Tag Archive: Mark Allen

Mar 29 2015

My 10 Years at the Crucible – Part Two

A year ago ahead of my tenth year visiting the Crucible Theatre for the World Championship, I took a look back at my first three years between 2005-7, recalling the various experiences that had helped draw me to the sport and ultimately end up writing this blog. Unfortunately at the time I never got round …

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Mar 24 2015

Maguire Survives, Milkins Exits

Day one of the Players Championship Grand Finals in Thailand and already it has been a potentially significant day in the race for places at the Crucible, with Stephen Maguire surviving what looked to be a tip change at 3-2 down to John Higgins to win 4-3, while Robert Milkins fell at the first hurdle …

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Feb 05 2015

German Masters 2015: Last 32 Wrap

Day two of the German Masters and already we are at the conclusion of the last 32 stage, with world number one Ding Junhui one of four top 16 players to fall at the first hurdle in Berlin. Click below for my round-up of the opening round action at the venue and confirmation as to …

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Feb 03 2015

Closing in on the Cut: February 2015

With the start of the 2015 German Masters almost upon us, we are also approaching the latest of this season’s mid-term seedings revisions, with the seedings for the Indian Open, China Open and Shoot Out tournaments set to be determined. In particular, we have a real four-way tussle for the world number one ranking, with …

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Jan 15 2015

Masters 2015: Last 16 Wrap

Four days into the 2015 Dafabet Masters and with Joe Perry’s victory against Ding Junhui this evening, the line-up for the quarter-finals is now known. Continue reading for my round-up of the action so far and a look ahead to the last eight…

Dec 20 2014

Best of 2014: The Best Match

With professional snooker all but over for another year, it is time again to begin my mostly-annual series of ‘best of’ polls for you to vote in. First up, I consider what has been the best match of 2014 and offer my suggestions below, while you can also enter your own selection in the poll …

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Dec 07 2014

Draw Made For 2015 Masters

During the mid-session interval of this afternoon’s UK Championship final between Ronnie O’Sullivan and Judd Trump, the draw was made for the first round of this season’s Dafabet Masters, with defending champion O’Sullivan drawn against Ricky Walden, while the stand out tie of the round is that between Mark Selby and Shaun Murphy…

Nov 22 2014

UK Championship 2014: Tournament Preview

Following a weekend in Germany for the Ruhr Open, the snooker circus heads to York on Tuesday for the start of the second most prestigious ranking event on the calendar, the UK Championship in York. Click below for my thoughts on the tournament in general, as well as the shape of the draw and confirmation …

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