ALLEN’S OUT TO AVENGE HUGE CRUCIBLE LOSS
SNOOKER: CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS MARK Allen is riding on the crest of a wave – and he’s now on a revenge missing in his quest to win his first Champion of Champions title.
Northern Ireland’s top potter is on fire having won the International Championship in China this month.
And tonight the Antrim ace (above) locks horns with English young gun Kyren Wilson in the Champion of Champions semi-finals.
Wilson lost 10-7 to Allen in last season’s Masters final but got his own back by beating his rival 13-6 at the World Championship in April.
“I feel like I owe Kyren one because he beat me at the Crucible this year,” admitted Allen.
“We always have good matches, so I’m sure the best man will win on the day.
“I’ve got two very tough matches ahead of me if I’m going to win this tournament, but I quietly fancy my chances.
“I’m just enjoying it, hopefully I keep my form going for as long as possible. “My games is in good shape. Everything is going for me at the minute.
“Whenever I get in on the table I just believe I’m going to clear up. I’ve been scoring very well for a while now.
“I’m just playing really, really well, although I’m not getting carried away.”
Wilson (left), the former Shanghai Masters champion, dumped out Judd Trump and world champion Mark Williams in his opening two matches.