2015 Bulgarian Open: Clear victory for Mark Allen

21:57:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

Mark Allen recorded a crystal clear victory of 4-0 over Welshman Ryan Day in the final of this year’s Bulgarian Open from Sofia; this is actually the 5th European Tournament that Allen wins.

The pride of Northern Ireland was practically on fire this week, starting his cruise towards the final with a 4-0 scoreline in front of Ross Muir, an outstanding 4-3 in front of the current world champion Stuart Bingham, 4-1 against Nigel Bond, another 4-0 whitewash by playing Michael Holt, 4-3 against Mike Dunn and (yet) again a 4-0 result this time by playing Mark Williams.

At the opposite corner, Ryan Day's performance was also top class, the Welshman obtaining victories of 4-0 against Ashley Hugill and Joel Walker, 4-3 against Kyren Wilson and Mark Joyce, a brilliant 4-0 by facing the world number one Mark Selby and concluding with a 4-2 against Sam Baird.

The final battle was a one-way street snooker affair, Allen using breaks of 65 and 76 to take the first two frames of the match.

Day had a great start in frame three, but stopped his break at 32 due to a miss and despite the fact that the snooker Gods handed him the chance to end the frame on a tie, he just didn't take it.

Being one away from victory, Allen started the next frame strong, but a miss forced him to give up his place at the table after just 35 points. 

Day took his chances, but he couldn't make more of 34 points off his visit, in the end Allen closing the deal.
After the match, "The Pistol" admitted that after seeing Ryan play so superbly during this week and after seeing how he crushed Selby during the semis, he knew he had to step up his game and luckily he managed to do it.

In the end I can’t help but add that this well-deserved victory doesn't come alone, but also with an invitation to the following Champion of Champions tournament (due to take place between 10-15 of November in Coventry) and a booked place in the Players Championship Finals.