Wildey wrote:but one chance to make a frame winning contribution is what separates players just showing century breaks stats proves nothing
Century breaks are usually from 75+ breaks, so the difference between the two is not large. Those who made a century break also won the frame in 1 visit.
As I said before, though, century breaks are harder to do than 75 breaks and 50 breaks, because they require more potting, and sometimes an awkward red that was left until last.
Break-building is one component of a great player. The ones making centuries will nearly always be the same ones that excel at 50+ and 75+
Fully agree, don't undesrtand all this nonsense that after a frame is won the rest of the break doesn't matter
It does matter, firstly because you want to keep potting balls until you eventually miss to keep getting table time and don't allow your opponent to the table. Further more, getting a ton is always nice to boost your confidence no matter what stage of the match you're in. Many here seem to think centuries don't really matter and are really devaluating the breakbuilding skills of great players.
And also many of you saying it's pointless to compare stas on who has the most tons in the Triple Crown Majors... No it's not pointless, why you think the true greats of the game are the ones leading that stat? because they could do century breaks in the Triple Crown Majors under the most pressure sometimes. You talking like it's the same as making a century in the CL as opposed to making one at the Masters or Worlds
That's just bullocks what you saying, so those stats do really matter.
More to the point, as I said previously Ronnie leads the overall tons made at the Masters, broke Hendry's record in 2009, leads overall tons at the Crucible too, think he broke the record last year, and at the UK Champs not sure but he's surely 2nd.
It's really no coincidence only the greats of the game lead those kind of stats, because they are supreme breakbuilders and like edwards rightly said it's harder to do a ton than just a frame winning 70 or 80 contribution. Of course that's not always like that because as we've seen over the years many 70s, 80s or 90s breaks have been just as good as making a ton, for instance that marvelous 92 break from Ronnie at Worlds 2012 Final, but nevertheless a ton obviosuly requires more balls to be potted so century records shouldn't be devaluated and considered pointless as many here seem to think they are.