Other Sport

O'Sullivan 'guilted' into 147

2010-09-20 19:06
Ronnie O'Sullivan (AFP)

Glasgow - Ronnie O'Sullivan racked up a 147 break on Monday before revealing he had to be "guilt-tripped" into potting the final black after discovering there was no bonus prize for a maximum.

Having sunk the pink to reach 140, the 34-year-old left the table to shake hands with opponent Mark King after wrapping up a 3-0 win at the World Open.

However referee Jan Verhaas intervened to urge O'Sullivan to complete his maximum for the benefit of watching fans, the player revealed.

"I wasn't going to pot the black because to make 147 and not really get a nice bonus was a bit disappointing because they are magical moments and they deserve magical bonuses," O'Sullivan said.

"But the ref played a guilt trip on me and said 'Come on, do it for your fans`. And I thought, 'Okay, because I haven`t got long to play anyway, so I might as well go out on a high.'"

Instead of a "magical" bonus, O'Sullivan had to be content in the knowledge that he is likely to win the £4 000 prize for highest break of the tournament.

The world number six claimed scoring a 140 break would have given him just as much satisfaction as the 10th maximum of his career.

"I got as much a kick out of doing that as I would have done making it," he added. "It's a great achievement to make a 140 and not pot the black. It shows that to me they are not that difficult to make."

Read more on:    ronnie o'sullivan
NEXT ON SPORT24X

USA Cycling bars Armstrong

2014-10-24 09:30

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 

Awesome extreme sports people

Watch some of the most epic extreme sports moments of 2014!

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Watch: 2015 Absa Cape Epic route
4 exercise excuses and how to beat them
Watch: Insane road bike skills!
The most extreme journey ever?
 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
Vote

How much of a runner are you?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.