Mark King missed the pink when just two pots away from a 147 at the Betway UK Championship in York on Sunday.
King’s break came in the third frame of his match with Mike Dunn as he took 15 reds with blacks and looked set to clear the colours. But he misjudged position from blue to pink and left himself a thin cut to a centre pocket. His attempt hit the near jaw of the pocket, the white finishing in prime position on the final black.
A maximum for world number 21 King would have been the first of his career and potentially worth £15,000 from the rolling prize pot for 147s, plus the £5,000 tournament high break prize.