A total of 26 players have compiled in excess of 100 century breaks in professional competition.
Stephen Hendry is out in front on 718. Ronnie O’Sullivan is clawing back the deficit all the time and is now on 540.
Who will be the 27th to reach this milestone?
It appears to be between Fergal O’Brien, who is on 98, and Joe Perry, currently on 90.
Fergal obviously starts favourite but has not qualified for the upcoming Royal London Watches Grand Prix.
Joe, of course, is in Glasgow and also in the partypoker.com Premier League where the open style of play tends to mean centuries come with great abundance.
On outsider could be Mark Selby, currently on 85 but a player who has stepped up the century count in recent seasons.