Three-time world champion Mark Williams has turn into the oldest participant to make a aggressive 147 break.
The Welshman, 47, achieved the whole clearance in a 5-3 quarter-final defeat by defending champion Neil Robertson on the English Open.
Williams collected simply 17 factors as he misplaced the primary three frames in Brentwood.
However he went on to have fun the third most break of his profession, although he misplaced the match.
Williams’ 147 is the seventh most break of the season to this point and 183rd formally recorded in snooker historical past.
He made his first aggressive 147 break towards Robert Milkins on the 2005 World Championship and his second at a minor occasion in 2010.
Williams will financial institution the £5,000 prize for the event’s highest break except the utmost is equalled.
Robertson had three centuries – 127, 102 and 100 – in a high-quality match, with additional breaks of 97 and 63 to progress as he chases the £80,000 first prize.
Australian Robertson will face a Saturday semi-final towards Mark Selby, who beat fellow Englishman Ali Carter 5-3 in his last-eight tie.
4-time world champion Selby was stage at 2-2 on the interval, earlier than Carter edged forward with a break of 77.
He then missed a inexperienced within the subsequent body to permit Selby to come back again and make his first century of the match with 127. Selby went on to win the quarter-final with breaks of 68 and 73.
Within the different quarter-finals, Northern Eire’s Mark Allen thumped Englishman Ashley Hugill 5-0 to proceed his spectacular season.
The Northern Eire Open and UK Championship winner made breaks of 109 and 77 on his approach to victory.
Allen will subsequent face Luca Brecel, who defeated former world primary Judd Trump 5-1.
Brecel was already 4-0 up by the interval and though Trump pulled a body again with a break of 128, the Belgian was in a position to pressure a mistake within the remaining body and seal the win.