Kyren Wilson made a fantastic 147 maximum break on the second day of the Betway UK Championship, triggering a donation of £10,000 from tournament sponsor Betway to Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home.
Betway announced before the tournament that it would donate money for every century break made during the 13-day tournament, up to £10,000, but the full donation would be activated if a 147 was made.
And world number four Wilson potted 15 reds with blacks and cleared the colours during his first round match against Ashley Hugill.
Betway Spokesperson Chad Yeomans said: “Congratulations to Kyren Wilson, whose 147 has triggered our £10,000 donation to Jessie May. The first maximum break seems to happen earlier each year and surely it’s only a matter of time before it’s done on Day One!”
Lindsey Horton, Corporate Partnerships Officer at Jessie May, added: “We can’t believe it. We were sitting here with baited breath watching the centuries and then BOOM…Kyren made a 147! We’re so excited and can’t thank Betway (and Kyren) enough for their remarkable generosity. Our families and Nurses thank you so much. You’ll never know the difference it makes!”
Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home has been WST’s official charity partner for the past four years. Their nurses provide vital respite and palliative care for terminally ill children, and their families across the South West of England.
The Betway UK Championship runs until December 6th, featuring all of snooker’s top stars.