13.12.07

SELBY AND FU SHATTER RECORD...SLOWLY

Myself and Joe Johnson have just commentated on the longest ever frame of televised snooker, a 77 minute, 31 second grind between Mark Selby and Marco Fu which Selby eventually won to edge their Maplin UK Championship quarter-final 9-7 at Telford.

This beats the record of 76 minutes held by Bill Werbeniuk and Eddie Charlton in their match against Les Dodd and Jim Bear in the 1985 World Doubles Championship.

The previous record in a ranking event was 74 minutes, 8 seconds set by Graeme Dott and Peter Ebdon in the 2006 world final.

Time for bed, I think.

2 comments:

Geoffrey G Brooking said...

Congratulations on staying awake David.

Were you commentating for Eurosport?

Dave H said...

I was and found it all strangely fascinating

If every frame was like this the sport would be in serious trouble but there's more to snooker than quickfire centuries and Joe Johnson and myself enjoyed in an odd way