Mark Allen (@2.62) vs Judd Trump (@1.5)
09-11-2019

Our Prediction:

Judd Trump will win

Mark Allen – Judd Trump Match Prediction | 09-11-2019 14:00

Prior to the commencement of the 2013 World Snooker Championship, Allen renewed his criticisms of Barry Hearn. Allen voiced concerns that the World Snooker Tour's increasing emphasis on events in China was pricing players out of competing, pointing out that since Hearn took over the running of the game players now have to pay for their own flights, which can incur extra expenses of 10,00015,000 per season.

By chance, an invitational Northern Ireland Trophy was staged shortly after Allen turned professional.[6] As a local player, he was invited and made an immediate impact, defeating Steve Davis and John Higgins to reach the quarter-finals, before losing to Stephen Hendry.[6] In his first year on the tour, he reached the last 32 of the 2005 UK Championship and the 2006 Welsh Open, losing 25 to the then World Champion Shaun Murphy after leading 20. He also got to the final qualifying round of the 2006 World Championship, losing 710 to Andy Hicks, after leading 74.

But he also has not consistently enough been in the picture for more titles where he should be. Wilson has been good again this season, capped with a great win at the German Masters. That is probably the most difficult match of the four to call really. Mark Allen and Kyren Wilson square off in the first round. Mark Allen won the International Championship and the Scottish Open this year but has fallen back with his form since.

Tour Championship 2019 Draw

He eliminated John Higgins and Joe Perry both 64 to play in the semi-finals of the Masters for the second time. Allen won the opening two frames against Shaun Murphy, but then lost six frames in a row.[53] The rest of the season would prove to be disappointing for Allen as he couldn't advance beyond the last 16 of any event and after he lost the last five frames against Barry Hawkins in the second round of the World Championship to be beaten 1311, he stated that the match had summed up his year as he was great in patches but overall came up short.

Other than that I love China", although this tweet was later deleted. Place stinks. Arena's rubbish, tables poor, food is horrendous. People are ignorant. Just two months later while playing in the World Open in Haikou, China, Allen described the conditions on his Twitter page as "horrendous", following up with: "Journey a nightmare.

Trump and Allen tied for the highest break during the televised stages, both scoring 141, with Trump also making 12 centuries throughout the tournament. Tom Ford made the highest break of qualifying, with a maximum break, the fourth of his career, in his 61 win in qualifying over Fraser Patrick. Qualifying for the event took place 1417 June 2019 in Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield, England.

The referee told him that he would be warned if he did that again. Unhappy that the black would not go back on its spot after potting it, Allen struck the side cushion with his fist. For such a relative newcomer to the pro game, he's got a serious attitude problem". In the 2007 Grand Prix, in a match with Ken Doherty, he was involved in an incident that led to his opponent branding him 'a disgrace'. Doherty said, "He was a disgrace. Mark later commented: "It was entirely my own fault and if there are going to be any repercussions then so be it."[8] Allen did not reach the knockout stage of the tournament. Allen was not warned, and ended up winning the match.

Mark Allen (snooker player)

Upon anticipating the meeting Bingham said that the "feud was not over" and that he would be staying away from Allen and not be speaking to him until they next played.[80] The match-up was avoided, however, when Bingham lost in the first round to Marco Fu.[81] 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.[82] After Bingham won the 2015 World Championship he said "Thanks to Mark Allen. Allen has had a rivalry with Stuart Bingham. Before the match, Bingham said that he couldn't wait to play and that he had been waiting for it for a long time. He also stated that he didn't care what Allen thought and it would give him more pleasure to beat him.[78] Bingham fulfilled his pre-match words by defeating Allen 53 and also went on to win the tournament by coming back from 85 down to beat Mark Williams 98 in the final.[16][79] When the draw for the 2011 UK Championship was made it revealed that there was a potential quarter-final clash between the two. After Bingham squandered a 129 lead in the second round of the 2011 World Snooker Championship to lose 1312 against Ding Junhui, Allen stated that Bingham had "no bottle" and admitted that there was history between the players and that they did not get on. Bingham responded by calling Allen an idiot and the tension between the two was clearly high as they were drawn to play each other in the second round of the 2011 Australian Goldfields Open.

Allen lost the last four frames in the first round of the Masters to Neil Robertson having led 32 and stated afterwards that he had "completely lost interest" in the match. He accused the Australian of employing slow tactics and said that at times he didn't want to watch him play.[24] He then exited the German Masters in the second round and lost to Shaun Murphy in the quarter-finals of the Welsh Open.

In reaching the semi-finals, Trump was guaranteed to return to world number one after the tournament for the first time since 2013.[23] Selby won three of the first four frames to lead 31.[19] However, Trump won the next four frames to lead 53 after the first session with breaks of 97, 108, 97 and 116.[19] In the second session, Trump won the first three frames to lead 83 including two more 90+ breaks. The first semi-final took place on 9 August 2019, between Selby and Trump.

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Defending champion Mark Allen conceded just four frames to draw Ding, having defeated Sam Craigie, Mark Davis (both 61) and Ali Carter (62).[12][13][14] Allen defeated Ding 63 to reach the semi-finals. Two top-16 ranked players were defeated in first round; Mark Williams lost to Jak Jones and Barry Hawkins to Daniel Wells both 62.[11] Ding Junhui defeated three fellow Chinese players in the first three rounds, overcoming Zhao Xintong, Xiao Guodong and Liang Wenbo to reach the quarter-finals.

In the final he played Judd Trump with whom he held a 21 advantage in the previous meetings between the pair.[20] Allen opened up a 31 lead early in the best of 19 frames match, but subsequently lost the next seven frames to trail 38. Allen made it to his first ranking event final at the 2011 UK Championship by beating Adrian Gunnell, Ali Carter, Marco Fu and Ricky Walden.[19] It was his first success in a ranking event semi-final, after having lost in all five prior attempts. However, such a deficit brought out the best in Allen as he won five of the next six frames, which included three centuries.