China Open 2012 – Day One Report

THE OPENING day of this year’s China Open has sprung up several surprise results as two qualifiers and a top 16 player faced early exits in Beijing. World ranked number 12 player Martin Gould lost to former China Open runner-up Stephen Hendry in a thrilling deciding frame losing out 5-4. The Scot will meet Neil Robertson in the last…

Superb Lee is crowned PTC champion

STEPHEN LEE claimed his first world ranking title in six years beating Neil Robertson to lift the PTC Grand Finals trophy. The Wiltshire man, whose last title success came at the Welsh Open in 2006, beat the Australian and former world champion 4-0 in the final in Galway, Ireland to pick up the winning trophy and…

PTC Grand Finals – Day One Report

THE OPENING day of the PTC Grand Finals saw a couple of surprise results as professional snooker returned to action in Galway, Ireland. Chinese youngster Xiao Guodong pulled off the shock of the day beating Welshman and former PTC winner Dominic Dale 4-2 to set up a last 16 tie with UK Championship winner Judd Trump. Trump…

Allen gunning for more glory after China success

MARK Allen has said he hopes his victory at the Haikou World Open will be the first of many titles to come his way. The 26-year-old thrashed Stephen Lee 10-1 to claim his first world ranking title since turning professional seven years ago. The win moved Allen up to seventh place in the World Rankings.…

Allen hammers Lee to notch maiden world title

HAIKOU World Open Final, Sunday March 4 2012 Mark Allen 10 – 1 Stephen Lee MARK Allen was crowned Haikou World Open champion and secured his first world ranking title in emphatic style thrashing Stephen Lee 10-1. Northern Ireland’s Allen who made a stunning comeback to beat Mark Selby in Saturday’s semi-final, proved too strong on the day against…

Lee powers past Milkins to reach final

STEPHEN Lee is through to the final of the Haikou World Open after an impressive performance to beat Robert Milkins. Despite losing a scrappy opening frame, Lee responded by winning the next two frames before Milkins levelled the scores at 2-2 prior to the mid-session interval. But after the break Lee was in great form and showed why he has returned…

Allen reaches final after super comeback

A STUNNING fightback from Mark Allen earned him a place in the Haikou World Open final earlier today. In a thrilling semi-final, the Northern Ireland star came back from the brink of defeat at 5-2 down to topple world-number one Mark Selby. Selby looked destined to make his second consecutive world ranking event final when he took a…

Haikou World Open – Day 5 Report

ROBERT Milkins produced one of his best results during his professional career to knock out John Higgins in the Haikou World Open. The Gloucester potter secured a place in the semi-finals with an impressive display and shock win against last year’s World Championship winner winning 5-3. A quality start which saw Milkins hit breaks of 117 and 97 put him 2-0…