooker’s maximum man, having surpassed the Scot’s record of eight. Chigwell’s 32-year-old O’Sullivan has now made three this season, following 147s in the Northern Ireland Trophy and one in the deciding frame of his Maplin UK Championship semi-final against Mark Selby. This one came in the last frame of a 13-7 defeat of Williams and put him through to the quarter-finals to face Liang Wenbo or Joe Swail. The match looked in the balance going into the concluding session at 9-7, but world No 5 O’Sullivan produced an incredible display of break-building to win the four frames he needed within 44 minutes. Runs of 71, 60 and 100 put him 12-7 ahead, then he split the reds early in the next frame, clearly setting about a maximum from the early stages. He was never out of position, playing a superb shot on the 13th black to dislodge one awkward red from the pink, then dished up easily. Stephen Maguire and Neil Robertson stopped their match on the adjacent table in the closing stages of the break, then joined Williams in congratulating O’Sullivan, who will collect a

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25 Responses »

  1. At 7:20 – 7:24,
    That cannon onto the red/pink is simply beautiful!

    And 147 maximum break again for ol’ Ronnie. =D

    He’s a truly snooker master!!

  2. atleast he can probably spell genius right.

  3. That shot at 7:21 was simply remarkable!

    He’s so good that it’s got to the point where they’re expecting a 147 every time he pots and red and a black.

  4. Its a testament to his ability that the commentators start talking about the maximum on Ronnie’s third shot

  5. he is the best.

  6. Best maximum going, I’ve seen him play live at the welsh open not long ago at his first match against judd trump, doesn’t he play amazing 🙂

  7. the best !!!!!!!!!!!!

    ???? ???? !!!

  8. champion!!

  9. i apologise that wasnt me writing that ronnie is a genious i am really sorry ok Faidwnarious no hard feelings ok mate

  10. He is simply the best…

  11. God Ronnie is unbelievable. I’ve watched a fair few of his video’s here on youtube and he just stands out above every single other Snooker player i’ve ever watched. The best in the World hands up. I’d love to go and see him play live.

  12. I prefer BBC.

  13. oh man the commentator are speaking to much and so boring. it’s a pity

  14. Thanks Ronnie

  15. waw! Great!!!!!

  16. He takes the piss doesn’t he!

    What a genius.

  17. Best snooker player in the world.

  18. ronnie is an absolute genius, no dout about it

  19. its funny how noone likes quiten hann

  20. ive had a 51 break..on a 6 foot snooker table…beat that ronnie ..ha ha

  21. World no.1, 3 time world champion and the holder rof the record for most 147s in competition play. Simply the greatest to ever play the game.

  22. my man!!!!!!!!!!!!


  24. great thing !

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