Snooker: Craig MacGillivray chalks up second East of Scotland Snooker title

Craig MacGillivray produced a dominant performance in a 5-1 victory over defending champion Robert Carlisle to win his second East of Scotland Snooker Championship title.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 20th February 2018, 12:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th February 2018, 12:22 pm
Craig MacGillivray shows off the East of Scotland Snooker Championship trophy. Pic: Greg Macvean

After winning a close first frame on the pink, MacGillivray took control of the match with breaks of 77 and 73 to open up a 3-0 lead in front of a packed Bert Demarco Matchroom at the Corn Exchange.

Carlisle then pulled one back before the interval with runs of 33 and 28 to narrow the deficit to two frames. However, there was to be no comeback for last year’s winner as MacGillivray won the fifth frame on the blue before winning the next on the colours to secure victory.

Frame scores (MacGillivray first): 57-45; 77(77)-7; 73(73)-0; 20-62; 59-44; 63-37.

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