International Championship snooker results: Mark Allen defeats Neil Robertson to win his fourth ranking title

Mark Allen
Mark Allen

Mark Allen claimed the fourth ranking title of his career as he defeated Neil Robertson 10-5 in the International Championship final.

The Northern Irishman, who was runner-up here in Daqing last year when losing 10-7 to Mark Selby, was always in command during Sunday's final as he collected the £170,000 top prize.

It's Allen's biggest title since winning the prestigious Masters event back in January although his last silverware in ranking tournaments was back at the 2016 Players Championship.

The 32-year-old opened up a 7-2 advantage during the afternoon session which included breaks of 119, 108 and 103 to take his centuries tally for the week up to 14.

Robertson, who was bidding for his 15th ranking title in his 22nd final, fought back with breaks of 84 and 121 but Allen swiftly took the next two, with the help of a 101 break in the 13th frame.

The Australian kept his slim hopes alive with a break of 113 only for Allen to finish the job in the next.

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