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

After losing in the first round of the opening two ranking events of the year, Allen won the minor-ranking Ruhr Open in Mlheim, Germany, by beating Ding Junhui 41 in the final.[38][39] He also won the next European Tour event, the Kay Suzanne Memorial Cup by battling past former world champions Neil Robertson and Graeme Dott in the quarter-finals and semis respectively.[38] He beat Judd Trump 41 in the final to become the first player to win back-to-back events since they were introduced in 2010.[40] In the last 16 of the UK Championship, Allen and Judd Trump both struggled for consistency during their match, with Allen giving Trump a hug when the pair missed a succession of easy balls.[41] Allen went on to win 64 to reach his first major quarter-final of the season, where he lost 62 to Ricky Walden.[42] Allen came close to recording a hat-trick of World Open titles as he won through to the semi-finals, but was beaten 64 by Shaun Murphy.[43] His two titles earlier in the season meant Allen was the number one seed for the PTC Finals where he lost in the quarter-finals 42 against Gerard Greene.[44][45] Allen was 97 behind against Neil Robertson after the second session of his last 16 match at the World Championship and lost all four frames in the next session to be defeated 137.

In March, Allen won his first ever ranking event as he captured the World Open title in Haikou, China.

Tournament format[edit]

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However, Williams fought back to lead 87 before Allen came from 710 down and requiring two snookers to steal the next frame 7371. In August 2014, he reached the final of the Riga Open but lost 43 to Mark Selby.[47] Two weeks later Allen won the Paul Hunter Classic defeating Judd Trump 42 in the final.[48] He advanced to the final of the Shanghai Masters where he was beaten 103 by Stuart Bingham.[49] At the International Championship, Allen led Mark Williams 74 by producing some of his best snooker which included a total of eight breaks above 50.

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.

Tour Championship 2019 Draw

The championship began on 4 August 2019, with the first round alongside heldover qualifier matches.[8] Two matches in the heldover qualifier rounds were decided on a deciding frame.

In 2005, Allen began a relationship with women's world snooker champion Reanne Evans.

Graeme Dott qualified to play Shaun Murphy in the second quarter-final. Dott defeated Michael White before defeating two world champions in Stuart Bingham and John Higgins to reach the quarter-final.[16] Murphy, who had reached only the Scottish Open final in the previous season defeated Yuan Sijun 65 and Riga Masters champion Yan Bingtao 64 before drawing a rematch of the second round match at the 2019 World Championships against Neil Robertson.

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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.

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.

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.

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.