Tag: Mark Allen

China Open Second Round

The last 16 of the China Open takes place today in Beijing as the field in the penultimate event of the season whittles itself down to eight. UK and Masters champion Mark Selby produced a scintillating performance yesterday to hammer Mark King 5-1 with the aid of three centuries and[Read More…]

TV Figures Maxed Out for Ding’s 147

Mark Allen and Ding Junhui played out one of the best matches of the season in the PTC Grand Finals in Galway. Figures announced by Ireland’s MediaConsult company confirmed that over 100 million viewers in Asia alone tuned in to watch the live coverage. The match itself was as near[Read More…]

Quarters in Galway

The quarter-final line-up for the 2013 Players Tour Championship Grand Finals in Galway has been confirmed and what an intriguing round it promises to be. A mixture of proven champions, journeymen and up-and-comers ensures that the climax to the series at the Bailey Allen Hall should be an exciting one.[Read More…]

Allen’s Stocks Shoot North

Mark Allen continued his recent dominance with a comprehensive 4-0 drubbing of fellow Norther Irishman Joe Swail – his second whitewash victory of the PTC Grand Finals in Galway. 27 year-old Allen successfully defended his World Open trophy earlier in March with victory over Matthew Stevens in the final in[Read More…]

Outlaw’s on Fire

The Players Tour Championship Grand Finals got under way with a bang last night in Galway as two dramatic encounters ended in nervy deciding frame thrillers. Firstly, Northern Ireland’s Joe Swail, technically considered an amateur player these days, produced a vintage display to come from three down to Stephen Maguire[Read More…]

….And We’re Back!

After a very long and frustrating three-week hiatus from the sport – while I made my transition from Dublin to Seoul in South Korea – SnookerHQ is officially back in business and ready to bring top-quality news, reports, opinions and more from now until the conclusion of this season.  The move[Read More…]

German Masters Preview

The 2013 German Masters resumes on Wednesday as one of the calendar’s best tournaments returns to Berlin for a third straight year. The Tempodrom has played host to two fabulous and well attended events and the same is to be expected this year. With a capacity of well over 2000[Read More…]

Allen Dominates CL Group 4

Mark Allen annihilated the field in the fourth Championship League event to power his way into March’s Winners Group. The Northern Irishman was arguably one of last week’s best players at the Masters despite only reaching the quarter-finals. Allen came to within a whisker of beating Neil Robertson and looked[Read More…]




World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the Northern Ireland Open – won by Mark Allen.

1. Judd Trump
2. Mark Selby
3. Ronnie O’Sullivan
4. Neil Robertson
5. Kyren Wilson
6. John Higgins
7. Shaun Murphy
8. Stephen Maguire
9. Mark Allen
10. Ding Junhui
11. Mark Williams
12. Stuart Bingham
13. Yan Bingtao
14. Barry Hawkins
15. Jack Lisowski
16. Anthony McGill

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