Tag: Mark Allen

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…]

Allen and Lee for World Open

Mark Allen will bid for his first ranking title after coming from three behind with four to play to beat Mark Selby 6-5 in the World Open semi-finals. His opponent in Hainan will be Stephen Lee, who continues his resurgence by reaching his first ranking event final in six years[Read More…]

Higgins Humbled by Milkins

Robert Milkins produced a fine display to shock world champion John Higgins and reach the semi-finals of the World Open in China. After the 5-3 victory, the qualifier from Gloucester is in the last four of a ranking event for only the second time in his career – seven years[Read More…]

Seeds Routed in World Open

Only half of the Top 16 players remain in the Haikou World Open after the conclusion of the last 32 today in China. Mark Williams, Matthew Stevens, Stephen Maguire and Martin Gould joined Ding Junhui and Stuart Bingham on the losers list as well as absentees Ronnie O’Sullivan and Ali[Read More…]

O’Sullivan and Trump to Battle Again

Ronnie O’Sullivan and Judd Trump will meet for the fourth time in as many months after coming through their respective second round matches in the Welsh Open 4-1. A clash of eras, the O’Sullivan-Trump rivalry is quickly becoming one of the biggest and most exciting in recent memory. The younger[Read More…]

Wins for Higgins and Robertson

John Higgins comfortably saw off the meagre challenge of Matthew Stevens with a 6-2 victory in the first round of The Masters at Alexandra Palace in London. The Scotsman was never really in trouble throughout the tie and will be thankful of a relatively easy passage to the quarter-finals in[Read More…]

The Masters Snooker

The 2012 Masters gets under way on Sunday with arguably the greatest ever field in the history of the illustrious tournament. The invitational event is such that, in any given year, a significant portion of the Top 16 in the world rankings that contest the annual competition could emerge victorious[Read More…]