Gillard just misses career highlight at NZ Championships
Picture: The WINNER Chris Maltby
Gary Gillard has come oh so close in his quest to win a first NZ title.
Gillard has come runner-up to defending champion Chris Maltby by 8 frames to 7.
Both players were playing well in regards to middle of the road scoring all final although Maltby did take a 6-3 lead at one stage.
However Gillard fought back valiantly to level at 7 apiece and then scored a 40 break in the decider to take the advantage.
However Maltby had two mini breaks in the 30s to seal the match and Final held in Auckland.
Well done to Cantabrian Gillard, heres hoping you can go one step further next year.
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