Mark Allen

Snooker Player
Born Feb 22, 1986

Not to be confused with Mark Johnston-Allen Mark AllenBorn 22 February 1986 (age 26), Antrim town, Northern IrelandSport country File:Ulster banner. svg Northern IrelandNickname "All-in", "The Pistol"Professional 2005–Highest ranking 7Current ranking 7Career winnings £218,260Highest break 146 (twice)Tournament winsRanking 1Non-ranking 1 Mark Allen (born 22 February 1986) is a Northern Irish professional snooker player. He won the World Amateur Championship in 2004.… Read More

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1986 Birth Born on February 22, 1986.


2003 17 Years Old He began his professional career by playing Challenge Tour in 2003, at the time the second-level professional tour.
2004 18 Years Old …  He won the World Amateur Championship in 2004. … Read More
2005 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Before entering Main Tour for the 2005/2006 season, Allen won the European Championship and the IBSF World Championship, plus Northern Ireland Championship at under-14, under-16, and under-19 levels. … Read More


2006 20 Years Old He also got to the final qualifying round of the 2006 World Championship, losing 7 - 10 to Andy Hicks, after leading 7 - 4.
Allen has reached five ranking semi-finals: the 2007 Northern Ireland Trophy, the 2008 Bahrain Championship, the 2009 World Championship, the 2010 China Open and the 2010 UK Championship. … Read More
2008 22 Years Old 1 More Event
He then reached the quarter-finals in the 2008 China Open before losing to Shaun Murphy.
2009 23 Years Old 1 More Event
After a consistent season, Allen was back at the Crucible the following year where he beat Martin Gould in his opening match. He faced Ronnie O'Sullivan in the second round and confident and unaffected by his opponent's reputation, Allen beat the defending champion, 13–11 for a quarter-final place in the 2009 World Championship. … Read More
During the 2010 Masters, Allen beat the World Champion, John Higgins, by 6 - 3 in the last 16. … Read More
He reached his first ranking event final at the 2011 UK Championship.
2012 26 Years Old Following his defeat at the 2012 World Snooker Championship to Chinese qualifier Cao Yupeng, he openly accused his opponent of cheating and unsporting behaviour for not owning up to what he perceived to be a foul. … Read More
Allen announced before the start of the 2013 World Championship that there was no problem between himself and Bingham since Bingham had proved him wrong by winning tournaments, and the two have had drinks and dinner together.
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