Milkins delivers 147 at World Championship qualifiers
Gloucester's Robert Milkins has made the second maximum 147 break of his career today in his Betfred.com World Snooker Championship qualifying match against China's Xiao Guodong at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield.
Betfred.com World Snooker Championship 2012 Qualifiers - Maximum for Milkins
Robert Milkins has written himself into snooker’s record books today with a brilliant 147 maximum break in the third frame of his Last 64 match against Xiao Guodong, which the man from Gloucester eventually won 10-4.
It is Milkins’ second 147 in his career and his first also came in the World Championship qualifiers, in 2006 against Mark Selby.
Milkins joins Ronnie O’Sullivan and Stephen Hendry as only the third player to make more than one maximum break in the World Championship.
It is the 11th maximum break in the history of the World Championship and the 87th officially recognised professional maximum break.
Milkins is now in line to pick up the World Snooker 147 Rolling Prize which currently stands at £1,500, and the £1,000 Pre-Tv high break prize.
It's been a great season for Milkins who recently had a brilliant run to the semi-finals of the Haikou World Open in China and is close to making it back into to the top 32 of the rankings.
Milkins will now face On Q Promotions stablemate Mark Davis for a place at the televised stages of the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. See the draw here.