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…