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: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)
- Published: 1/12/2007
- Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:48:59 AM
- Last Updated By: billiardsforum
- Levshani 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?
- billiardsforum 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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