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Last Updated: Saturday, 16 October, 2004, 19:23 GMT 20:23 UK
Scot Burnett compiles 148 break
Jamie Burnett re-wrote the record books by compiling the highest break in the history of professional snooker.

The Scot completed a clearance of 148 at the UK Championship qualifiers in Prestatyn on his way to a 9-8 win over Leo Fernandez in the second round.

Fernandez committed a foul in the 14th frame, giving Burnett a free ball.

Burnett potted the brown as the extra red, then another brown followed by the 15 reds, 12 blacks, two pinks and a blue and all the colours.

The world number 49 from Glasgow becomes the first player to make a break of more than 147 in a professional match.

"I didn't even realise I was on it until I'd got over 100 and saw that a 148 was on," he said.

I'm just glad I got through in the end because it wouldn't have meant as much if I'd been beaten
Jamie Burnett

"I didn't really know how to react afterwards. At first I thought it was no big deal, but then I realised I'd made history.

"I went out of the arena to compose myself because I still had to win the match. But I didn't play well afterwards and didn't really deserve to win.

"I'm just glad I got through in the end because it wouldn't have meant as much if I'd been beaten."

Despite creating history, Burnett is not due to receive a cash jackpot as there is no bonus awarded for a highest pre-televised break.




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