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.
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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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
Day 2 of the williamhill.com snooker UK Championship and we had more shocks today as both of 2011's finalists Judd Trump & Mark Allen lost their first round matches against Mark Joyce & Marco Fu respectively.
Mark Allen has won the second ranking title of his career at the Antwerp Open (European Tour Event 3) beating Mark Selby 4-1 & making three consecutive centuries in the final at the Lotto Arena, Antwerp.
Mark Allen has released a statement following his recent negative comments about fellow players, specifically his Chinese opponent Cao Yupeng which he branded him and his countrymen 'cheats'.
World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn issued a stern warning to the players today at a press conference in the Crucible. Also announced were European wildcards for Tony Drago & Luca Brecel as well as format changes to the Welsh Open & German Masters.