Wildey wrote:Yea you would be on a 147 because the miss is the same shot no matter how often you play it.
Sorry, Wildey, I have to respectfully disagree. I have not seen or personally been involved in this situation, but the proper ruling in such case can be quite clearly inferred from the way that the rules are written.
I always have a copy of the official rules at hand so I will copy and paste the relevant passages exactly as they are written. They come simply from Section 2. Definitions:
5. Striker and Turn
The person about to play or in play is the striker and remains so until the
final stroke, or foul
, of his turn is complete and the referee is satisfied that
he has finally left the table. If a non-striker comes to the table, out of turn,
he shall be considered as the striker for any foul he may commit before
leaving the table. When the referee is satisfied that the above conditions
have been met, the incoming striker’s turn begins. His turn and his right
to play another stroke ends when:
(a) he fails to score from a stroke; or
(b) he commits a foul; or(c) he requests the opponent to play again after his opponent has
committed a foul.
I have emboldened the important parts in reference to this circumstance. Also, then, we need to understand the precise definition of a "break", so also from Section 2. Definitions:
A break is a number of pots in successive strokes made in any one turn
by a player during a frame. ..."
So what all of this means is that in the OP's scenario, there are actually three turns
at the table, and two breaks
made: 1) Player A's first turn is a break of 1 and foul, 7 away, 2) it is now Player B's turn, during which he decides to defer back to Player A with the balls in their original position, and 3) Player A now plays a NEW turn, perhaps oddly as we see it, with his opening stroke on a colour and he chooses Black (note that he need not choose the same colour as the original nomination; he may nominate a different colour than he had for the foul stroke if desired). Therefore, strictly according to the Rules of Snooker, after potting Black, the OP would be on a break of 7 with a possible 146 on.