Judd Trump made the fourth maximum break of his career during a 5-0 win over Lukas Kleckers in the second qualifying round of the D88.com German Masters qualifiers on Friday evening.
Trump’s perfect break came in the third frame of the match at the Barnsley Metrodome. The world number five also fired runs of 75, 74 and 137 as he booked his place in the last 32 in Berlin.
The 29-year-old from Bristol becomes the eighth player to make more than three official 147s, joining Ronnie O’Sullivan (15), Stephen Hendry (11), John Higgins (9), Ding Junhui (6), Shaun Murphy (5), Stuart Bingham (4) and Marco Fu (4).
It’s the seventh 147 of the season and 146th in snooker history.
The final stages of the £396,500 world ranking event will take place at the famous Tempodrom venue in Berlin from January 30 to February 3.
John Higgins came through a tough battle against Chris Wakelin, winning 5-4. Wakelin led 53-24 in the decider but four-time World Champion Higgins snatched it with a 41 clearance.
World number one Mark Selby has been top of the rankings since he won this title in 2015 and he secured his return to Berlin with a 5-1 defeat of John Astley, making breaks of 100,100, 68, 77 and 70.
Matthew Stevens made four centuries in a 5-2 win over Ken Doherty. After losing the first frame, Welshman Stevens took five of the next six with runs of 70, 136, 111, 115 and 119.
Jack Lisowski made a 145 in the fifth frame of a 5-4 win over Gary Wilson. The deciding frame came down to the colours and Lisowski potted the blue for victory.
China’s Ding Junhui made a 101 in a 5-2 win over Kuldesh Johal while Kyren Wilson saw off Oliver Lines 5-2.
Barry Hawkins made a cool 62 clearance, from 57-4 down, to beat Stuart Carrington 5-4 while Neil Robertson made 135 and 102 in a 5-2 win over Gary Wilson.
Last year’s runner-up Graeme Dott misses out this time as he was edged out 5-4 by Michael Georgiou. Peter Ebdon made a 64 in the decider to beat Mark King 5-4.
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