Australia’s Neil Robertson was on the receiving end of a snooker lesson in the UK overnight, but at least had front row seats as Ronnie O’Sullivan became the first man to reach 1000 career centuries.
Five-time world champion O’Sullivan scored a 10-4 win over Robertson in the final of the event at Preston Guild Hall, scoring three 100-plus scores to notch the historic milestone.
O’Sullivan marked his win with a nod to Robertson, trying his hand at a bad Australian accent in the post-match interview.
O’Sullivan has won 35 titles in his career, with Stephen Hendry (775) and John Higgins (745) the only other players to pass 700 centuries.
For his part, Robertson told the BBC that O’Sullivan was “a wonderful champion”.