Record Breakers

  • 10th February 2016
  • Photo of snooker balls

This evening saw a record breaking match at the 2016 China Open qualifiers between Kyren Wilson and Anthony Hamilton at the Barnsley Metrodome.

Incredibly, the pair hit six consecutive century breaks between them (four for Wilson, two for Hamilton), breaking the previous record of five that itself had only been achieved on two separate occasions in the history of professional snooker.

Wilson subsequently declared the match as the best that he had ever played on Twitter shortly afterwards and even had the rare opportunity to make a break of 150 during the final frame of the match, ultimately breaking down on 39.

The Shanghai Masters champion however duly finished off the job, winning 5-3 to book his place at the venue stages of the event in Beijing next month.

There was some consolaton for Hamilton in defeat, as he became only the 19th player to have recorded over 250 competitive century breaks during his career.