Wednesday, April 30, 2008

the rocket

Today you get your annual entry from the Snooker World Championship in Sheffield, England. Two-time world champion, and probably the purest player of all time, Ronnie O’Sullivan rolled a maximum 147 break while closing out his second round match against Mark Williams. Watch if you please. For those who don’t remember: red ball is 1, black ball is 7, and the remaining balls are 6 (pink), 5 (blue), 4 (brown), 3 (green), 2 (yellow). The non-red balls are replaced on their spot until all the reds are off the table, i.e. red, color, red, color. The maximum requires all 15 reds being on the table when the player steps up and he’ll have to pot 15 reds with 15 blacks in between, followed by the remaining five colors in order. That’s 36 shots in-a-row in a single trip**. I love snooker, I love that venue.

P.S. It’ll now be O’Sullivan vs. eight-time champion Stephen Hendry in one of this year’s semis – fantastic.


** You can clear the entire table with 36 consecutive shots that doesn’t include only reds and blacks prior the finishing the colors, and not score 147 points.

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