Kyren Wilson surging towards World Championship semi-final spot

Kyren Wilson is just two frames away from reaching the semi-finals of the World Championship for the first time in his career.

Kyren Wilson. Picture by Monique Limbos

The Northampton potter, 26, has taken complete control of his quarter-final encounter against Mark Allen with an overnight lead of 11-5.

It means Wilson is on the verge of getting revenge on Allen who beat him in a memorable Masters final earlier this year.

But it looks like Wilson, winner of the 2015 Shanghai Masters, has got over that disappointment big time and is surging towards what will be the biggest match of his career after dominating the second session against the Ulsterman.


  • Winner of Shanghai Masters 2015 – beating Judd Trump in the final 10-9
  • Finalist of three major ranking events – English Open 2017 (lost to Ronnie O’Sullivan), World Open 2017 (lost to Ding Junhui), 2016 Indian Open (lost to Anthony McGill).
  • Finalist in this year’s Masters – losing to Mark Allen
  • Total Career prize money of £830,000.

After the first session was shared 4-4, Wilson won the first three frames of the evening session to go 7-4 in front.

Allen hit back with a break of 78 to make it 7-5 but that was all the Masters winner could achieve on the night as Wilson reeled off the next four frames – completing a great night with a break of 92 to take a huge six-frame advantage.

Should Wilson win on Wednesday he will be guaranteed £85,000 for making the semi-finals which will be one of his biggest pay checks of his career.

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