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Watch: Williams, 47, becomes oldest player to hit snooker maximum

Mark Williams is the oldest player to play a 147 break. Photo: Peter Parks/AFP

Mark Williams, the 47-year-old three-time world champion, on Friday became the oldest player to make a competitive 147 break but the Welshman still crashed out of the English Open.

It was the third maximum of Williams’s career and came in the fourth frame of his 5-3 quarter-final loss to Australian Neil Robertson.

Williams made his first competitive 147 break against Robert Milkins at the 2005 World Championship, and his second at a minor event in 2010. 

“There were hardly any unforced errors, both of us were really clinical,” Robertson told World Snooker Tour.

“It was a brilliant match and capped off by Mark’s 147. It was an amazing break, nearly perfect all the way.”

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