In an idle moment I found myself thinking about the 147 prize, or rather lack of one.
As you will know, this season World Snooker scrapped the bonus prize for a maximum because it was costing them fortunes to ensure against it.
All this culminated in Ronnie O'Sullivan not wanting to pot the final black at the World Open by way of protest.
So I had the following idea: World Snooker puts £1,000 into each event for a televised 147. If one is not made it gets rolled over to the next tournament where it would be worth £2,000. If nobody makes one there then at the next event it's worth £3,000 and so on.
Since no one has made a maximum since O'Sullivan's in Glasgow the maximum prize at the German Masters would be £3,000. If no one makes one in Berlin then at the Welsh Open it would be worth £4,000.
This is still not as much as the players used to get but is certainly better than nothing.
And there should be a financial reward for a 147. It remains a praise-worthy achievement that is still relatively rare.
Who knows, the rolling maximum jackpot could even attract a sponsor. Even if it doesn't it would cost World Snooker no more than around £12,000 a year.
Anyway, just a thought.