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Century - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Century

Century is a billiards slang term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.

A term used in snooker to refer to a break of 100 points or greater. To accomplish this, the player must pot at least 25 balls consecutively. There are a few references out there which state 26 balls must be potted consecutively, but the true number is 25.

See: break, break shot, highest snooker break, break serve, breaking violation, century break, opening break shot, maximum break, maximum, open break, half century for more on the meaning of "Century".

Century - Usage

Century break is a scoring move that is not generally possible for the amateur player.

Billiards - Century

  • Title: Century
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 1/12/2007
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:48:59 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

Century Comments

  1. LevshaniLevshani from Tbilisi, Georgia on 10/5/2008 10:47:38 AM

    We have been arguing here whether a snooker century is "a hundred points in a row" or is it just that the score has to be "at least 100".

    Could you comment on this situation for us please?

  2. billiardsforumbilliardsforum from Halifax, NS on 4/11/2019 1:34:45 AM

    In snooker, a century is when a player scores 100 points or more consecutively (in a row).

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