maximum break

The maximum break in snooker under normal circumstances is 147. This is often known as a maximum, a 147, or verbally a one-four-seven, and is amassed by potting all fifteen reds with fifteen blacks for 120 points, followed by all six colours for a further 27 points.

No.DatePlayerAgeOpponentEvent
111 January 1982England Steve Davis24 years, 142 daysEngland John SpencerClassicTV
223 April 1983Canada Cliff Thorburn35 years, 97 daysWales Terry GriffithsWorld ChampionshipTV
328 January 1984Canada Kirk Stevens25 years, 164 daysEngland Jimmy WhiteMastersTV
417 November 1987England Willie Thorne33 years, 258 daysNorthern Ireland Tommy MurphyUK Championship
520 February 1988EnglandTony Meo28 years, 139 daysScotland Stephen HendryMatchroom League
624 September 1988Canada Robidoux, AlainAlain Robidoux28 years, 61 daysEnglandJim MeadowcroftEuropean Open (Q)
718 February 1989Scotland John Rea37 years, 75 daysScotland Ian BlackScottish Professional Championship
808 March 1989Canada Cliff Thorburn(2)41 years, 51 daysEngland Jimmy WhiteMatchroom League
916 January 1991Thailand James Wattana20 years, 364 daysWales Paul DawkinsWorld Masters
01005 June 1991England Peter Ebdon20 years, 282 daysEngland Wayne MartinStrachan Open (Q)
01125 February 1992Thailand James Wattana (2)22 years, 39 daysMalta Tony DragoBritish OpenTV
01222 April 1992England Jimmy White29 years, 356 daysMalta Tony DragoWorld ChampionshipTV
01309 May 1992England John Parrott27 years, 364 daysEnglandTony MeoMatchroom League
01424 May 1992ScotlandStephen Hendry23 years, 132 daysEngland Willie ThorneMatchroom League
01514 November 1992England Peter Ebdon(2)22 years, 79 daysRepublic of Ireland Ken DohertyUK Championship
01607 September 1994Republic of IrelandDavid McDonnell22 years, 331 daysEngland Nic BarrowBritish Open (Q)
01727 April 1995Scotland Stephen Hendry (2)26 years, 104 daysEngland Jimmy WhiteWorld ChampionshipTV
01825 November 1995Scotland Stephen Hendry (3)26 years, 316 daysEngland Gary WilkinsonUK ChampionshipTV
01905 January 1997Scotland Stephen Hendry (4)27 years, 358 daysEngland Ronnie O’SullivanCharity ChallengeTV
02021 April 1997EnglandRonnie O’Sullivan21 years, 137 daysEngland Mick PriceWorld ChampionshipTV
02118 September 1997ThailandJames Wattana (3)27 years, 244 daysChina Pang WeiguoChina International
02216 May 1998ScotlandStephenStephen Hendry (5)29 years, 123 daysRepublic of Ireland DKen DohertyPremier LeagueTV
02310 August 1998England Adrian Gunnell25 years, 351 daysNetherlands Mario WehrmannThailand Masters (Q)
02413 August 1998Cyprus Mehmet Husnu26 years, 19 daysEngland Eddie BarkerChina International (Q)
02513 January 1999Northern Ireland Jason Prince28 years, 210 daysEnglandIan BrumbyBritish Open (Q)
02629 January 1999EnglandRonnie O’Sullivan (2)23 years, 55 daysThailandJames WattanaWelsh OpenTV
02704 February 1999England Stuart Bingham22 years, 259 daysEngland Barry HawkinsUK Tour – Event 3
02822 March 1999England Nick Dyson29 years, 93 daysEngland Adrian GunnellUK Tour – Event 4
02906 April 1999Scotland Graeme Dott21 years, 329 daysEnglandDavid RoeBritish OpenTV
03019 September 1999ScotlandStephen Hendry (6)30 years, 249 daysEngland Peter EbdonBritish OpenTV
03121 September 1999England Barry Pinches29 years, 70 daysEngland Joe JohnsonWelsh Open (Q)
03213 October 1999England Ronnie O’Sullivan (3)23 years, 312 daysScotland Graeme DottGrand PrixTV
03304 November 1999England Karl Burrows31 years, 322 daysEngland Adrian RosaBenson & Hedges Championship
03422 November 1999Scotland Stephen Hendry (7)30 years, 313 daysEngland Paul WykesUK ChampionshipTV
03521 January 2000Scotland John Higgins24 years, 248 daysNorthern Ireland Dennis TaylorNations CupTV
03624 March 2000ScotlandJohn Higgins(2)24 years, 311 daysEngland Jimmy WhiteIrish MastersTV
03728 March 2000Scotland Stephen Maguire19 years, 15 daysThailand Phaitoon PhonbunScottish Open (Q)
03805 April 2000England Ronnie O’Sullivan (4)24 years, 122 daysAustralia Quinten HannScottish OpenTV
03925 October 2000Hong Kong Marco Fu22 years, 291 daysRepublic of Ireland Ken DohertyScottish MastersTV
04007 November 2000Scotland David McLellan30 years, 302 daysEngland Steve MeakinBenson & Hedges Championship
04119 November 2000England Nick Dyson (2)30 years, 336 daysEnglandRobert MilkinsUK Championship
04225 February 2001Scotland Stephen Hendry (8)32 years, 43 daysWales Mark WilliamsMalta Grand PrixTV
04317 October 2001England Ronnie O’Sullivan (5)25 years, 316 daysScotland Drew HenryLG CupTV
04412 November 2001England Shaun Murphy19 years, 94 daysEngland Adrian RosaBenson & Hedges Championship
04528 October 2002Malta Tony Drago37 years, 36 daysEngland Stuart BinghamBenson & Hedges Championship
04622 April 2003England Ronnie O’Sullivan (6)27 years, 138 daysHong Kong Marco FuWorld ChampionshipTV
04712 October 2003Scotland John Higgins(3)28 years, 147 daysWales Mark WilliamsLG CupTV
04812 November 2003ScotlandJohn Higgins(4)28 years, 178 daysRepublic of Ireland Michael JudgeBritish OpenTV
04904 October 2004Scotland John Higgins(5)29 years, 139 daysEngland Ricky WaldenGrand PrixTV
05017 November 2004England David Gray25 years, 282 daysEngland Mark SelbyUK Championship
05120 April 2005Wales Mark Williams30 years, 30 daysEngland Robert MilkinsWorld ChampionshipTV
05222 November 2005England Stuart Bingham (2)29 years, 185 daysScotland Marcus CampbellMasters Qualifying Event
05314 March 2006England Robert Milkins30 years, 8 daysEngland Mark SelbyWorld Championship (Q)
05423 October 2006England Jamie Cope21 years, 41 daysEngland Michael HoltGrand Prix
05514 January 2007China Ding Junhui19 years, 288 daysEnglandAnthony HamiltonMastersTV
05615 February 2007England Andrew Higginson29 years, 64 daysEngland Ali CarterWelsh OpenTV
05719 September 2007Scotland BJamie Burnett32 years, 3 daysChina Liu SongGrand Prix (Q)
05814 October 2007England Tom Ford24 years, 58 daysEnglandSteve DavisGrand Prix
05908 November 2007England Ronnie O’Sullivan (7)31 years, 338 daysEngland Ali CarterNorthern Ireland TrophyTV
06015 December 2007England Ronnie O’Sullivan (8)32 years, 10 daysEngland Mark SelbyUK ChampionshipTV
06129 March 2008Scotland Stephen Maguire (2)27 years, 16 daysWales Ryan DayChina OpenTV
06228 April 2008England Ronnie O’Sullivan (9)32 years, 145 daysWales Mark WilliamsWorld ChampionshipTV
06329 April 2008England Ali Carter28 years, 279 daysEngland Peter EbdonWorld ChampionshipTV
06402 October 2008England Jamie Cope (2)23 years, 20 daysWales Mark WilliamsShanghai MastersTV
06529 October 2008China Liang Wenbo21 years, 238 daysEngland Gould, MartinMartin GouldBahrain Championship (Q)
06608 November 2008Scotland Marcus Campbell36 years, 47 daysOman Ahmed Basheer Al-KhusaibiBahrain ChampionshipTV
06716 December 2008China Ding Junhui (2)21 years, 259 daysScotland John HigginsUK ChampionshipTV
06828 April 2009Scotland Stephen Hendry (9)40 years, 105 daysEnglandShaun MurphyWorld ChampionshipTV
06905 June 2009England Selby, MarkMark Selby25 years, 351 daysEngland Joe PerryJiangsu ClassicTV
07001 April 2010Australia Neil Robertson28 years, 49 daysEngland Peter EbdonChina OpenTV
07125 June 2010Norway Kurt Maflin26 years, 321 daysPoland Michal ZielinskiPlayers Tour Championship – Event 1
07206 August 2010England Barry Hawkins31 years, 105 daysEngland James McGouranPlayers Tour Championship – Event 3
07320 September 2010England Ronnie O’Sullivan (10)34 years, 289 daysEngland Mark KingWorld OpenTV (Q)
07422 October 2010Thailand Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon16 years, 312 daysEnglandBarry HawkinsRhein–Main Masters
07523 October 2010Wales Mark Williams (2)35 years, 216 daysGermany Diana SchulerRhein–Main Masters
07619 November 2010England Rory McLeod39 years, 238 daysThailand Issara KachaiwongPrague Classic
07717 February 2011Scotland Stephen Hendry (10)42 years, 35 daysScotlandStephen MaguireWelsh OpenTV
07826 August 2011England Ronnie O’Sullivan (11)35 years, 264 daysEnglandAdam DuffyPaul Hunter ClassicTV
07922 November 2011EnglandMike Dunn40 years, 2 daysNorway Kurt MaflinGerman Masters (Q)
08027 November 2011England David Gray (2)32 years, 291 daysEngland Robbie WilliamsPlayers Tour Championship – Event 10 (Q)
08129 November 2011England Ricky Walden29 years, 18 daysWales Gareth AllenPlayers Tour Championship – Event 10
08215 December 2011Wales Matthew Stevens32 years, 95 daysEngland Michael WasleyFFB Snooker Open
08315 December 2011China Ding Junhui (3)24 years, 258 daysEnglandBrandon WinstoneFFB Snooker Open
08417 December 2011ChinaDing Junhui (4)24 years, 260 daysEngland James CahillPlayers Tour Championship – Event 11TV
08518 December 2011England Jamie Cope (3)26 years, 97 daysNorway Kurt MaflinPlayers Tour Championship – Event 11
08614 January 2012Hong Kong Marco Fu (2)34 years, 6 daysEngland Matthew SeltWorld Open (Q)
08711 April 2012England Robert Milkins (2)36 years, 36 daysChina Xiao GuodongWorld Championship (Q)
08821 April 2012Scotland Stephen Hendry (11)43 years, 99 daysEngland Stuart BinghamWorld ChampionshipTV
08901 July 2012EnglandStuart Bingham (3)36 years, 41 daysEngland Ricky WaldenWuxi ClassicTV
09024 August 2012Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty42 years, 342 daysGermany Julian TreiberPaul Hunter Classic
09123 September 2012Scotland John Higgins(6)37 years, 128 daysEngland Judd TrumpShanghai MastersTV
09216 November 2012England Tom Ford (2)29 years, 91 daysWales Matthew StevensBulgarian OpenTV
09321 November 2012EnglandAndy Hicks39 years, 103 daysWales Daniel WellsUK Championship (Q)
09422 November 2012England Jack Lisowski21 years, 150 daysChina Chen ZheUK Championship (Q)
09505 December 2012Scotland John Higgins(7)37 years, 201 daysEngland Mark DavisUK ChampionshipTV
09614 December 2012Norway Kurt Maflin (2)29 years, 128 daysEngland Stuart CarringtonScottish Open
09716 March 2013China Ding Junhui (5)25 years, 349 daysNorthern Ireland Mark AllenPlayers Tour Championship – FinalsTV
09828 May 2013Australia Neil Robertson (2)31 years, 106 daysEgypt Mohamed KhairyWuxi Classic (Q)
09915 November 2013England Judd Trump24 years, 87 daysEngland Mark SelbyAntwerp Open
10007 December 2013England Mark Selby (2)30 years, 171 daysEngland Ricky WaldenUK ChampionshipTV
10111 December 2013Thailand Dechawat Poomjaeng35 years, 153 daysEngland Zak SuretyGerman Masters (Q)
10212 December 2013England Gary Wilson28 years, 123 daysEngland Ricky WaldenGerman Masters (Q)
10308 January 2014England Shaun Murphy (2)31 years, 151 daysEngland Mark DavisChampionship League
10409 February 2014England Shaun Murphy (3)31 years, 183 daysWalesJamie JonesGdynia Open
10502 March 2014England Ronnie O’Sullivan (12)38 years, 87 daysChina Ding JunhuiWelsh OpenTV
10622 August 2014India Aditya Mehta28 years, 295 daysScotland Stephen MaguirePaul Hunter Classic
10723 October 2014Wales Ryan Day34 years, 214 daysChina Cao YupengHaining Open
10823 November 2014England Shaun Murphy (4)32 years, 105 daysEngland Robert MilkinsRuhr OpenTV
10904 December 2014England Ronnie O’Sullivan (13)38 years, 364 daysEngland Matthew SeltUK ChampionshipTV
11012 December 2014England Ben Woollaston27 years, 212 daysEngland Joe SteeleLisbon Open
11105 January 2015England Barry Hawkins (2)35 years, 257 daysScotland Stephen MaguireChampionship League
11211 January 2015Hong Kong Marco Fu (3)37 years, 3 daysEngland Stuart BinghamMastersTV
11306 February 2015England Judd Trump(2)25 years, 170 daysEngland Mark SelbyGerman Masters
11410 February 2015England David Gilbert33 years, 243 daysChinaXiao GuodongChampionship League
11506 December 2015Australia Neil Robertson (3)33 years, 298 daysChina Liang WenboUK ChampionshipTV
11611 December 2015Hong Kong Marco Fu (4)37 years, 337 daysEngland Sam BairdGibraltar Open
11719 February 2016China Ding Junhui (6)28 years, 324 daysAustraliaNeil RobertsonWelsh OpenTV
11825 February 2016Republic of Ireland Fergal O’Brien43 years, 354 daysEngland Mark DavisChampionship League
11925 February 2016Thailand Fergal O’Brien31 years, 131 daysNorway Maflin, KurtPaul Hunter Classic
12020 September 2016ScotlandStephen Maguire35 years, 191 daysChinaYi Chen XuShanghai Masters
12128-Sep-16EnglandShaun Murphy34 years, 49 daysEnglandAllan TaylorEuropean Masters (Q)
12211-Oct-16EnglandAlfie Burden39 years, 302 Days Wales Daniel WellsEnglish Open
12316 November 2016Scotland John Higgins41 years, 182 daysEnglandSam CraigieNorthern Ireland Open tournament
124  27November 2016 EnglandMark Allen 30 years, 279 days EnglandRod Lawler UK Championship
125 8 December 2016 EnglandAli Carter 37 years, 136 days EnglandWang Yuchen German Masters(Q)
126

8 December 2016

Ross Muir21 years, 63 days Itaro SantosGerman Masters (Q)
12710 January 2017 Mark Davis44 years, 151 daysNeil RobertsonChampionship League
1281 February 2017 Tom Ford 33 years, 168 days Peter Ebdon German Masters
1292 March 2017 Mark Davis 44 years, 202 days  John Higgins Championship League
13030 March 2017 Judd Trump 27 years, 222 days  Tian Pengfei China Open
131

6 April 2017

 

 Gary Wilson

 

 31 years, 238 days

 

  Josh Boileau

 

 World Championship (Q)

 
132

18 October 2017

 

 Liang Wenbo

 

 30 years, 227 days

 

  Tom Ford

 

 English Open

 
133

31 October 2017

 

 Kyren Wilson

 

 25 years, 312 days

 

   Martin Gould

 

  International Championship

 
134

12 December 2017

 

 Cao Yupeng

 

 27 years, 46 days

 

   Andrew Higginson

 

  Scottish Open

 
13526 January 2018Martin Gould36 years, 134 daysLi HangChampionship League
13626 March 2018Luca Brecel23 years, 18 daysJohn HigginsChampionship League
1373 April 2018Ronnie O’Sullivan42 years, 119 daysElliot SlessorChina Open
1384 April 2018Stuart Bingham41 years, 318 daysRicky WaldenChina Open
13912 April 2018Liang Wenbo 31 years, 38 daysRod LawlerWorld Championship
14024 August 2018Michael Georgiou30 years, 218 daysGermany Umut DikmePaul Hunter Classic
14124 August 2018Jamie Jones30 years, 191 daysLee WalkerPaul Hunter Classic
14216 October 2018Thepchaiya Un-Nooh33 years, 181 daysIran Soheil VahediEnglish Open
14317 October 2018Ronnie O’Sullivan42 years, 316 daysEngland Allan TaylorEnglish Open
1448 November 2018Mark Selby (3)35 years, 120 days Neil RobertsonChampion of Champions 
14512 December 2018John Higgins43 years, 208 daysGerard GreeneScottish Open
14621 December 2018Judd Trump29 years, 123 daysLukas KleckersGerman Masters
14722 January 2019David Gilbert37 years, 224 daysStephen MaguireChampionship League
14812 February 2019Neil Robertson37 years, 1 dayJordan BrownWelsh Open
14914 February 2019Noppon Saengkham26 years, 214 daysMark SelbyWelsh Open
15028 February 2019Zhou Yuelong21 years, 35 daysLyu HaotianIndian Open
15103 April 2019Stuart Bingham 42 years, 317 daysPeter EbdonChina Open
152 17 June 2019England Tom Ford (4)35 years, 304 daysScotland Fraser PatrickInternational Championship (Q)
15317 October 2019England Tom Ford (5)36 years, 61 daysEngland Shaun MurphyEnglish Open
15412 November 2019England Stuart Bingham (6)43 years, 175 daysChina Lu NingNorthern Ireland Open
15527 November 2019England Barry Hawkins (3)40 years, 218 daysNorthern Ireland Gerard GreeneUK Championship
15611 February 2020England Kyren Wilson (2)40 years, 218 daysNorthern Ireland Gerard GreeneWelsh Open