Allen defends World Open crown after solid win

MARK Allen has retained his Haikou World Open title after sealing a comfortable victory against Matthew Stevens. Just like a year ago, Allen strolled to victory and lifted his second major world ranking title since becoming professional with the 10-4 victory. He also collected the winners cash prize of £85,000. The Northern Ireland ace becomes…

Haikou World Open Final Latest: Allen 6-3 Stevens

MARK Allen is on course to defend his Haikou World Open title after taking a 6-3 lead against Matthew Stevens at the halfway mark in this year’s final. Allen, who won the title last year after thrashing Stephen Lee 10-1, was looking set for another thumping win in a final when he led the Welshman…