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Mark Allen

'The Pistol'

2x World Open Snooker Champion 

Mark Allen (born 22 February 1986) is a left-handed professional snooker player from Antrim, Northern Ireland. Allen was a successful amateur and he won the IBSF World Amateur Championship in 2004 and turned professional the following year. It only took Allen only three seasons to reach snooker's top 16, his current ranking as of March 2012 is 7th which is a career high for him.

Mark Allen has reached five ranking semi-finals including the 2009 World Snooker Championship in which he impressed beating defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan 13-11 in the second round. Allen won his first ranking title in 2012, the inaugural Haikou World Open in China, emphatically beating Stephen Lee 10-1 in the final.

Not shy of controversy, Mark Allen often makes headlines for his opinions. During the 2011 UK Championship he called for World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn to resign and at the 2012 Haikou World Open on Twitter he criticised the playing conditions and the area as "horrendous".

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World Open 2014 - Superb Higgins tops Trump

World Open 2014 - Superb Higgins tops Trump

John Higgins recorded his biggest win of the season today in the last 16 of the Haikou World Open, recovering from 4-0 behind to make two centuries and beat Judd Trump 5-4. Also through to the quarterfinals are Mark Allen, Shaun Murphy and Graeme Dott.

Mar 13, 2014 Read Article...

Walden & Robertson Comeback Kings - Masters 2014

Walden & Robertson Comeback Kings - Masters 2014

Day four of the Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace in London and both Ricky Walden and Neil Robertson came from behind to win deciding frames in their opening round matches against Barry Hawkins and Mark Allen.

Jan 16, 2014 Read Article...

Allen wins first UK pro title in Gloucester

Allen wins first UK pro title in Gloucester

Mark Allen has won his first professional title in the United Kingdom and also back-to-back European Tour events by beating Judd Trump 4-1 to claim the Kay Suzanne Memorial Cup (ET6) at the South West Snooker Academy, Gloucester.

Nov 12, 2013 Read Article...

Amazing Allen on the Mark in Germany

Amazing Allen on the Mark in Germany

Mark Allen has won his first title of the season, putting in a dominant performance to beat Ding Junhui 4-1 in the final of the Ruhr Open (European Tour Event 5) in Germany.

Oct 7, 2013 Read Article...

World Championship - Davis & King on the mark in Sheffield

World Championship - Davis & King on the mark in Sheffield

Mark Davis & Mark King recorded two of the best wins of their careers, beating seeded players John Higgins 10-6 & Mark Allen 10-8 respectively in the first round of the Betfair World Snooker Championship 2013 at the Crucible, Sheffield.

Apr 23, 2013 Read Article...

PTC Grand Finals - Northern Irish duo through in Galway

PTC Grand Finals - Northern Irish duo through in Galway

The Northern Irish duo of Mark Allen & Joe Swail both made it through their matches on the first day of action at the Dafabet PTC Grand Finals 2013 in Galway, Ireland. 

Mar 12, 2013 Read Article...

World Open - Allen shoots down Stevens in Haikou

World Open - Allen shoots down Stevens in Haikou

'The Pistol' Mark Allen has successfully defended his Haikou World Open title on Hainan Island in China. He comfortably beat Matthew Stevens 10-4 in Sunday's final.

Mar 3, 2013 Read Article...

Gould takes gold at the Betfair Snooker Shoot Out

Gould takes gold at the Betfair Snooker Shoot Out

Martin Gould won his second televised pro tournament, by beating Mark Allen in the final of the Betfair Snooker Shoot Out at Blackpool to take home the trophy and the £32,000 first prize.

Jan 27, 2013 Read Article...

Allen, Robertson, Murphy & Higgins Take To The Baize In Masters Quarter Finals

Allen, Robertson, Murphy & Higgins Take To The Baize In Masters Quarter Finals

Thursday sees the first two quarter-finals of the Betfair Masters played at Alexandra Palace as Mark Allen takes on Neil Robertson in the afternoon session, and John Higgins clashes with Shaun Murphy in the evening.

Jan 17, 2013 Read Article...

Masters 2013 - Judd Trump named bookies favourite

Masters 2013 - Judd Trump named bookies favourite

Judd Trump is named bookies favourite to land the 2013 Betfair Masters title at Alexandra Palace despite his shock first round exit at the UK Championship a few weeks back.

Dec 20, 2012 Read Article...
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