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On this page I have set out a number of records of one kind and another. The list is by no means complete and I am always interested in finding others to add provided that they can be authenticated. They are grouped into various categories.

AGE   CENTURIES   FASTEST   FOULS    LONGEST    POINTS    PRIZE MONEY    ATTENDANCE    BREAKS   MISCELLANEOUS


AGE
YOUNGEST WINNER
World Championship Stephen Hendry: 21 years 106 days.  1990 World Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
World Ranking Event Ronnie O'Sullivan: 17 years 358 days. 1993 UK Championship, Preston
Any ProfessionalTournament Ronnie O'Sullivan: 17 years 1 month. 1993 Nescafé Extra Challenge
World Amateur Championship Ian Preece: 17 years 147 days. 1999, Papua New Guinea
English Amateur Championship Alex Davies: 15 years 288 days. 2003, Plympton
Any Major Championship (no age limit) Michael White: 14 years 240 days. IBSF World Grand Prix, 2006, Prestatyn
Any Major Amateur Championship Luca Brecel: 14 years 18 days. EBSA European Under-19 Championship 2009, St. Petersburg
YOUNGEST FINALIST
World Ranking Event Ronnie O'Sullivan: 17 years 358 days. 1993 UK Championship, Preston
YOUNGEST SEMI FINALIST
World Ranking Event Paul Hunter: 17 years 111 days. 1996 Regal Wesh Open, Newport
YOUNGEST QUARTER FINALIST
World Ranking Event Ronnie O'Sullivan: 17 years 76 days. 1993 European Open
YOUNGEST in LAST 16
World Ranking Event Ronnie O'Sullivan: 17 years 74 days. 1993 European Open
YOUNGEST in FINAL STAGES
World Ranking Event Judd Trump: 16 years 190 days. 2006 Welsh Open (Last 48)
YOUNGEST to make a MAXIMUM BREAK
Official Professional Event Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon: 16 years 312 days - ETPC3, 22 October 2010
Any Tournament Judd Trump: 14 years 206 days - Potters Under-16 Tournament: 13 March 2004
OLDEST to make a MAXIMUM BREAK
Official Professional Event Stephen Hendry: 42 years 35 days - Welsh Open, 17 February 2011
OLDEST WINNER
Any ProfessionalTournament Joe Davis: 55 years approx. 1955/56 News Of The World Tournament
World Ranking Event Ray Reardon: 50 years 14 days. 1982 Professional Players Tournament
World Championship Ray Reardon: 45 years 203 days. 1978 World Championship, Sheffield
OLDEST FINALIST
Any ProfessionalTournament John Dunning: 56 years 320 days. 1984 Yamaha Organs International Masters
World Ranking Event Rex Williams: 53 years 98 days. 1986 Rothmans Grand Prix
World Championship Fred Davis:53 years approx. 1966 World Championship
OLDEST COMPETITOR
World Championship Final Stage Fred Davis: 70 years 8 months. 1984 World Championship - Last 32
AGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FINALISTS
Any ProfessionalTournament 30 years 126 days: John Dunning (56y 320d) & Steve Davis (26y 194d) - 1984 Yamaha Masters
World Ranking Event 29 years 222days: Steve Davis (48y 118d) & Ding Junhui (18y 261d) - 2005 UK Championship

CENTURIES
MOST CENTURIES IN ONE EVENT
World Ranking Event 16 -Stephen Hendry.  2002 Embassy World Championship, Sheffield
MOST CENTURIES IN ONE SEASON
All ProfessionalTournaments 54 - Mark Selby. 2010/11 
MOST CENTURIES IN ONE MATCH
Any ProfessionalTournament 7 -StephenHendry. 1994 UK Championship final aginst Ken Doherty
World Championship 6 -Mark Selby. v Stephen Hendry. 2011 Last 16.
Best-of-Nine Ranking Event 5 - Ronnie O'Sullivan. v Allister Carter: 2007 Northern Ireland Trophy, Belfast (included a 147)
Best-of-Nine Non-Ranking Event 4 -James Reynolds. v. Jamie Burnett. Benson & Hedges Championship, Malvern, October 2000
4 -
Ronnie O'Sullivan. v Steve Davis. Betfred Premier League semi final. 3 December 2005
CENTURIES IN SUCCESSIVE FRAMES
One Player In One Match  4- John Higgins.  v. Ronnie O 'Sullivan. Grand Prix final, Preston Guild Hall. 16 October 2005
4- Shaun Murphy.
v. Jamie Cope. Welsh Open, Newport. 14 February 2007 (First in best-of-nine match)
Bob Chaperon also made 4 in succession in a pro-am in Hamilton Ontario. October 1999
One Player: Successive Matches 5- Stephen Maguire. Last 3 frames of qtr. final and first 2 of semi final. 2004 British Open, Brighton
Two Players: One Match
5 - Ronnie O'Sullivan (3) & Stephen Hendry (2). British Open final. Brighton Centre. 16 November 2003
5 - Stephen Maguire (3) & Neil Robertson (2). Masters quarter final. Wembley. 16 January 2009

FASTEST
FASTEST CENTURY BREAK
World Ranking Event 3 minutes 31 seconds - Tony Drago.  v. John Higgins 1996 UK Championship, Preston Guild Hall
FASTEST MAXIMUM BREAK
Any ProfessionalTournament 5 minutes 20 seconds -Ronnie O'Sullivan. v.Mick Price. 1997 World Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
6-Red Format (75 points) 2 minutes 28 seconds -Michael White. v.Ernie McMullen. 2009 6-Red World Championship, Killarney.
FASTEST FRAME
World Ranking Event 3 Minutes. Tony Drago v Danny Fowler. 1998 Fidelity Unit Trusts International, Stoke-on-Trent
FASTEST MATCH
Eight Frames 46 Minutes - Ronnie O'Sullivan 5 - John Higgins 3. 1999 Premier League, Cleethorpes
Best-of-9 Frames (Unofficial) 34 Minutes- Tony Drago 5 - Sean Lanigan 0. 1993 Strachan Challenge 2nd Leg, Plaza Club, Sheffield
Best-of-9 Frames (Official) 43 Minutes 36 Seconds - Ronnie O'Sullivan 5 - Jason Curtis 0. 1992 Rothmans Grand Prix qualifiers, Blackpool
Best-of-11 Frames 52 Minutes 47 Seconds - Ronnie O'Sullivan 6 - Dominic Dale 0. 2006 Norther Ireland Trophy, Belfast
Best-of-19 Frames 105 Minutes 32 Seconds - Alan Burnett 10 - Doug Mountjoy 1. 1997 World Championship qualifiers, Blackpool
Best-of-25 Frames 167 Minutes 33 Seconds - Ronnie O'Sullivan 13 - Tony Drago 4. 1996 World Championship, Sheffield

FOULS
MOST SUCCESSIVE FOULS & MISSES
Any ProfessionalTournament 14 -Dave Harold.  v. Liu Song - 2007 Royal London Watches Grand Prix (Group Stage)

LONGEST
LONGEST FRAME
Any ProfessionalTournament 93 Minutes 12 Seconds: Shaun Murphy v. Dave Harold. 2008 China Open, Beijing. (Last 32; frame 8)
Televised Professional Match 93 Minutes 12 Seconds: Shaun Murphy v. Dave Harold. 2008 China Open, Beijing. (Last 32; frame 8)
World Championship (Crucible) 74 Minutes 58 Seconds: Stephen Maguire v. Mark King. 2009 World Championship Rnd 2 (Frame 2)
Doubles Event (Televised) 76 Minutes: Bill Werbeniuk & Eddie Charlton v. Les Dodd & Jim Bear. 1985 Hofmeister World Doubles
LONGEST TIME WITHOUT POTTING A BALL
Any Professional Match 29 Minutes: Mark Selby v. Anthony Hamilton. 2009 Welsh Open quarter final, frame 7, Newport
LONGEST MATCH
Best of 9 Frames 434 minutes 12 secons: Ian Williamson 5 - Robby Foldvari 4. 1994 British Open qualifiers, Blackpool
Best of 11 Frames 434 minutes: Paul Tanner 6 - Robby Foldvari 5. 1992 Rayal Liver UK Championship (Rnd 2) Preston Guild Hall.
Best of 17 Frames 548 minutes: Jack Fitzmaurice 9 - Mario Morra 7. 1982 World Championship qualifiers, Redwood Lodge, Bristol.
Best of 19 Frames 698 minutes: Gary Wilkinson 10 - Jason Ferguson 9. 2000 World Championship qualifiers, Newport.
Best of 25 Frames 799 minutes 40 secons: Dennis Taylor 13 - Terry Griffiths 11. 1993 World Championship (Last 16), Sheffield.
Best of 35 Frames 890 minutes: Dennis Taylor18 - Steve Davis 17. 1985 World Championship (Final), Sheffield.

POINTS
LOWEST INDIVUDUAL POINTS in a Complete Match
Any Profesional Match
0: Mark Allen. 3-0 defeat by Marco Fu.  2010 Championship League (Group 4)
0: Allister Carter. 3-0 defeat by Judd Trump. 2010 Championship League (Group 4 semi final)
Any World Ranking Event 2: Graeme Dott. 3-0 defeat by Ding Junhui.  2006 Grand Prix (Round Robin group match)
Any World Ranking Event: Best-of-9 8: Graham Bradley.  5-0 defeat by Paul Smith. 1992 Regal Welsh Open qualifiers
Televised World Ranking Event: Best-of-9 9: Matthew Stevens. 5-0 defeat by Stephen Hendry. 2011 China Open (Last 32), Beijing
Non-Ranking Event 2: Maureen McCarthy. 5-0 defeat by Mike Dunn.  1998 Benson & Hedges Championship (R1)
LOWEST AGGREGATE POINTS in a SINGLE FRAME*
Any World Ranking Event 50: Graham Horne 34 - Barry Mapstone 16. 1996 British Open qualifiers, Blackpool
50 - Stephen Maguire 1 - Mark Davis 49. 2008 Bahrain Championship Last 32, Manama
HIGHEST AGGREGATE POINTS in a SINGLE FRAME
Any World Ranking Event 185: Sean Strorey 93 - Graham Cripsey 92. 1992 Asian Open qualifiers, Stoke-on-Trent
MOST INDIVIDUAL POINTS in a SINGLE FRAME
Any World Ranking Event 167: Dominic Dale. v. Nigel Bond. 1999 World Championship, Sheffield (included 44 penalty pts.)
MOST POINTS WITHOUT REPLY
Any Professional Event 495: Ding Junhui. v. Stephen Hendry. 2007 Premier League, Glenrothes
World Ranking Tournament 494: John Higgins. v Ronnie O'Sullivan. 2005 Grand Prix (Final), Preston Guild Hall.
World Championship 485: John Higgins. v. Anthony Hamilton. 2000 Embassy World Championship (QF), Sheffield
*Completed frames only. Frames conceded before snookers are required have been discounted.


PRIZE MONEY
PRIZE MONEY LANDMARKS
Largest Winner's Prize £270,000: 2003 Embassy World Championship. Winner: Mark. J. Williams
Largest Winner's Prize (Non-Ranking) £210,000: 2003 Benson & Hedges Masters.  Winner: Mark. J. Williams
First £1,000 Prize £1,780: 1969 Player's No.6 World Championship. Winner: John Spencer
First £5,000 Prize £6,000: 1977 Embassy World Championship. Winner: John Spencer
First £10,000 Prize £10,000: 1979 Embassy World Championship. Winner: Terry Griffiths
First £25,000 Prize £25,000: 1982  Embassy World Championship. Winner: Alex Higgins
First £50,000 Prize £60,000: 1985 Dulux British Open. Winner: Silvino Francisco
First £100,000 Prize £100,000: 1988 Everest World Matchplay. Winner: Steve Davis
First £200,000 Prize £200,000: 1991 Mita World Masters. Winner: Jimmy White
First £250,000 Prize £250,000: 2001  Embassy World Championship. Winner: Ronnie O'Sullivan


ATTENDANCE
BIGGEST AUDIENCE
Professional Match in UK 2876: Alex Higgins v. Bill Werebeniuk. 1983 Benson & Hedges Masters. Wembley Coference Centre
Worldwide There have been larger audiences for matches in the Far East but precise figures are not available
SMALLEST PAYING AUDIENCE
Professional Match (excl. qualifiers) None!: Graeme Dott v Dominic Dale. 2004 Totesport Grand Prix (Last 32). Preston Guild Hall.


BREAKS
HIGHEST BREAK
Professional Competition 148: Jamie Burnett. v. Leo Fernandex. 2004 Travis Perkins UK Championship qualifiers. Prestatyn,16 October 2004
MOST MAXIMUM BREAKS
All Professional Competition 11: Ronnie O'Sullivan
World Championship 3: Ronnie O'Sullivan.


MISCELLANEOUS
MOST SUCCESSIVE MATCH WINS
World Ranking Events 38: Ronnie O'Sullivan.  1992 World ranking qualifiers, Norbreck Castle Hotel Blackpool.
MOST SUCCESSIVE RANKING TITLES
World Ranking Events 5: Stephen Hendry. World Championship, Grand Prix, Asian Open, Dubai Classic and UK Championship. May to December 1990.
LATEST FINISH
Any ProfessionalMatch 4:31 am:  Joe Johnson v. Peter Ebdon. 1996 International Open, Swindon. (Did not start till 12:08 am)
MOST SUCCESSIVE FRAMES WON
Single Professional Match 13: Mark J. Williams. 2003 Embassy World Championship Last 16 v. Quinten Hann
MOST VICTORIES IN THE SAME TOURNAMENT
World Championship 15: Joe Davis. Won every championship from 1927 to 1946
Other ProfessionalTournament 9: Ronnie O'Sullivan. Premier League 1996/7, 2000/1, 2001/2, 2004/5, 2005/6, 2006/7, 2007/8, 2008/9, 2010/11
LOWEST RANKED WINNER
World Ranking Event 93rd: Dave Harold. 1993 Asian Open
World Championship 48th: Shaun Murphy. 2005
(Terry Griffiths was unranked when he won the title in 1979 but there were only 35 entries)
LOWEST RANKED FINALIST
Any Ranking Event 377th; Marco Fu. Runner up to Stephen Lee 1998 Grand Prix


© Chris Turner 2008
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