Snooker fans around the world are eagerly awaiting the start of the 2023 Cazoo World Championship, which is set to take place at the iconic Crucible Theatre in Sheffield from April 15th to May 1st. With the tournament just around the corner, the World Snooker Tour (WST) and the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) have announced exciting news for players and spectators alike.
This year, the WST and the WPBSA will be offering a prize of £40,000 for any player who manages to achieve the coveted feat of making a maximum 147 break at the Crucible during the championship. In addition to this, a bonus of £10,000 will also be on offer for any player who achieves a maximum break during the qualifying rounds, which will take place at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield from April 3rd to 12th.
The announcement of these bonuses comes hot on the heels of Neil Robertson’s 147 at last year’s championship, which made him the eighth player in history to achieve the feat at the Crucible. With the 40th anniversary of Cliff Thorburn’s historic Crucible maximum approaching, which was the first ever maximum break achieved in Sheffield, the stage is set for more snooker history to be made at this year’s tournament.
Alongside the maximum break bonus, a £15,000 high break prize will also be up for grabs throughout the entire tournament, adding even more incentive for players to bring their A-game to the table.
If multiple players manage to achieve a maximum break during the championship, the prize money will be shared equally between them, adding an extra level of excitement to what is already one of the most eagerly anticipated tournaments on the snooker calendar.
As the world’s top players prepare to battle it out for the prestigious title of World Champion, the news of these bonuses is sure to add an extra dimension of drama to the proceedings. With a long and storied history of maximum breaks at the Crucible, there’s no telling who might step up and etch their name into snooker folklore at this year’s championship.