Joe O’Connor made the 200th official 147 in snooker history – and first of his career – during his BetVictor Championship League match against Elliot Slessor on Thursday.

O’Connor’s perfect break came in the third frame of his group match against Slessor in Leicester, putting him 2-1 ahead. He went on to win the mach 3-2, making further breaks of 132, 72 and 85.

147 Milestones
First: Steve Davis, 1982 Lada Classic
50th: David Gray, 2004 UK Championship
100th: Mark Selby, 2013 UK Championship
150th:  Zhou Yuelong, 2019 Indian Open
200th: Joe O’Connor, 2024 Championship League

It’s the 11th maximum of the 2023/24 season, and a new landmark for world number 30 O’Connor, whose previous top break was 143.

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