Clark McConachy

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Clark McConachy
Born (1895-04-15)15 April 1895
Died 12 April 1980(1980-04-12) (aged 84)
Sport country  New Zealand
Nickname Mac
Highest break 147 (1951)

Clark McConachy, MBE (15 April 1895 – 12 April 1980) was a New Zealand professional player of English billiards and snooker.

His endurance and longevity as a sportsman was astonishing. He was the New Zealand professional billiards champion from 1914 until 1980. He also held the title of World Professional Billiards Champion from 1951 until 1968, when he was defeated by Rex Williams.

He was the runner-up in the World Snooker Championships of 1932 and 1952.

Clark was a keen advocate of physical fitness and regularly ran up to four miles every day. A strict teetotaller and non-smoker; he attributed his continued success well into his senior years to these things. He was also well known for walking around the table on his hands before the match started. He is a member of the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame