Barry Hawkins’ maximum break at the UK Championship triggered a £10,000 donation to the Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home charity, and tournament sponsors Betway have pledged another £5,000 if there are 100 or more centuries in the tournament.
Betway have donated £10,000 to World Snooker’s official charity – Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home – after Hawkins achieved a maximum break in his First Round win over Gerard Greene in York on Wednesday.
The tournament sponsors have now pledged to hand over an extra £5,000 if there are 100 or more tons made in the season’s first Triple Crown event at the York Barbican.
Hawkins said: “I was thrilled to make a 147 at such a big tournament, and delighted when I found out this would mean a fantastic donation to our charity Jessie May.
“I’m sure this money will make a huge difference to the fantastic staff at Jessie May and the children they look after. Thanks to Betway for their generosity.”
Over the first two days there have been 36 century breaks, meaning a further 64 are required before the end of play on December 8 to add the extra £5,000.
Since 2015, Betway has donated a total of £68,788 to World Snooker’s charity partners.