Mark Davis won Group Three of the Championship League with a 3-2 final victory over Neil Robertson in Coventry.
Davis moved into the Winners’ Group in style as he compiled a maiden maximum break of his professional career.
Robertson and Davis, along with Ryan Day and Barry Hawkins, all qualified from the round-robin phase with the same number of points having each triumphed in four of their six group game encounters.
Welshman Day, a beaten finalist in the opening two groups of the series, will have to try again in Group Four after he was narrowly ousted in a decider by Davis, as Robertson beat Hawkins 3-1 to set up the final clash.
Davis gained the early advantage against the Australian by taking the first frame before the latter responded with runs of 103, 73 and 66 to lead 2-1.
A tight fourth led to the final frame shoot-out which Davis superbly constructed the 147 in to prevail.
At 44 years and 151 days, Davis also becomes the oldest player to make the perfect break in professional competition and it comes after 26 years of hard graft on the Main Tour.
It marks the ninth maximum of the campaign so far and, with several months left, there is a good chance that the record for a single season of 11 could be eclipsed.
Meanwhile, as Davis will join previous group champions David Gilbert and Anthony McGill in the Winners’ Group with four more competitors set to join them.
Robertson, Day, Hawkins and fifth placed Mark Williams move forward to Group Four, which takes place on Wednesday and Thursday.
They will be joined by newcomers Shaun Murphy, Mark Allen and Kyren Wilson, as Ali Carter and Joe Perry are eliminated.
You can watch Mark Davis’ 147 winning moment below.
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