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Pro-Am Snooker - 2015 PMK Invitational 

2nd-3rd May 2015 - Minnesota Fats Club, Glasgow, Scotland


Anthony McGill continued his great form with victory at the PMK Invitational Pro-Am competition. 

The 16 man event was held at the Minnesota Fats Club in Glasgow and boasted an impressive line-up including 4 times World Champion John Higgins.

But it was new sensation McGill - fresh from his last 8 run at the Crucible a few days previously, who would reach the final after dropping just 2 frames.

Yet he perhaps saved his best performance to last after falling 3-0 behind to fellow Scot Michael Leslie in the best of 7 frames final.

With breaks of 73 and 65, he showed his battling qualities to deny his Bonnyrigg opponent in taking the match 4-3.

The six amateurs in the event all received a 14 point per frame advantage, but all perished at the first hurdle.

Higgins, who only a week earlier was losing to Ding Junhui in the second round at the Crucible, also fell in his opening assignment to experienced Englishman Peter Lines.

RESULTS - breaks in brackets

Last 16
Marcus CAMPBELL (Scotland)    (95,52,51)    4-2    Scott GILLESPIE (Scotland) +14
Michael LESLIE (Scotland)        (106,73,62)    4-0    Craig MACGILLIVRAY (Scotland) +14
Stephen MAGUIRE (Scotland)   (66,57,56)     4-1    Scott MACFARLANE (Scotland) +14
Graeme DOTT (Scotland)    (69,65)                   4-0    Ross VALLANCE (Scotland) +14
Anthony MCGILL (Scotland)         (86)             4-2    Scott DONALDSON (Scotland)   (100,94)
John HIGGINS (Scotland)    (102,62)                 3-4    Peter LINES (England)   (55)
Davie MCLELLAN (Scotland) +14                       1-4    Oliver LINES (England)   (110,75,51)
Andrew HIGGINSON (England)   (102,75)       4-2   Michael COLLUMB (Scotland) +14 (52)

DOTT                                    4-2    (84)             P. LINES
MCGILL         (96,66)        4-0                        O. LINES
LESLIE          (85,67,66)    4-1                        CAMPBELL
MAGUIRE    (91)                 1-4                        HIGGINSON    

DOTT                                     0-4    (106,67)    MCGILL
LESLIE                       (73)    4-0                       HIGGINSON

MCGILL               (73,65)    4-3    (106,57)    LESLIE

Written by Michael Day, published on 13th June 2015