Professional Billiards and Snooker
On its professional side, New Zealand billiards have been long dominated by Clark McConachy, who has been the New Zealand Professional Billiards Champion since 1915 and World Professional Billiards Champion since 1951. He was runner-up to Joe Davis in the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Championships in 1932 and to Horace Lindrum in the World Professional Snooker Championships in 1952. In 1964 McConachy was awarded the M.B.E. for his services to billiards. He is one of the two official examiners for the British Association and Control Council.