Englishman Gary Wilson has racked his second career 147 - and the 13th maximum this season in the World qualifiers in Sheffield.

Wilson, 31, who was a runner-up in the 2015 China Open to Mark Selby, made the 15 red 15 black and 27 point colours break in the fourth frame of his first round qualifying match against Irishman Josh Boilleau.

The Wallsend potter, from Tyne and Wear, is the 12th player to have made two maximums and joins the likes of Selby in that feat.

His first maximum in his career came in the German Master's qualifiers in 2014, three years earlier.

13 maximums have been made this season, and, they include:

147 potters this season

1) 2 from Mark Davis in the non-ranking Championship League

2) Shaun Murphy

3) Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

4) Judd Trump with his third career maximum in the China Open

5) Mark Allen

6) Ali Carter

7) Ross Muir

8) John Higgins

9) Alfie Burden

10) Stephen Maguire

11) Tom Ford

12) And of course, now, Gary Wilson in this year's World Championship qualifying...

13 this season means that it smashes the record made in 2011 when 11 were made, and in that season Ding Junhui made two 147s.

Making a 147 in this event comes with a rolling £5,000 and an extra £1,000 for the highest non-televised break. The highest televised break prize this year is £10,000.

Wilson's 147 comes two days into the gruelling three best of 19 matches that 16 players will have ended up winning to qualify for this year's Crucible last 32 where those 16 players will meet the top 16 automatic players in the final stages of the BetFred World Snooker Championship 2017.

Last year's qualifiers saw Thailand's Thepchaiya Un-Nooh make the highest break of 144.

Good Evans

Reanne Evans won her first ever match at the BetFred World Championship as an invitee when she stunned with a stunning win over Finland's Robin Hull, a former Shootout winner 10 - 8 at Ponds Forge.

Evans was narrowly defeated to 1997 World Champion Ken Doherty in 2015 by the same scoreline 10 - 8.

Doherty went on to say Evans should have been given a wildcard on the tour on the next season.

Her win means she is two matches away from a place at the Crucible and plays Welshman Lee Walker in her second match.

Evans, 31, told World Snooker after it was her best win to date. Her female colleague Ng On Yee was also invited to play in the last 128 qualifying after winning her second World title in the space of three years.

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