Tag: Mark Allen

Allen Fights Past Fu

Mark Allen won the last two frames to beat Marco Fu 6-5 in the quarter-finals of the UK Championship in York. Qualifier Ricky Walden will be the Ulsterman’s opponent for a place in Sunday’s final after the Englishman knocked out former world champion Shaun Murphy 6-3. In a topsy-turvy contest[Read More…]

Fu Shocks Selby

Wednesday served up a day of shocks as both the world number one and two were sent crashing at the second round of the UK Championship in York. A pair of surprise 6-3 defeats were the undoing of Shanghai Masters champion Mark Selby and German Masters winner Mark Williams. Selby[Read More…]

Trump Through With Angry Allen

Judd Trump came from 4-2 behind to beat Dominic Dale 6-4 and set-up a mouth-watering second round clash with Ronnie O’Sullivan at the UK Championship in York. However, the day will be mainly remembered for controversial comments made by Ulsterman Mark Allen, who launched a scathing attack at World Snooker[Read More…]

Robertson Claims Alex Higgins Trophy

Neil Robertson beat Judd Trump 4-1 to win the Alex Higgins International Trophy in Killarney. The Australian’s victory is his second Players Tour Championship event success in recent weeks having claimed the Warsaw Classic earlier in the month. The final was a scrappy affair, not at all what had been[Read More…]

Allen Finds Form

Mark Allen reached the last 16 of the Alex Higgins International Trophy to the loss of just one frame on day two in Killarney. The Northern Irishman whitewashed Paul Davison and Mike Dunn before seeing off England’s Dave Gilbert 4-1 to reach the fourth round. The Antrim man has struggled[Read More…]

Allen Battles with Bingham

Mark Allen defeated Marcus Campbell 5-1 to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open but wasted little time in goading his next opponent, Stuart Bingham. Bingham also enjoyed a comfortable victory in the second round today when he whitewashed Tom Ford in a speedy display but will undoubtedly find it[Read More…]

World Cup for China

Ding Junhui and Liang Wenbo claimed the 2011 World Cup for China after a 4-2 triumph over Northern Ireland in Bangkok. Earlier in the day, China had overcome top seeds Wales 4-1 in the last four while the Irish edged out Hong Kong in their second successive deciding frame thriller.[Read More…]

Northern Ireland Stun Scotland

Northern Ireland continued their excellent form in the quarter-finals of the 2011 Snooker World Cup by edging out ‘Dream Team’ Scotland 4-3 in Bangkok. There was no such luck for south of the border, though, as Republic of Ireland’s erratic journey came to an end with a disappointing 4-1 defeat[Read More…]

First Day Defeat for Ireland

The Republic of Ireland suffered a shock 3-2 defeat to Pakistan in the opening day of the Snooker World Cup in Thailand today. Despite a century each from Ken Doherty and Fergal O’Brien, the Dublin duo lost three scrappy frames to lose their first group stage encounter. Indeed, Pakistan’s Sahid[Read More…]




World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the British Open – won by Mark Williams.

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

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