UK Snooker Championship 2013: Liang Wenbo misses out on 147

Liang Wenbo

China's Liang Wenbo missed the chance to make snooker's 100th maximum break en route to a 6-2 victory over Elliot Slessor at the UK Championship in York.

Liang had compiled a flawless break in the eighth frame, pocketing 15 reds and blacks before missing the final yellow.

"I got a very good chance but I was unlucky, I think I rushed it a bit. Maybe next time," said Liang, after losing out on the £59,000 prize.

"I hit the last black a little bit too hard so it wasn't easy on the yellow."

Meanwhile, Welshman Michael White thrashed two-time World semi-finalist Joe Swail 6-0, but compatriot Ryan Day suffered a shock 6-5 loss to England's Chris Wakelin. Jack Lisowski was 4-0 up against Michael Leslie, who launched a superb comeback to win 6-4.

Scotland's Marcus Campbell defeated 15-year-old Lyu Haotian in a final-frame decider to advance 6-5.

Li Hang who beat David Gilbert 6-4, Andrew Higginson triumphed 6-2 over Hammad Miah and Jamie Burnett won 6-4 against Simon Bedford.

Also through to the second round are China's Yu De Lu, England's Chris Norbury and Scottish pair Alan McManus and Anthony McGill.

Results from the UK Championship in full

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