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Not to be confused with Mark Allen (snooker player)

Mark Johnston-Allen (born 28 December 1968 in Bristol) is a former professional snooker player. He reached the final of the 1991 European Open while ranked #59 in the world, a run which included a 5–0 win over Stephen Hendry;[4] Johnston-Allen lost 9–7 to Tony Jones in the final. He reached the final of the same event again a year later, this time losing 9–3 to Jimmy White. He qualified for the World Championship in 1992, and lost 10–4 to Tony Knowles in the first round.

Mark Johnston-Allen
Born (1968-12-28) 28 December 1968 (age 50)
Bristol, England
Sport country England
Professional1988–2000
Highest ranking31 (1991–1994)
Career winnings£183,449[1]
Highest break140 (1989 British Open)[2]
Century breaks17[3]
Best ranking finishRunner-up: European Open (1991, 1992)

At the International Open in 1995, he knocked out Hendry, Mark Williams and Ronnie O'Sullivan before losing 5–0 to White in the quarter-finals. A month later he beat White en route to the semi-finals of the Thailand Open, where he lost to James Wattana. His world ranking peaked at #31 in the 1992/1993 season, but he had dropped out of the world's top 64 by 1997/98. He also holds the distinction of having won each of his three matches against Stephen Hendry.[5]

He now works as a commentator for World Snooker LiveTV which is broadcast on the internet, and also as an MC at snooker events.

Career finalsEdit

Ranking finals: 2 (2 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1991 European Open   Tony Jones 7–9
Runner-up 1992 European Open (2)   Jimmy White 3–9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.cuetracker.net/Players/Mark-Johnston-Allen/Career-Total-Statistics
  2. ^ http://www.cuetracker.net/Players/Mark-Johnston-Allen/Career-Total-Statistics
  3. ^ http://www.cuetracker.net/Players/Mark-Johnston-Allen/Career-Total-Statistics
  4. ^ "Hendry crashes to unknown". Herald Scotland. 12 March 1991. Retrieved 13 May 2011.[dead link]
  5. ^ "1995 Sweater Shop International Open". WWW Snooker. Retrieved 13 May 2011.