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Mark Allen (snooker player)

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Mark Allen
Allen at the 2015 German Masters
Born (1986-02-22) 22 February 1986 (age 38)
Antrim, Northern Ireland
Sport country Northern Ireland
Nicknamethe Pistol[1]
Highest ranking3 (January–October 2023)
Current ranking 3 (as of 19 February 2024[needs update])
Maximum breaks3
Century breaks610 (as of 23 March 2024)
Tournament wins

Mark Allen (born 22 February 1986) is a Northern Irish snooker player. He is from Antrim. He won the World Amateur Championship in 2004.[2] He went professional in 2005. He took only three seasons to reach the top 16. In his fourth season, he beat Ronnie O'Sullivan at the 2009 World Championship. He lost in the semi-finals to John Higgins.

He reached the final at the 2011 UK Championship, where he lost to Judd Trump. He won the 2012 World Open (snooker). He won his Triple Crown event at the 2018 Masters. He then won the 2022 UK Championship. He has won a total of eleven ranking titles.[3]

Allen has made more than 600 century breaks. He has also made three maximum breaks. His first was in the 2016 UK Championship.[4] The second in the 2021 Northern Ireland Open qualifying round [5] His third during the 2024 Masters.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mark Allen". World Snooker Tour. Retrieved 13 February 2024.
  2. "Allen pockets world title". BBC Sport. 4 December 2004. Archived from the original on 10 October 2007. Retrieved 8 June 2009.
  3. Bisset, Roddy (2023-01-22). "Allen Edges Trump In Epic". World Snooker. Archived from the original on 23 January 2023. Retrieved 2023-01-23.
  4. "Mark Allen overcomes nerves to make first 147 break at UK Championships". The Guardian. Press Association. 27 November 2016. Archived from the original on 14 April 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  5. "Northern Ireland Open: Allen hits maximum 147 in Belfast win". BBC Sport. 10 October 2021. Archived from the original on 28 October 2021. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  6. "Pistol fires in 147". World Snooker Tour. 12 January 2024. Archived from the original on 12 January 2024. Retrieved 12 January 2024.