Sunday, January 14, 2007

Ding-a-ling!

Ding Junhui Becomes Youngest Player to Compile a Televised 147 Maximum Break

The Saga Insurance Masters started today and Ding Junhui has continued his excellent form by defeating Anthony Hamilton 6-2 in front of a packed Wembley crowd. However, the best part of the match was not the victory but the maximum break that he compiled to go 5-2 in front.

Ding, aged 19, becomes the youngest ever player to compile a televised 147 break. The previous record was set by Ronnie O'Sullivan aged 22 at the 1997 World Championships.

This is also only the second maximum in Masters history, with Kirk Stevens in 1984 also achieving the feat.

On another note Jimmy White, given a wildcard into this years tournament, lost 6-1 to Matthew Stevens to continue his run of poor form that has seen him drop to number 56 in the world rankings.

For further information visit:

www.bbc.co.uk/snooker - live coverage online

www.worldsnooker.com

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