Ding Junhui hit a maximum 147 in his defeat to  Neil Robertson in the  quarter-finals of  the Welsh Open in Cardiff. Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Ding Junhui recorded a maximum 147 at the Welsh Open on Friday, just four days after Ronnie O’Sullivan had turned down the chance to do likewise becau(...)

Five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan opted for a 146 rather than a 147 as the prize money on offer wasn’t enough. Photograph: Getty Images

Ronnie O’Sullivan claimed he passed up a 147 chance in his Welsh Open first-round match because he felt the €13,000 prize on offer is “too cheap”. In(...)

Thepchaiya Un-Nooh missed the black off its spot for a 147 against Neil Robertson at the UK Championships. Photograph: PA

Thailand’s Thepchaiya Un-Nooh missed out on a £44,000 (€62,000) windfall after failing to pot the final black when poised for a 147 break against Nei(...)

England’s Stuart Bingham celebrates beating England’s Shaun Murphy in the World Championship Snooker final at The Crucible in Sheffield. Photo: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

After 20 years of hard snooker graft Stuart Bingham is finally an overnight success. The popular 38-year-old from Basildon became the oldest first-tim(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan leaves the Crucible arena after defeat to Stuart Bingham in their  World Snooker Championship quarter-final. Photo: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Ronnie O’Sullivan crumbled at the Crucible as Stuart Bingham sent the five-time winner crashing out of the World Championships.While 38-year-old Bing(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan in action during his World Championship quarter-final match against Stuart Bingham at the Crucible Theatre. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Ronnie O’Sullivan found himself at the centre of another controversy at the World Championship when he put chalk down on the table during the first s(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan is through to the quarter-finals of the snooker World Championships after a 13-5 win over Matthew Stevens. Photograph: PA

Ronnie O’Sullivan admitted his motivations have changed when it comes to winning the World Championship after easing into the quarter-finals with a 13(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan is spoken to by referee Olivier Marteel in his second round match against Matthew Stevens during day nine of the Betfred World Championships at the Crucible Theatre. Photo: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

Ronnie O’Sullivan found himself in more bother at the Betfred World Championship after making a rude gesture during his second-round match against Mat(...)

Neil Robertson tries to play his way out of a snooker during his World Championship first-round match against Jamie Jones at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Photo:   Lynne Cameron/PA

Neil Robertson revealed a new practice repertoire which he hopes will lift him among the game’s all-time greats after storming into the second round o(...)

Kurt Maflin reacts during his match against Mark Selby during the Betfred World Championships at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Photo: Tim Goode/PA Wire

The survival instincts of Mark Selby rescued the defending world champion and left Kurt Maflin heartbroken as the Crucible witnessed an opening-day cl(...)