There could be a lot of chopping and changing this season.
Tag: Mark Allen
The 35 year-old secured a sixth career ranking success and first on home soil.
The showdown took place amid a frenzied atmosphere in Belfast.
Both players are seeking a second career victory in the Home Nations series.
Two wins separate the remaining players from the £70,000 top prize.
Eight players remain in the chase for the £70,000 top prize.
The world number two hasn’t lost in the event since 2017.
It was the Pistol’s second career maximum break in competitive play.
Every top 16 member in action made it through the first hurdle unscathed.