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Ulsterman Allen dumped out of World Open by in-form Lisowski


By Adam McKendry

Mark Allen's World Open challenge ended at the second round after he was eliminated by England's Jack Lisowski, losing 5-1 in Haikou, China.

After breezing past Lyu Haotian in the first round, Allen came up against an inspired Lisowski, who outplayed him on the day.

Ironically, it was Antrim man Allen who got the highest break of the game, an 85 in the second frame, however that came after Lisowski took the lead in the first frame thanks to a 67 break.

From there it was a procession for the 27-year old, who slammed the door shut emphatically, restricting Allen to just 21 points over the final four frames.

After winning the third easily, a break of 77 added the fourth for Lisowski, with the fifth quickly to follow, and he closed out the match comfortably with a break of 71 in the final frame.

Elsewhere there were plenty of shocks as defending champion Ding Junhui was eliminated by Robert Milkins, while Judd Trump, Neil Robertson, Ali Carter, Luca Brecel, Stephen Maguire, Ryan Day and Yan Bingtao all lost to lower ranked opponents.

Belfast Telegraph

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