Tag Archive: Mark Allen

Jun 28 2014

Closing In On The Cut: July 2014

We might still be in June as I write this, but little over a week from now will come the first seedings revision of the 2014/15 season, following the final of the Australan Goldfields Open in Bendigo. Determining the seedings for this season’s Shanghai Masters, one of just three events remaining under the ‘non-flat’ draw …

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May 17 2014

Wuxi Classic 2014: Tournament Draw Now Available

So it begins again. Less than a couple of weeks after Mark Selby’s Crucible triumph, the draw is now available for the first event of the new season, the 2014 Wuxi Classic, which you can view here at snookerorg. While there are a few notable absentees, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Allen, Mark Davis and Pankaj Advani …

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May 13 2014

My 2014 Top Eight Revisited

Five years ago following John Higgins’ victory at the 2009 World Championship at the Crucible, following a similar feature prepared by the BBC, I wrote a blog, predicting how the top eight of the world rankings would look in 2014. Having been reminded of the article earlier during this year’s World Championship, now exactly five …

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May 07 2014

World Championship 2014: Picture Perfect

As the dust settles on Mark Selby’s memorable World Championship victory at the Crucible Theatre, it’s time to look back on the best of my photos from this year’s tournament, including those of the venue, backstage and the people involved in the action…

Apr 24 2014

Crucible Diary 2014: Day Six

Day six at the Crucible at after all of the events and announcements yesterday from Barry Hearn (hence no diary), as well as victories for Barry Hawkins, Judd Trump, Marco Fu and Mark Allen as the first round approaches its end. Click below for a brief look back at yesterday, as well as the latest …

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Apr 22 2014

Crucible Diary 2014: Day Four

Day four at the Crucible, and following yesterday’s shock win for Michael Wasley against Ding Junhui, the action continued as Alan McManus completed a terrific victory against John Higgins, while Judd Trump and Barry Hawkins also got their campaigns underway…

Apr 18 2014

The Big 2014 World Championship Preview With Neal Foulds

The three day gap between the conclusion of the final qualifying round for this year’s World Championship and the start of play tomorrow morning at the Crucible makes the job of previewing the tournament ever-more difficult. But this year I am hopeful that I have been able to do the tournament justice, thanks to the …

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Mar 29 2014

My 10 Years at the Crucible – Part One

The upcoming 2014 World Championship marks not only the 38th time that the tournament will be staged at the iconic Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, but on a personal level, the tenth consecutive year that I will have been lucky enough to have been there to see snooker history made in person. Continue reading then for …

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