Champion of Champions: Mark Allen beats Neil Robertson in Milton Keynes final

There were seven century breaks in Sunday’s final between Neil Robertson and Mark Allen

Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen defeated Neil Robertson 10-6 in the Champion of Champions decider in Milton Keynes.

It was level at 4-4 with Allen, 34, hitting two centuries while defending champion Robertson knocked in three.

Former Masters champion Allen won the final frame of the first session to edge ahead and the world number eight then led 7-6 before surging to victory.

A break of 119 moved him two clear and Allen finished in style with a 105.

In a high-quality opening session Allen started with a 101 break but his Australian opponent hit back with a 121.

A 110 saw the Northern Irishman go 4-2 ahead but back came Robertson again with 108 and 109 to level the match.

Allen also compiled breaks of 55, 57, 84, 53 and 70 while former world champion Robertson added breaks of 63 and 67 to his three centuries.

It has been an event to remember for the Antrim man, after Allen was involved in a heated exchange with Ronnie O’Sullivan in his victory over the Englishman in the semi-finals.

Allen labelled O’Sullivan a “bully” after the six-times world champion said Allen was distracting him by being in his eyeline more than once.

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