Tag: Mark Allen

Revel in the Rivalry

The first of the so-called big three majors gets under way tomorrow with the UK Championship in York. Along with the Masters and World Championship, the UKs have been a pinnacle tournament to which all of the top players strive to succeed in. As with the other two, being aired[Read More…]

Allen Wins Antwerp Open

Mark Allen claimed his first PTC title with a convincing 4-1 victory over Mark Selby in the Antwerp Open, Belgium. The Northern Irishman was in scintillating form and treated a capacity crowd to some amazing snooker as he raced into a 3-0 lead with the aid of three consecutive centuries.[Read More…]

Premier League Returns

This week sees the return of the Premier League to our screens and I’m not referring to the football on Saturday. Tomorrow, the 2012 Premier League snooker campaign gets under way as ten hopefuls go in search of the coveted league title. In the last decade there has been one[Read More…]

Mark Allen Receives Fine and Warning

Mark Allen has been fined £11,000 in total for his controversial comments about Chinese snooker players following the defeat to Cao Yupeng at the World Championship in April. The Northern Irishman alleged that he believed certain Chinese players to be cheats, an accusation made following what he perceived as a[Read More…]

Mark Allen Statement

Mark Allen has issued the following statement in reaction to the comments he made in Sunday’s controversial press conference after his defeat to Cao Yupeng. “Following my recent comments in the press conference after my first round defeat to Cao Yupeng, I would like to formally apologise to anyone who[Read More…]

Barry Hearn Announces Changes

World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn held a press conference at the World Championship today that will have an overbearing impact for the sport across various platforms. Although any one issue could be deemed as a major headline, probably the biggest revelation was the confirmation of a change in format for[Read More…]

Hendry and Robertson Progress

Stephen Hendry and Neil Robertson both came through their first round matches unscathed with 10-4 victories at the World Championship in Sheffield. Hendry had played superbly, compiling a maximum 147, in opening up an 8-1 advantage over Stuart Bingham yesterday but began this evening’s session poorly, dropping the opening three[Read More…]

Allen’s At it Again

Cao Yupeng caused a major upset by beating Mark Allen 10-6 in the opening round of the World Championship in Sheffield this afternoon. But once again the spotlight will be on the Northern Irishman for all the wrong reasons as he created a storm in the post-match press conference by[Read More…]

Allen Answers Critics

A resounding 10-1 victory for Mark Allen in the final of the World Open in China gave the 26 year-old his first ranking event title earlier today. After coming from behind on two occasions this week to clinch deciding frame thrillers against Judd Trump and Mark Selby, Allen was in[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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