WST and the WPBSA have agreed to provide a prize of £40,000 for a 147 made at the Crucible this year during the Betfred World Championship, and £10,000 for a maximum made during the qualifying rounds.
These bonuses are on top of the £15,000 high break prize which will apply throughout the whole event.
The qualifying rounds at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield run from April 5 to 14. Then the main event at the Crucible runs from April 17 to May 3.
If more than one player makes a 147, then the prize money will be shared equally.
WPBSA Chairman Jason Ferguson said: “The 147 is such a magical moment, and it is also an incredible feat of skill. To achieve a maximum break under the pressure of the Betfred World Championship is remarkable. So it is fitting that we offer very substantial rewards during this event. I would love to see another historic 147 made this year.”
Last year, John Higgins became the seventh player to make a 147 at the Crucible, during his second round match against Kurt Maflin.
1983 – Cliff Thorburn
1992 – Jimmy White
1995 – Stephen Hendry
1997 – Ronnie O’Sullivan
2003 – Ronnie O’Sullivan
2005 – Mark Williams
2008 – Ronnie O’Sullivan
2008 – Ali Carter
2009 – Stephen Hendry
2012 – Stephen Hendry
2020 – John Higgins