Maximum 147

Neil Robertson Makes Maximum 147 Break

Neil Robertson compiled a brilliant maximum 147 break en route to a 4-1 victory over Jordan Brown in the Welsh Open on Tuesday.

The Australian constructed the effort in the fourth frame of the first round contest in Cardiff, before wrapping up the triumph with an additional 140 total clearance.

The perfect knock marks the 37 year-old’s fourth career maximum 147 break and the 148th overall in professional competition.

Robertson, who won the Riga Masters at the outset of the campaign, stands to earn £17,000 if the feat isn’t matched this week – £15,000 from the rolling maximum 147 break prize fund and an extra £2,000 for recording the highest break of the tournament.

Meanwhile, it was another hectic day of action as the last 128 reached its conclusion at the Motorpoint Arena.

Ronnie O’Sullivan and Mark Selby both emerged unscathed despite being made to work hard for their respective 4-2 defeats of Sanderson Lam and Anthony McGill.

O’Sullivan, a four-time champion in Wales, was in a nonchalant mood but still fired in breaks of 95 and 116 to set up an intriguing clash with Yuan Sijun.

In a high-quality affair that boasted six breaks higher than 60, world number one Selby consigned an out-of-form McGill to a sixth straight loss in the first round of ranking events.

Ding Junhui wasn’t at his fluent best but still managed to ease past Chris Totten with a whitewash scoreline that was matched by recent German Masters champion Kyren Wilson against Andy Lee.

Ali Carter failed to put the disappointment of losing in Sunday’s final of the World Grand Prix behind him as he was hammered by Stuart Bingham 4-0, while Barry Hawkins got in on the bagel action with a routine success over Akani Songsermsawad.

Elsewhere, Jimmy White gave his fans something to cheer about as the “Whirlwind” came from 2-1 behind to oust Andrew Higginson.

The Irish Seniors Masters champion will face Michael Goergiou in the second round after last year’s Shoot-Out winner beat amateur David Lilley.

In a battle between two up-and-coming young pretenders, China’s Zhao Xintong defeated home hopeful Jackson Page 4-1.

Duane Jones got one back in the Wales versus China stakes, though, as the 25 year-old pipped Xiao Guodong in a decider.

Among some of the others to advance beyond the opening hurdle were Ricky Walden, Kurt Maflin, Ben Woollaston, and Joe Swail.

Live coverage continues on Eurosport, Quest, and BBC Wales.

Click here to view the draw (Times: CET)


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