McLellan achieves maximum success

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Date: Nov. 8, 2000
Publisher: NLA Access Media Limited
Document Type: Brief article
Length: 190 words

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SCOTLAND'S David McLellan was celebrating in Malvern last night after becoming snooker's latest maximum man.

McLellan compiled a superb 147 break in the final frame of his 5-3 victory over Steve Meakin in the Benson and Hedges Championship.

The Glaswegian's break, the first of his career to earn himself a $5,000 prize, was the second maximum of the season and came just two weeks after Marco Fu's perfect clearance at the Regal Masters in Motherwell.

The 30-year-old joins a growing list of players to have knocked in 15 reds, 15 blacks and the six colours. Fellow countryman Stephen Hendry has made seven of the 40 147s seen in professional competition since Steve Davis set the ball rolling at the 1982 Lada Classic against John Spencer.

An hour earlier, Londoner Shazi Khan had set a far less distinguished landmark. His total of just 21 points in a 5-0 defeat to Irishman Colm Gilchreest was one of the lowest in a best-of-nine-frames professional contest.

Glaswegian Evan Munro notched a break of 140 in his 5-1 victory over Nottingham's Steve Judd, who denied Ronnie O'Sullivan the English amateur title way back in 1992.

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