Kyren Wilson and Anthony Hamilton made six consecutive centuries between them in their China Open qualifying match in Barnsley on Wednesday evening.
Wilson made four centuries in his 5-3 victory while Hamilton scored two. Their total of six in a row eclipsed the previous record of five set by Ronnie O’Sullivan and Stephen Hendry during the 2003 British Open final as well as Stephen Maguire and Neil Robertson in the quarter-finals of the 2009 Masters.
Hamilton won the opening frame with a run of 58 before Shanghai Masters champion Wilson compiled 103 and 108 to lead 2-1. Hamilton levelled with 137, Wilson replied with 125 then Hamilton’s 123 made it 3-3. It was Kettering’s 24-year-old Wilson who made the record sixth ton with an even 100 in frame seven. He then clinched victory in the next frame with a modest 68 to book his place in the final stages in Beijing.
Neil Robertson also scored heavily in his 5-3 win over Hossein Ayouri, knocking in breaks of 132, 69, 80, 55 and 74.
German Masters champion Martin Gould saw off Scott Donaldson 5-1 while Luca Brecel, runner-up in Berlin, beat Zhang Anda by the same scoreline.
Graeme Dott came from 4-1 down to beat Jimmy White 5-4. Dott made breaks of 89, 70 and 57 to get back to 4-4 then won the decider 68-38.
Barry Hawkins top scored with 128 in a 5-0 win over Sanderson Lam while Shaun Murphy made a 136 in a 5-1 win over Zak Surety.