Graeme Dott compiled a 147 break during the penultimate round of the World Snooker Championship qualifiers on Monday.
The 2006 world champion constructed the perfect break in the sixth frame of his 6-1 rout of Pang Junxu in the third round.
It marks a second career 147 break for Dott, having made his first in competitive play all the way back in 1999.
The 44 year-old will earn £10,000 for the magnificent knock if it isn’t repeated by another player, which is the prize on offer for making a maximum in the qualifying competition in Sheffield.
Dott stands to pocket an additional £15,000 for the World Championship’s overall high break prize, should his effort not be matched later in Sheffield.
There is a separate bonus worth £40,000 on offer if a 147 break is made at the Crucible Theatre this year.
After constructing the break to move 5-1 in front, Dott wrapped up his success in the next frame with a run of 107.
The Scot, who hasn’t featured at the venue stages at the Crucible Theatre since 2019, will face Jamie Clarke in the final preliminary round.
Welshman Clarke produced a clinical display to thrash Gary Wilson 6-0 at the English Institute of Sport and reach Judgement Day.
Hossein Vafaei, the Shoot Out champion from earlier this year, was another whitewash winner after comprehensively overcoming the challenge of Simon Lichtenberg.
Day eight of the World Championship qualifiers will see the third round conclude, with recent ranking event winners Joe Perry and Robert Milkins also in action.
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