Result: Liang Wenbo beats Elliot Slessor at UK Championship

Liang Wenbo in action during the Billiards Men's Team Gold Medal Match between China and Independent Olympic Athletes on July 2, 2013
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Liang Wenbo, Michael White and Marcus Campbell all win their respective first-round matches at the UK Championship in York.

Liang Wenbo has defeated Elliot Slessor 6-2 in the first round of the UK Championship.

The Chinese snooker player just failed to make 100th maximum break as he missed the final yellow in the eight frame after pocketing 15 reds and blacks.

Michael White of Wales was a heavy winner on Wednesday as he got the better of Joe Swail 6-0 at the Barbican Centre in York.

Scotland's Marcus Campbell has also progressed to the second round of the competition with a narrow 6-5 triumph over 15-year-old Lyu Haotian, while Andrew Higginson eased past Hammad Miah 6-2.

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