28 November, 2008
The old maxim goes that a century only wins you one frame.
This is true but centuries are a very good indicator of form, as proved by the list below which includes centuries for all ranking and professional tournaments played so far.
It is no great surprise that that century machine Ronnie O’Sullivan is out in front. He compiled 50 tons last season and has every chance of making around the same number again (Stephen Hendry holds the record with 52).
Hendry himself has already made seven this season, which reaches its half way point at the UK Championship.
Among those yet to make one this season are Mark King, Ken Doherty and Steve Davis.
CENTURIES SO FAR THIS SEASON
Ryan Day, Stephen Hendry, Ding Junhui, Judd Trump
Stephen Maguire, John Higgins, Joe Perry, Tom Ford
Mark Allen, Peter Ebdon, Ali Carter, Matthew Stevens, Michael Holt, Robert Milkins, Andy Hicks, James McBain
07 Sep 2006 10:00:00
Stephen Hendry is just ten tons away from hitting the 700 mark in tournament centuries.
The seven-times world champion is streaks ahead on the all-time list on 690, with Ronnie O’Sullivan second on 441.
World No 1 Hendry, the 37-year-old from Auchterarder who turned pro in 1985, seems sure to cross the 700 mark this season.
He also leads the list of official 147s with eight, O’Sullivan again in second place with six.
Here’s the all-time top ten:
1. Stephen Hendry 690
2. Ronnie O’Sullivan 441
3. John Higgins 336
4. Steve Davis 309
5. Jimmy White 251
6. Peter Ebdon 231
7. Ken Doherty 227
8. John Parrott 215
9. Mark Williams 204
10. Anthony Hamilton 161