Gloucester Glory for Allen

00:11:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

The Pistol shoots trophy
Mark Allen recorded a beautiful 4-1 victory by facing the dangerous Judd Trumps in tonight's final of the European Tour Event 6 (ET 6), also known as the Kay Suzanne Memorial Cup.

This victory comes after a very recent one, as on October 6th, Allen beat Ding Junhui with the same 4-1 scoreline in the European Tour Event 5, in Ruhr, Germany.

The current win happened on home soil, if I may say so, for Mark is a proud member of the Pink Army and even if the big boss, Mr Paul Mount, would have been happy with any of the two players starring the winner's role, I bet he was thrilled to see one of his offspring lifting a trophy that has such a special meaning to him.

Although Judd had a huge change to take the opener, he sadly missed on a 58 break this leaving room for Mark's interference. "The Pistol" lost no time and pulled the trigger shooting a beautiful 62 break (with which he also cleared the table), to win the frame on the black.

Trump starring as the runner-up ... this time
But Trump seemed not to bother about losing and hit a marvellous 128 to draw level.

Allen regained control of the match after a third frame where the biggest break was a 42, while runs of 35, 28 and 34 were smoothing his way to the finish line. The scoreboard was showing a decisive 3-1 result.

The last frame was played cool and in a very chill style, breaks of 39 and 53 being everything that the doctor prescribed for a well-deserved win.

In 2012, Allen beat his namesake, Mark Selby by the iconic 4-1 scoreline to lift the Antwerp Open trophy and in few days the 2013 edition will kick off. Can Allen stay strong in order to cash another victory and defend his title?

All photos are credit to Monique Limbos. Many thanks!