What are your views?
Personally I liked what they did with the 9 darter in darts a few years back where there was a prize fund which rolled over event by event until someone made one. There aren't that many 147s around contrary to popular belief, so I don't see the harm in putting a couple of grand aside each tournament to build up over time until one is made and then winner collects and you start again from scratch.
But who pays? That's the question and it's probably why there is currently no 147 prize. Maybe Ali Carter and Ronnie O'Sullivan both making 147s at the Crucible in 2008 kicked started the downfall of the prize. It gave the impression that they are commonplace when they're not. When was the last televised 147? Ronnie's protest 140 in the World Open? That was nearly a year ago.
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