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22 Jan 19 16:49
Date Joined: 20 Jul 01
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Take a bow, Sir.  Wasn't even due to be playing in this group until Luca Brecel withdrew.  He's won six group matches out of six and has just completed the historic 147th 147.  Brilliant.
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Report Latalomne January 22, 2019 4:53 PM GMT
Sorry, five group matches out of five, so far  (sixth is still on-going)
Report gjohn101 January 22, 2019 6:05 PM GMT
Dings some plonker isn’t he? Could have been done in front of the biggest crowd on the circuit, instead it happens in a bookie benefit tournament in a room with 3 people. Poetic justice almost I’d say.

Fair play to dave gilbert anyway, nice accolade to have.
Report gjohn101 January 23, 2019 10:09 PM GMT
Looking at world snooker website today and see the headline: Gilbert gets historic 147th 147

What is “historic” about this? It’s just another 147, randomly the 147th done in competition, otherwise no different to the one that came before it or the one that will follow it. If they’d said it’s historic because it’s the first done in the championship league then that would at least be more strictly accurate if downright unremarkable. No disrespect to gilbert but what he had achieved is simply pure happenstance, not history.

I am positively fuming about this!
Report Latalomne January 24, 2019 2:08 PM GMT
It wasn't even the first in the Championship League, John!  Mark Davis did two in the same season year before last!
Report gjohn101 January 25, 2019 12:40 PM GMT
Ah right...but not to worry. He uses an initial in his name doesn’t he, as in David G Gilbert, so I’m pretty certain he has made history by becoming the first initialed snooker player to score a max. Should go into the books that way I reckon.
Report peckerdunne February 3, 2019 9:37 PM GMT
It will never be done again.

Thus historic, not hysteric...Grin
Report Howellsy February 3, 2019 10:20 PM GMT
Only a few meaningful 147s available now:
1. faster than 5 minutes 20 seconds
2. world final
3. Consecutive or at least 2 in a session / match by same player.
Report peckerdunne February 3, 2019 10:38 PM GMT
Report gjohn101 February 3, 2019 11:21 PM GMT
146th will never be done again either, nor will 148th. Historic.

And this crap post will only ever be posted once making it historic too. I think there’s a good chance fukuyama was thinking of snooker when he wrote about the end of history. If everything’s historic, nothing’s historic.
Report peckerdunne February 5, 2019 1:12 PM GMT
Life is short, relax.
Report gjohn101 February 5, 2019 1:29 PM GMT
Sorry...i have been mr angry in this thread but i assure you i am cool, cool as a cucumber Wink
Report peckerdunne February 5, 2019 8:14 PM GMT
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