Most points ever scored in single snooker frame leaves fans amazed as new record set
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We've surely all had some gripping games of snooker with our mates down the pubs over the years - but a frame at the UK Championships has set a new record for the number of points scored in an impressive contest.
Mark Williams took on Ding Junhui of China in one of the quarter-finals at the Barbican Centre in York.
Junhui emerged victorious over the Welshman with a 6-5 win, having recovered from 2-0 and 5-4 down at two different stages of the snooker match as he had to fight back to ensure his place in the semi-finals.
But it was the eighth frame between the duo when Junhui was 4-3 up that has got fans talking and for a very good reason indeed as history was made.
Williams ended up beating Junhai in this particular frame by 101 points to 94 - and in so doing, the pair set a new world record for the highest score scored in any individual frame in the history of the sport at 195.
And snooker fans have been applauding the efforts of the duo after the new record was achieved, with many in awe of the frame.
@JohnnyMilburn wrote: "Imagine scoring 94 in snooker and not winning the frame!"
@kinjacona posted: "This was genuinely fascinating. Almost half the 1 hour+ frame just on the green but it never felt like a grind to watch."
@StrangerDavy wrote: "One of my favourite frames I've ever watched. The level was the absolute best."
@tincanfield posted: "Went from 62-41 to 76-94, over 37 mins, where the only legal ball potted was the yellow."
The TV commentator also praised the frame and the efforts of both players, saying: “Incredible. They had such a battle on the green.
"It was won by Williams, the frame has been won by Williams.”
Junhui has set up a semi-final with Judd Trump, while Ronnie O'Sullivan will face the victor of those two after the Rocket beat Hussein Vafaei of Iran with a comprehensive 6-2 victory, with the final taking place on Sunday and a prize of £250,000 up for grabs for the winner.
The most points 🅴🆅🅴🆁 scored in a single frame of snooker!— Eurosport (@eurosport) December 1, 2023
Mark Williams wins the eighth frame of his match against Ding Junhui 101 points to 94... an 𝙚𝙭𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙧𝙮 195 points between them.#UKChampionship | @wst pic.twitter.com/mZcuwzm3Xf