Maximum break prize size announced for World Champs

WST and the WPBSA will offer a bonus of £40,000 for a 147 made at the Crucible during the 2024 Cazoo World Championship, and £10,000 for a maximum made during the qualifying rounds.

These bonuses are on top of the £15,000 high break prize which will apply throughout the whole event. If more than one player makes a 147, then the prize money will be shared equally.

As announced earlier in the season, there is also an extra bonus of £147,000 up for grabs for any player making two 147s across the 2023/24 Triple Crown events. 

Xu Si scored a maximum at the MrQ UK Championship, while Ding Junhui and Mark Allen both made a 147 at the MrQ Masters, so they both need just one more to scoop the jackpot. Any other player could earn the £147,000 bonus with two maximums.* 

Last year at the Crucible, Kyren Wilson made a 147 in the first round, then Mark Selby became the first player ever to make a maximum in the final.

The qualifying rounds at the English Institute of Sport – Sheffield run from April 8th to 17th, followed by the main event from April 20th to May 6th.

Crucible Maximums
1983 – Cliff Thorburn
1992 – Jimmy White
1995 – Stephen Hendry
1997 – Ronnie O’Sullivan
2003 – Ronnie O’Sullivan
2005 – Mark Williams
2008 – Ronnie O’Sullivan
2008 – Ali Carter
2009 – Stephen Hendry
2012 – Stephen Hendry
2020 – John Higgins
2022 – Neil Robertson
2023 – Kyren Wilson
2023 – Mark Selby

* Up to three players could win this bonus, for example if three different players each made two 147s then they would each win £147,000. Or if one player made six maximums then he would bank £441,000!

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