Saengkham Fires In Sheffield Maximum

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Noppon Saengkham hammered home the second maximum break of his career at Cazoo World Championship qualifying in Sheffield.

Saengkham crafted the run in the tenth frame of his third round clash with Andy Hicks. That moved him 7-3 ahead in a match he eventually won 10-5, setting up a Judgement Day clash with Jackson Page.

The Thai number one now moves just one further 147 break away from a bumper £147,000 bonus payout. That is on offer for any player who makes two maximums across this season’s Triple Crown events. Mark Allen and Ding Junhui are the other two players currently in the running for that payout, having both made perfect breaks at the Masters in January.

The break already puts Saengkham in line for a £25,000 prize. There is a £10,000 bonus in place for maximums in qualifying and he is catapulted into pole position for the £15,000 high break prize, which covers the entire event.

It is the 202nd official 147 in snooker history and the 13th to be made this season.