On the first day of the New Zealand Open Billiards Championships at the Hamilton Cosmopolitan Club on 6 Oct 2007, Peter Gilchrist shot a break of 1,346, easily surpassing the previous world record of 1,246. Gilchrist also created another world record with only four visits to the table for an average per visit of 426, against the previous best of 243. Born in UK, he was the British open champion for five times. He took up Singapore citizenship in 2006. He coaches the national cuesports team.