Neil Robertson Triumphs in World Snooker Championship Qualifying Round with a Maximum Break from Noppon Saengkham.


Neil Robertson Triumphs in World Snooker Championship Qualifying Round with a Maximum Break from Noppon Saengkham.

In the third round of qualifying for this year’s World Snooker Championship, Noppon Saengkham and Neil Robertson emerged victorious. Saengkham, the Thai number one, showcased his skills with a maximum 147 break while Robertson, the 2010 world champion, secured his spot in the final round of qualifying with a 10-2 win over Zak Surety.

The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield is set to host the Cazoo World Championship from 20th April to 5th May. Fans can catch all the action live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website, and the BBC Sport mobile app. Selected matches will have live text coverage, with updates on Radio 5 Live.

Robertson, who has dropped out of the world’s top 16, will have to qualify for the championship for the first time since 2006. The 42-year-old Australian’s victory over Surety sets up a match against either Jamie Jones or Alfie Burden. Saengkham, on the other hand, will face Jackson Page of Wales in his bid to secure a place in the main tournament at the Crucible.

Saengkham’s 147 break was the second maximum of his career, earning him a £10,000 bonus for scoring it in World Championship qualifying. He is now in contention for the £15,000 high break prize that also covers the main event. This season has seen 13 maximum breaks in total, with Saengkham’s being the 202nd official 147 in snooker history. Allen and Ding Junhui are also in the running for the bonus, having made maximum breaks at the Masters in January.

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