The old maxim goes that a century only wins you one frame.
This is true but centuries are a very good indicator of form, as proved by the list below which includes centuries for all ranking and professional tournaments played so far.
It is no great surprise that that century machine Ronnie O’Sullivan is out in front. He compiled 50 tons last season and has every chance of making around the same number again (Stephen Hendry holds the record with 52).
Hendry himself has already made seven this season, which reaches its half way point at the UK Championship.
Among those yet to make one this season are Mark King, Ken Doherty and Steve Davis.
CENTURIES SO FAR THIS SEASON
Ryan Day, Stephen Hendry, Ding Junhui, Judd Trump
Stephen Maguire, John Higgins, Joe Perry, Tom Ford
Mark Allen, Peter Ebdon, Ali Carter, Matthew Stevens, Michael Holt, Robert Milkins, Andy Hicks, James McBain