Liang Wenbo’s 147 was the eighth of the season and 139th in a competitive match

China’s Liang Wenbo missed the final black for an unprecedented second 147 break in his first-round match in World Championship qualifying.

The 31-year-old world number 19 made a maximum in the 10th frame against Rod Lawler before missing a straightforward black on 140 in the 12th.

No player has made two 147s in a competitive match.

Liang’s 140 sealed a 10-2 victory and put him into round two at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

“I played well and I had a very good chance,” he told World Snooker.