New Roll-Over Maximum Break Prize19th July 2011
World Snooker has introduced a new roll-over maximum break prize for ranking events.
A £5,000 prize will be available for a televised 147 made in the final stages of all major ranking events. If a 147 is not made in an event, the prize will roll over to the next televised ranking event and will continue to accumulate until it is won.
Should more than one player achieve a 147 during a single event, the prize will be shared equally between the players.
This new system comes into operation immediately at this week's Australian Goldfields Open.
There will be an additional £500 for all Players Tour Championship events and non-televised matches in major ranking events should a maximum break be achieved and similar rules will apply as above.
WPBSA Chairman Jason Ferguson said: "It is well acknowledged that a 147 is always a special moment in our sport. A lot of players felt that the prize should be reinstated and I'm pleased that we have been able to acheive this. It's a new and exciting system for the 147 prize and could make things very interesting if it rolls over for five or six tournaments."
Not as good as the old system, but its something new and it means the 147 prize is back, which has got to be good! It could be very exciting if no one makes one until the world championship. Im pleased its back in some kind what do you think?
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