More Masters joy for MacGillivray

Craig MacGillivray. Pic: Ian Georgeson
Craig MacGillivray. Pic: Ian Georgeson
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Snooker ace Craig MacGillivray won his second Masters title of the season last night when he defeated Glasgow’s David McLellan in the final of Event 2 of Scottish Snooker’s Masters Series at the Q Club in Glasgow.

MacGillivray, 41, won the opening two frames with breaks of 38 and 48 before McLellan pulled one back by winning the third frame. McLellan then looked on course to level the match after a run of 38, but Macgillivray made a crucial break of 50 to go 3-1 ahead. There was to be no stopping the Granton ace after that as he made breaks of 35 and 31 in the fifth frame to secure a 4-1 victory.

“I was really pleased with how I played,” said MacGillivray. “I felt good from the start of the match and I scored quite well and took my chances. The fourth frame was really important as it could have gone 2-2, but I made a good 50 break to win the frame which set me up to go on and win the match,” said MacGillivray.

MacGillivray is back in action tonight when he plays Hugh Eldon in the last 16 of the East of Scotland Snooker Championship at the Bert Demarco Matchroom at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange. In the first of the last 16 matches, defending champion Ross Vallance was made to battle all the way before sealing a 3-2 victory over Carlo Coxon.

Meanwhile, Edinburgh’s Steven Geddes, 15, will play in his first Scottish final tonight when he plays Glasgow’s Chris Totten in the final of Event 2 of the Scottish Under 16 Series at the Minnesota Fats Snooker Club in Glasgow.