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Snooker: New Aussie pro is a billiard record breaker

Matthew Bolton claims a 15th National Billiard title and sets new big break record
AUSTRALIA'S new snooker professional Matthew Bolton has cracked a big break record in billiards at the National Billiards Championship in Melbourne. Bolton, 37, who won the Oceania Snooker Championship to turn pro and have a crack at the World Snooker tour earlier this year, made an 809 break in the billiard discipline and claimed a 15th title, beating Joe Minici in the final, breaking his own national record of 736 from 2014. However, this is not the highest he has made in billiards as in the IBSF World Billiards Championship, the man from Perth made a 831 break in 2011, which remains the highest break by an Australian under the modern rules. Prior to Bolton's 736, a break of 702 by Bob Marshall had stood for some 60 years. The Australian Billiards and Snooker Council wrote on their Facebook page: "It seems only a matter of time until Matthew beats Bob Marshall's record 21 Australian titles." Setting the standard in Australian snooker and billiards He made the break in the...