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Amazing Ding Makes Second 147 in Three Days

Amazing Ding Makes Second 147 in Three Days

Ding Junhui followed on from his 3rd pro 147 on Thursday he went on make another one today against young amateur James Cahill in PTC11. The next day Jamie Cope made a maximum break, this time against Kurt Maflin.

PTC 11

PTC11 Sheffield - December 17-19 2011

 

Ding Junhui Snooker

Photo - Monique Limbos

 

Ding Junhui before this week had made two maximum 147 breaks in professional competition but these happend all the way back in the 2007 Masters and the 2008 UK Championship and since then the accomplished break builder hasn't made any.

But on Thursday the current Masters champion made the third maximum break of his career and today in the last frame of his 4-1 win against young amateur James Cahill he made a second maximum break which included some fantastic positional shots, some luck and a fantastic cut on the black with the rest to make it.

That fourth break means that Ding has beaten a record for the shortest time between professional maximum breaks at only three days. The previous record was held by John Higgins who made two 147's at simultaneous tournaments in 2000.

Ding is only 24 years old now and is comfortably sitting within the top 8 best players in the world. Who's not to say that he wont go on to eventually beat Ronnie O'Sullivan's record tally of 11 professional maximum breaks?

To see the last 9 minutes of Ding Junhui's record 147 break watch the video below (Cope's 147 wasn't on a televised table.)

 

Jamie Cope Snooker PTC2 2011

 

Jamie Cope has always been known as an accomplished break builder and even has had a 148 break in a practice match. He has made two 147 breaks before, the most recent being the 2008 Shanghai Masters and yesterday during his PTC11 win over Kurt Maflin he made his third.

Unfortunately for Jamie he hasn't been able to find the form in recent seasons that took him to two ranking event finals, but maybe this is a good sign of things to come for the Shotgun from Stoke.

 

Posted Dec 17, 2011   
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