Mixed night for Neil Robertson at the Snooker World Cup: The 40-year-old Australian scored a rare breakout max of 147 points, but was eventually knocked out in the second round after a crucial frame against host player Jack Lisowski: 13-12.
It is not often that a player completes a frame in one session with a maximum of 147 points.
Neil Robertson hit his 12th break maximum on the table during the World Snooker Championships at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield.
Robertson will net £40,000 (or £47,552), plus another £7,500 (or £8,916) for the highest-grossing breakout in the championship.
Maximum breaks at the Crucible Theater
- Stephen Hendry (Sch): 3 times
- Ronnie O’Sullivan (Ing): 3 times
- Ali Carter (m): 1 time
- John Higgins (Sch): Once
- Neil Robertson (Australia): Once
- Cliff Thorburn (Canada): Once
- Jimmy White (Eng.): Once
- Mark Williams (Wall): 1 time
Lisovsky is still great in the end
It will be little consolation for Robertson, who was the frontrunner before the tournament. Robertson started the evening session 7-9, which included his fifth career – 147 as he turned the tables. He came in 12-11 and scored 52 points in the 24th frame, but Lisovsky was still able to win.
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