Hossein Vafaei became the first player from Iran to score an official 147 as he fired a maximum during his BetVictor European Masters qualifying match against Ng On Yee.
Vafaei’s 147 came in the last frame of a 5-1 victory. After losing the opening frame, the BetVictor Shoot Out champion made breaks of 70 and 62 in taking a 4-1 lead before finishing the match in the perfect way. His previous high break in professional competition was 146.
It’s the second maximum in two days in Leicester, as Zhang Anda also made his first 147 on Saturday. They will share the tournament’s £5,000 high break prize as long as the maximum is not equalled.
It’s the 178th 147 in snooker history and second of the season.
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