Dubliner Fergal O'Brien has made the first 147 of his career this afternoon at the Championship League. O'Brien turned professional in 1991, and his maximum break against Matthew Davis this afternoon is the 118th in snooker history.
O'Brien's is the fourth 147 of 2016, following Neil Robertson, Marco Fu and Ding Junhui. Notable from his absence on this list is Ronnie O'Sullivan, who deliberately shot a 146 at the Wales Open in protest at the prize money on offer.
Whereas O'Sullivan rejected a £10,000 cheque on the grounds of it not being worthwhile, O'Brien will earn just £500 for his break.
O'Brien's sole ranking victory is the British Open in 1999, and lost in the 2001 Masters title to the late Paul Hunter.
MAXIMUM: Fergal O'Brien has made the first 147 of his career, at the Championship League. Well done Fergal! pic.twitter.com/lW0AafrKh6
— World Snooker Tour (@WeAreWST) February 25, 2016
He's done it! Congats to Fergal O'Brien on his 147! 👏
— Csilla (@patyamatty11) February 25, 2016