Snooker’s ultimate single frames as Jimmy Robertson’s 178 sets sensational new record

December 8, 2021

Jimmy Robertson sensationally set a new points record for a single frame as he defeated Lee Walker 4-1 at the Scottish Open.

The 35-year-old won the fifth frame by making a clearance of 133 while his opponent gave up 44 points in fouls en route to a 178-6 victory.

Robertson potted a red, earned the 44 points in fouls and then made a 133 break to set the new record and put him on his way to a dominant victory over the Welshman.

The Englishman’s incredible performance topped the previous record of 167 by Dominic Dale at the 1999 World Championship in Sheffield.



Robertson won his first ranking title at the 2018 European Masters, defeating Joe Perry 9–6 in the final
Robertson won his first ranking title at the 2018 European Masters, defeating Joe Perry 9–6 in the final

Dale’s feat against Nigel Bond at the Crucible was achieved by potting a red and scoring a 122 break to go with 44 foul points.

Robertson’s performance is the latest in a long line of incredible snooker showings over the years.

In October 2004, Jamie Burnett became the only player to record a break of more than 147 in tournament play.

He scored 148 against Leo Fernandez during qualifying for the UK Championship, taking the brown as the free ball before potting the brown once again followed by 15 reds with 12 blacks, two pinks and a blue as well as the six colours.

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Dominic Dale held the previous record after scoring 167 in 1999
Dominic Dale held the previous record after scoring 167 in 1999

A 151 was reportedly scored by Wally West when he took on Butch Rogers in the Hounslow Luciana snooker club in West London during a club match in 1976.

After Rogers fouled, West took the green as his free ball followed by the brown before taking 14 reds and blacks and a pink off the last red, clearing up to make the 151.

However, Robertson’s record-setting performance fell short of the most points scored in a single frame between the two players.

Robertson and Walker combined for 184 points - but Peter Lines and Dale scored 192 between them in the fourth round of the 2012 Wuxi Classic qualifiers.

Dale conceded 14 fouls - 60 points - to Lines’ eight, totalling 36 points, as the Englishman won 108-84.

In the third round of the Scottish Open, Robertson will hope to replicate his historic performance when he faces Anthony McGill.



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