Wilson Makes Crucible 147

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Kyren Wilson registered a piece of Crucible history at the Cazoo World Championship on Wednesday morning as he became the ninth player to make a 147 at the venue.

Wilson joins Ronnie O’Sullivan and Stephen Hendry – who have had three apiece – as well as Cliff Thorburn, Jimmy White, Mark Williams, Ali Carter, John Higgins and Neil Robertson as the only players to have made a perfect break at snooker’s most famous venue.

“I am buzzing,” said Wilson. “Now that I’ve got children I want to leave a legacy behind. This is one of those moments that my kids and their kids will watch back. To make a 147 at the Crucible was definitely on my bucket list. There is no pressure like it. There were a few tough shots at the end that I had to play with a lot of side. On the pink I could barely feel my right arm, but luckily I finished perfect on the black. I’m sure the fans in the arena will remember it for a long time.”

The 147 came in the fifth frame of Wilson’s first round match against Ryan Day and put him 3-2 ahead. He will win a £40,000 bonus for the maximum, plus the £15,000 tournament high break prize, as long as it is not equalled over the next 13 days.

It’s the fourth 147 of Wilson’s career and his first since the 2020 UK Championship. The world number seven from Kettering ran out of position on the last two reds but executed a series of superb pots to keep the break going and then cleared the colours with ease, before celebrating to a roar from the Crucible crowd.

It’s the 188th official maximum in snooker history and 12th of the season.

Crucible 147s
Cliff Thorburn: 1983
Jimmy White: 1992
Stephen Hendry: 1995
Ronnie O’Sullivan: 1997
Ronnie O’Sullivan: 2003
Mark Williams: 2005
Ronnie O’Sullivan: 2008
Ali Carter: 2008
Stephen Hendry: 2009
Stephen Hendry: 2012
John Higgins: 2020
Neil Robertson: 2022
Kyren Wilson: 2023

Article by WST.