O'Sullivan pots 1000th century
Ronnie O'Sullivan last night became the first player to make 1,000 career century breaks after successfully defending his Coral Players Championship title with a convincing 10-4 victory over Neil Robertson.
The five-time world champion said afterward creating his latest piece of snooker history: "I just played really, really well. I played well all week, but I played brilliantly today and to cap it off with 1,000 centuries is great.
"I suppose to me, it's just what I do since I was seven or eight, playing snooker, potting balls - I love the game. But to share it with the fans in Preston and any snooker fans, Preston are just lucky that it was here tonight.
"This should be the base for what venues should be because you will get better matches. Players love playing here. It's one of the best venues and it's great."