O’Brien and Gilbert’s TWO-HOUR decider is ‘longest frame in snooker history’

Fergal O’Brien and David Gilbert played out the longest official frame in snooker history when their deciding frame shootout lasted just over TWO HOURS.

The pair were level at 9-9 in the final World Championship qualifying round before a tense frame was to make World Snooker history’s books.

Fergal O’Brien (Picture World Snooker) and David Gilbert (Picture Monique Limbos)

The frame was longer than the world record currently held for completing a men’s marathon.

O’Brien ended up winning the frame to secure a place at the Crucible.

According to snooker pundits David Hendon amd Rob Walker, the time for the frame was two hours, three minutes and 41 seconds and was shown live on World Snooker’s Facebook Live stream.

It beats the previous longest frame by some distance. That was just over 100 minutes between Alan McManus and Barry Pinches in October 2015 at a European Tour event in Ruhr, Germany.

 

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