Snooker Shoot-Out: Shaun Murphy hits first 147 in tournament history

Shaun Murphy
Shaun Murphy has hit eight 147s in his career

Shaun Murphy made the first 147 break in Snooker Shoot-Out history as he beat Hungarian teenager Bulcsu Revesz.

The competition involves matches being played for a maximum of 10 minutes, with players having 15 seconds a shot in the first five minutes and 10 seconds in the final five minutes.

Revesz, 16, left Murphy with a chance from the break and the 2005 world champion took full advantage.

“On the [final] blue a fella shouted out ‘don’t bottle it’,” said Murphy.

“Goodness me, my heart’s going. It was great fun.”

Murphy’s maximum in the first-round match in Swansea was the eighth of his career and will earn him £5,000 unless it is equalled.

Speaking to Eurosport, he added: “I love the event and can’t believe what’s just happened. It was a real buzz. You get excited out there playing this event, win or lose.

“I’ve done both, played really nicely and really badly, but for the fans here, they’ve seen something special, it was a pleasure to play for them.”

The previous highest break in the competition, which has been running since 2011, was 142 by Mark Allen.

“Honestly one of the best things I’ve ever seen in snooker. Simply ridiculous,” wrote Allen on X, formerly Twitter, in response to Murphy’s maximum.

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