147 Controversy: Will a Woman Ever Make One as a Pro?…

147 Controversy: Will a Woman Ever Make One as a Pro?…

TWO 147’s have been made in the European Masters Qualifying on the professional circuit of the World Snooker Tour.

Hossein Vafaei, the Prince of Persia, and Zhang Anda have racked the 36 pot perfection with Hossein, the current Shootout King last season, racking his first career maximum and the first Iranian player to make a maximum.

However, controversy was sparked on Twitter as there was then mention of whether a woman player would ever make a 147 in a professional event.

New tour graduate Nutcharut Wongharuthai, winner of last season’s World Women’s Championship, has already racked a maximum in practice, but it may well be a long time before we see a female enduring maximum perfection in a competitive professional arena? Or will it?

Pro and Northern Ireland Open Champion Mark King, who made an incredible 147 in an exhibition a few months ago in Surrey, said that it would be unlikely at the present if a woman would make a 147 in competition.

He said on Twitter…

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More people waded into the banter…

It was all sparked by this comment from former World number three Neal Foulds…

And it rolled on to this…

What do you think? Is Foulds right? How far away is the standard in the women’s game from these kinds of feats?

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Chris Gaynor

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Chris Gaynor is a writer with 10 years' experience writing for the web. He loves snooker, CSI and loves cycling off tiramisu!