There was every reason for Neil Robertson to be smiling on this day 12 months ago. The Australian not only became the first player to make a maximum 147 break in a UK Championship final but ended the encounter as champion, beating Liang Wenbo 10-5.
Roberton’s highlight came in the sixth frame for a perfect break and third 147 of his career. He went into the interval with a 5-3 advantage and although Wenbo held firm, Robertson won three in a row to take the title.
The victory in York, England was his 11th crown of his career and the second time he tasted success in this tournament. “In the end, it was about digging in and nicking frames,” said Robertson.
Other memorable moments on this day in history.
1925: A record 73,000 pay to watch Chicago Bears beat NY Giants 19-7.
1992: San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice takes NFL record for 101st touchdown.
2005: Double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes announces her retirement from athletics.
2008: Carl Froch wins the vacant WBC super-middleweight title with a unanimous points victory over Canadian Jean Pascal in Nottingham.
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