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CENTURY BREAK: Former pro snooker player from Bushey achieves historic first for club

 Published on: 29th March 2024   |   By: Annabel Stock   |   Category: Uncategorized

A former professional snooker player and Bushey resident has achieved a first for a local team.

In a match at Oxhey Hall Community Centre on February 22, Jamie Rous, 51, defeated Abbots Langley player Danny Brocklehurst. It was in this match that Jamie potted the first-ever century break for the Oxhey Hall team.

In snooker, a century break is a break of 100 points or more, achieved in one visit to the table. A century break requires potting at least 25 consecutive balls, and the ability to score centuries is regarded as a mark of the highest skill in snooker.

A historic first for Oxhey Hall Team, it is also thought to be 100 years since the last century break was achieved in the Watford & District Snooker League.

Speaking to BUSHEYnews, Jamie said: “It’s very tough to do in one frame and lots of people will never do it in their career.”

Jamie, who has lived in Bushey for 20 years, began playing snooker at the age of seven. By age 10, he was already playing on a full-size table and by 18, he had turned professional.

He now plays in his spare time alongside running his own civil engineering business.

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