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Highest Snooker Break - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Highest Snooker Break

Highest Snooker Break is a billiards term that is a part of Scoring Terminology.

Highest snooker break is a snooker term which refers to the total score attained by a snooker player in one inning at the table. The highest snooker break metric is often used to measure or assess a player's skill level, and to compare snooker players with one another. Generally, the highest snooker break score that is attainable under normal circumstances and without the benefit of an opponent's foul, is 147. This score is attained by scoring 15 blacks, six colors, and 15 reds.

See: break, break shot, break serve, breaking violation, century break, opening break shot, open break, maximum break, maximum, half century for more on the meaning of "Highest Snooker Break".

Highest Snooker Break - Usage

Only a few snooker players have ever made maximum snooker break.

Billiards - Highest Snooker Break

  • Title: Highest Snooker Break
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 1/2/2008 12:46:55 PM

Highest Snooker Break Comments

  1. LarryLarry from England, United Kingdom on 5/9/2013 8:54:18 AM

    The highest possible snooker break is 155, not 147.

    A 155 break occurs when no balls have been potted and your opponent fouls leaving you unable to go for a red ball. Then, under the "free ball rule" any colour can be used as a red with a value of one point, after that you pot a black then go on to make a maximum.

    So that is 1 + 7 + 147 =155.

    It was nearly done twice on TV. Once by Kirk Stevens in the 1980s and once by Marco Fu in 2000s.

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