Ronnie is in China already, with his good friend Liang Wenbo, and yesterday they did an exhibition in a place called Lian Yun Gang and Ronnie hit a 147 to finish their match, which he won by 5-2. Wenbo celebrated wildly whilst Ronnie stayed very cool …
Or better, the full break here thanks to Silvry again!
and some photos shared by Ronnie on twitter and by fans on weibo
Ronnie also shared the final 20 seconds of that break …
and here is the full exhibition, with the 147:
He’s also apparently suffering from a serious bout of jet-lag as he is chatting, and being mischievous, on twitter at truly ungodly hours China time! Hope he gets over it or he might not be able to perform in the coming tournament…
O’Sullivan is a quarter of the way to the winning the bonus having landed the English Open title in Barnsley last Sunday by beating Kyren Wilson 9-2 In the final.
That was the first of the season’s four Home Nations events and any player capturing all four trophies would receive the £1 million bonus, which would be the biggest prize in snooker history.
O’Sullivan resumes the quest at the Northern Ireland Open which runs from November 20 to 26 at the Waterfront Centre. Once again there will be 128 players battling for the title, with Shaun Murphy John Higgins, Neil Robertson, Jimmy White and home favourites Mark Allen and Joe Swail among the other star names who have already committed to the event. The entry deadline is November 1st, after which the full line up will be announced.
Victory for O’Sullivan gave him his 29th career ranking title, putting him level with John Higgins on the all-time list, but still well behind Stephen Hendry’s record of 36.
Asked about the £1 million bonus, he said: “I’d need to win another 21 matches and it is do-able. Anything is possible but over these short matches that are best-of-seven frames, it will be very tough.”
Tickets for the Northern Ireland Open are on sale now and start at just £10. With all 128 players in action over the first two days, it’s an incredible chance to see top class live sport.
For details CLICK HERE or call 028 9033 4455.