Allen through at Players Championship

Mark Allen clinched a final frame decider against Mark Davis at the Players Championship

Mark Allen clinched a final-frame decider against Mark Davis at the Players Championship

Mark Allen’s half-century break in the deciding frame clinched a 4-3 victory over Mark Davis in the first round of the Players Championship in Manchester.

The Antrim man hit a break of 123 in the first frame and came from 3-2 down to set up a last-16 tie with Mark King.

Barry Hawkins is also through after a 4-2 win over Michael Holt, while Matthew Selt beat Andrew Higginson 4-1.

Ryan Day enjoyed a 4-1 win over Kyren Wilson, with Robert Milkins beating Tian Pengfei by the same scoreline.


Thursday, 24 March

Second round (best of seven frames)

Matthew Selt (Eng) v Ben Woollaston (Eng)

Dominic Dale (Wal) v Shaun Murphy (Eng)

Mark Allen (NI) v Mark King (Eng)

Ryan Day (Wal) v Mike Dunn (Eng)

Marco Fu (HK) v Ricky Walden (Eng)

Judd Trump (Eng) v Ali Carter (Eng)

Ding Junhui (Chn) v Michael White (Wal)

Robert Milkins (Eng) v Barry Hawkins (Eng)

Friday, 25 March

Quarter-finals (best of seven frames)

Saturday, 26 March

Semi-finals (best of 11 frames)

NB: Clocks go forward one hour on Sunday, 27 March at 01:00 (1am) to mark the start of British Summer Time (BST).

Sunday, 27 March

Final (best of 19 frames)


Tuesday, 22 March

First round

Ding Junhui (Chn) 4-1 David Gilbert (Eng)

Marco Fu (HK) 4-3 Alan McManus (Sco)

Shaun Murphy (Eng) 4-1 Liang Wenbo (Chn)

Ben Woollaston (Eng) 4-3 Jimmy Robertson (Eng)

Michael White (Wal) 4-2 Luca Brecel (Bel)

Allister Carter (Eng) 4-1 Graeme Dott (Sco)

Martin Gould (Eng) 1-4 Judd Trump (Eng)

Rory McLeod (Eng) 1-4 Mike Dunn (Eng)

Wednesday, 23 March

First round

Barry Hawkins (Eng) 4-2 Michael Holt (Eng)

Matthew Selt (Eng) 4-1 Andrew Higginson (Eng)

Mark Allen (NI) 4-1 Mark Davis (Eng)

Mark King (Eng) 4-2 Sam Baird (Eng)

Ryan Day (Wal) 4-1 Kyren Wilson (Eng)

Tian Pengfei (Chn) 1-4 Robert Milkins (Eng)

Mark Williams (Wal) 3-4 Dominic Dale (Wal)

Tom Ford (Eng) 1-4 Ricky Walden (Eng)

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