PTC10 - November 26-30 2011
World Snooker Academy, Sheffield
The former professional made this achievement in the amateur qualifying stages of the Players Tour Championship event 10 (PTC10) at the World Snooker Academy in Sheffield in the sixth frame of his 4-2 defeat of fellow English player Robbie Williams.
David Gray might best be known for his 10-9 defeat of Ronnie O'Sullivan in the first round of the 2000 World Championship and also reaching the final of the 2004 UK Championship where he made his first competitive 147 in his first round match against Mark Selby.
Since dropping off the tour at the end of the 2009/2010 season David has been a regular face in the PTC events and bravely attempted to get back on the main tour in this year's Q School but narrowly missed out, losing out to Li Yan 4-1 in the final round of Event 2.
This 147 was the 80th in professional snooker history and only the third of the 2011/2012 season (hot on the heels of Mike Dunn's first 147). David has Simon Bedford in his last 128 match in the PTC, how far can he get in this event?
At the age of 32 he is still relatively young and getting back on the tour shouldn't be the toughest of tasks for the seasoned campaigner. Lets hope he performs well in the remaining PTC events and gets a spot for the 12/13 season or he comes through the Q-School next year.