Get to know snooker's 'F1' - THEPCHAIYA UN-NOOH!

Mark Allen

  • Title

    Five ranking titles
  • Nationality

    Northern Irish
  • Turned Pro

    2005
  • Highest Tournament Break

    147
  • Location

    Antrim
  • D.O.B

    22 February 1986
  • Money List Earnings

    £653,500
  • Nickname

    The Pistol

Ranking titles: Five
Triple Crown wins: One (2018 Masters)

Career highlights

2004: Wins World Amateur title
2009: Reaches the semi-finals at the Crucible, knocking out defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan, before losing 17-13 to John Higgins
2011: Gets to the final of a ranking event for the first time at the UK Championship, but loses 10-8 to Judd Trump
2012: Wins first ranking title at the World Open in China, beating Stephen Lee 10-1
2013: Retains the World Open thanks to a 10-4 defeat of Matthew Stevens in the final
2014: Reaches four consecutive finals and wins the Paul Hunter Classic
2016: Wins his first-ever ranking title on UK soil at the Players Championship and makes his first professional 147 break at the UK Championship
2018: Claims maiden Triple Crown title at the Masters in London, defeating Kyren Wilson 10-7 in the final. Wins the International Championship in China, beating Neil Robertson 10-5 in the final. Captures his fifth ranking title at the Scottish Open with a 9-7 defeat of Shaun Murphy. Runner-up at the UK Championship.
2020: Runner-up to Stephen Maguire at the Tour Championship.