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In the 1997 World Championship of Snooker, Ronnie O'Sullivan recorded the fastest maximum break in a time of 5 mins and 20 seconds.

However, who was the record-holder and with what time before O'Sullivan scored his 5:20?

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James Wattana in his match versus Tony Drago made a full clearance in 7 minutes and 9 seconds at the British Open in 1992. At least, that's what this site says.

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